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Between Heaven & Texas Blog Hop, Free Pattern and Giveaways!

Between Heaven and Texas Blog Hop

Well howdy, y’all!

I can say that…I’m a Texan! ūüėČ

Welcome to Sewhooked and the Between Heaven & Texas Blog Hop¬†for Marie Bostwick‘s newest novel by the same name! Each blog participating in this fun event is sharing a free 12″ star pattern made in a variety of techniques. You’ll find mine below.

Banded Star by Jennifer Ofenstein

Banded Star, a pattern to paper piece!

>>>¬†Click for 12″ pattern¬†<<<

..and because I can’t help myself, here’s the¬†6″ pattern!

Both patterns also available on Craftsy

Marie Bostwick Blog Tour - Between Heaven and Texas

This is an extra special post for me because just a couple of days ago, I had the opportunity to meet Marie in person at my local quilt store. She was signing copies of her books and very generously agreed to sign giveaway goodies for the blog hop!

Marie Bostwick Blog Tour - Between Heaven and Texas

As one of the bloggers for this special event, I received an Advanced Reader’s Copy of Between Heaven and Texas. This is Marie signing my copy. For you. That’s right, I’m giving away my autographed copy! Woo!

Marie Bostwick Blog Tour - Between Heaven and Texas

In addition to the autographed copy of Between Heaven and Texas, I will also be giving away a brand new copy of the book, straight from the publisher, a door hanger from Marie’s book signing tour AND, possibly my favorite thing, a 6 1/2″ signature block, signed by Marie!

There will be three winners (two books and the door hanger with signature block)…just answer these questions: Have you ever visited or lived in Texas? Where do you live now? (state or Country okay, no need to share your address!)

Winner to be announced Tuesday, May 14. You must include contact information to win. The book coming directly from the publisher can only be shipped to addresses in North America. Sorry, their rules!

Marie Bostwick Blog Tour - Between Heaven and Texas

Marie signing the block to be given away here on Sewhooked. Do you see my Banded Star peeking out?!

Marie Bostwick Blog Tour - Between Heaven and Texas

Marie showing off one of her quilts.

Be sure to visit all the wonderful bloggers participating in this fun event for free star blocks and great giveaways!

Monday, April 29 РMarie Bostwick, free pattern on The Quilting Gallery
Tuesday, April 30 – Michele – Quilting Gallery
Wednesday, May 1 – Bonnie – Quiltville
Thursday, May 2 РPat РPat Sloan (interview with Marie)
Thursday, May 2 – Kim – Persimon Dreams
Friday, May 3 – Melissa – Happy Quilting
Saturday, May 4 – Jo – Jo’s Country Junction
Sunday, May 5 – Wendy – Ivory Spring
Monday, May 6 – Victoria – Bumble Beans Inc.
Tuesday, May 7 – Vicki – Quilting Lodge Blog
Wednesday, May 8 – Melissa/Jake – Generation Q Magazine
Thursday, May 9 – Jennifer – Sewhooked (you’re here!)
Friday, May 10 – Jackie – Canton Village Quilt Works

Find all the stars here with direct links to each Blog Hop post.
Between Heaven and Texas Blog Tour Flickr Group…makes blocks and share your photos here!

Want to help out a great cause while enjoying the great free patterns from Marie’s Blog Tour? Make an extra star block and donate it the The Linus Connection! Any and all 12″ star blocks are welcome!

I have been an active volunteer for The Linus Connection for over 10 years. To date, I have made and donated approximately 300 quilts and blankets since 2002, many of them made from orphan blocks donated by quilters from around the world from generous quilters like you!

The Linus Connection is a 501(c)(3) organization based in Austin, Texas whose mission is to make and deliver handmade security blankets for children in crisis situations in the Central Texas area. The blankets go to children in hospital emergency rooms, in crisis centers, in foster care, battered women’s shelters, to any child who is in need of a little extra security in their lives.

Contact me for mailing information at sewhooked@gmail.com or visit The Linus Connection blog to find out other ways you can help!

Between heaven and Texas

About Between Heaven and Texas (from the publisher):

In this luminous prequel to her beloved Cobbled Court Quilts series, New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick takes readers into the heart of a small Texas town and the soul of a woman who discovers her destiny there…

Welcome to Too Much–where the women are strong-willed and the men are handsome yet shiftless. Ever since Mary Dell Templeton and her twin sister Lydia Dale were children, their Aunt Velvet has warned them away from local boys. But it’s well known that the females in Mary Dell’s family have two traits in common–superior sewing skills and a fatal weakness for men.

While Lydia Dale grows up petite and pretty, Mary Dell just keeps growing. Tall, smart, and sassy, she is determined to one day turn her love of sewing into a business. Meanwhile, she’ll settle for raising babies with her new husband, Donny. But that dream proves elusive too, until finally, Mary Dell gets the son she always wanted–a child as different as he is wonderful. And as Mary Dell is forced to reconsider what truly matters in her family and her marriage, she begins to piece together a life that, like the colorful quilts she creates, will prove vibrant, rich, and absolutely unforgettable. . .

