Jennifer Chiaverini New Book

A Conversation with Author Jennifer Chiaverini

A busy schedule of travel and teaching has made me a little late with this month’s newsletter, but I know you’ll forgive me when you learn that April’s podcast guest is the one and only Jennifer Chiaverini! Not only that, but we’re doing a giveaway of her latest novel, The Museum of Lost Quilts!

We actually have two great giveaways this month. One lucky winner will win Jennifer’s new novel, and another lucky winner will receive an amazing fat quarter bundle that includes an Aurifil thread collection from this month’s podcast sponsor, String & Story, the quilting education company with a mission to guide more quilters around the world to quilt with confidence.

The deadline to enter is May 15th, 2024. Head on over to for your chance to win!

Obviously, The Museum of Lost Quilts is Quilt Fiction’s book of the month. As for our BOM, I’ve selected the vintage Crosses and Losses. I thought about going with the Lost Ship quilt block, since it had the word “lost” in it, but the Crosses and Losses is a simpler block, and I like to keep things simple around here. I found the Crosses and Losses block via the Fresh Lemons Quilt blog (click the link for a tutorial). I also hope to do a how-to video, but as you may or may not have noticed, I’m a little behind on my how-to videos.

Faith Jones of the Fresh Lemon Quilts website says she found the Crosses and Losses block  in a Ladies’ Art Company catalog. I went looking for more info on the Ladie’s Art Company  and came across Connie Chunn’s website dedicated to the topic. You can find pdfs of some of the vintage catalogs on the Quilt Index site.

Just a reminder, if you’re looking for more quilt fiction, check out the Quilt Fiction Story Guild and the Quilt Fiction Shop, where you’ll find my books and audiobooks!

See you next month, when our podcast guest will be the marvelous Marie Bostwick!