About Marie Bostwick:

Marie Bostwick is the New York Times Bestselling author of eleven books, including the popular Cobbled Court Quilt series of novel.  She lives in Connecticut with Brad, her husband of thirty-one years. When not writing or volunteering for her church, she enjoys quilting, gardening, reading, watching movies, spending time with her friends and family, and especially playing with her grandsons. Marie travels extensively, speaking at libraries, bookstores, quilt guilds, and at quilt shows. She has been a featured speaker at the Paducah Quilt Festival and the Houston International Quilt Festival. In 2013, she will be the keynote speaker at Quilt Nebraska.

More places you can find me:

Look for me on pages 10 & 33! I have a limited number of copies available in my ETSY shop.


Doctor Who? Stitching? Free patterns? What’s not to love?! Only on Fandom In Stitches!

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Featured Pattern Texas Twofer: Set 1 (Paper Pieced), just $2 on Craftsy

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 7 Blog Tour!

Welcome to Sewhooked and thanks for stopping by for the¬†Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour!¬†I’m thrilled to get to share my newest Quiltmaker offering… Lemons Into Lemonade!

Be sure and stick around to the end…I have TWO fantastic giveaways!

Lemon From Lemonade block

Lemons into Lemonade was inspired by one of my favorite warm weather drinks. Mmm…lemonade!

Lemons into Lemonade

You can make it too… block #623 on page 33 of Vol. 7!

Lemonade sketch...figuring out the block!

I design most of my quilt patterns in EQ7, but I still tend to start with a doodle!

Lemon from Lemonade Block

EQ7 rendering of Lemons into Lemonade.

Make Lemonade quilt with hand embroidery

You’ll also find this fun table runner, Make Lemonade, on page 10!

Make Lemonade Quilt

Here’s a fun close up…hand embroidered and free motion quilted. ūüôā



I am¬†absolutely¬†thrilled to announce that as part of this very special day, I’m giving away a FREE Craftsy¬†class!

One lucky winner will win Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing with Carol Doak!

It’s super easy … just click here and you are registered to win! The winner will have Carol’s Craftsy¬†class added right to their account! Classes never expire and you can access them anytime.

Important stuff: Must have a Craftsy¬†account to enter (it’s free!). One entry per person. Having trouble seeing the entry page? Try using Firefox.

There’s always something to learn over on Craftsy…be sure to check out all the great patterns (here are mine!) and don’t miss the fun quilting classes!


In addition to giving away an awesome free Craftsy¬†class, one lucky commenter will win a FREE copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 7. All you have to do is tell me what your favorite warm weather drink is in comments and you’re entered to win!

Winners to be announced Tuesday, May 7! 

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 7 will be available at your local quilt shops and bookstores and I will be selling a limited amount of signed copies in my etsy shop, so be sure to check back for that!

Love fun blog events? Here are some more:

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We’re collecting blocks for a great cause…you can help, too!

Between Heaven and Texas Blog Hop

Click for full Blog Tour details! Visit Sewhooked May 9 for my post! Wanna win a book? I know you do!


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Featured pattern: Mustachio! (12 mustaches to paper piece), $8 on Craftsy

100 Blocks Blog Tour Winners!

100 Blocks, Vol. 5

It’s been a fantastically awesome time, giving away so many wonderful freebies!

In the last month, I have given Sewhooked Prize Packs as part of the Garden Party Blog Hop, free patterns, copies of Marie Bostwick’s newest novel and a free copy of EQ7. How awesome is that?!

Today I have more fun prizes to give away…what can I say, I love giving stuff away!

Each person that commented on my Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour post¬†was entered to win two separate drawings: a copy of Quiltmaker‚Äôs 100 Blocks, Vol. 5¬†¬†or a copy of my pattern set,¬†Fanciful Fairies.

Thanks once again to the awesome that is random.org, we have a winner for the free issue of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 5 !

Yay, congrats, Leenah!! I hope you enjoy your free magazine!

Sunbonnet Sue's Magical Friends

Because I can’t give just ONE thing away, I had to include a free pattern! I’m happy to announce¬†the winner of a free copy of my pattern set,¬†Fanciful Fairies¬†is…

Congratulations to both of my winners! You should both have already received emails from me about your prize. As noted above, both winners were chosen via random.org.

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Vol. 5

Don’t forget to look for block #421, my own May Showers!

If you didn’t manage to score a free copy of¬†Quiltmaker‚Äôs 100 Blocks, Vol. 5, it¬†hit newsstands, quilt and craft stores TODAY!

Reminder: Today is the last day to use coupon code QUILTMAKER to get 20% off your total purchase from the Sewhooked Shop! Offer not valid on Etsy or Craftsy.

If you’re local to the Austin, Texas area, please stop by Honey Bee Quilt Store on Saturday, May 12 from 10am-Noon for my Trunk Show! There will be copies of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 5 for sale at the shop and I will be giving away a wall hanging made from May Showers to one lucky visitor!

Please stop by later today for Talk To Me Tuesday and some sneak peeks of my upcoming Trunk Show!



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