Do you love to quilt AND love to read? I invite you to join the free, online Quilters' Book Club. Each month, we read a book, discuss it through comments on my blog posts, and then make a quilt block to represent that book. I research several potential blocks to go with the book's themes, setting, main characters, and events. And I find the patterns free on the internet, making it easy for everyone to access. Each member can choose the block or blocks they'd like to make. I'll also make sure each book is available on Kindle since so many people use that format for reading.
To join, become a follower of my blog so you won't miss any blog post. Leave a comment, letting us know you'd like to join. That's it! To make it super convenient, you can also sign up for my posts to be delivered right to you via email. If you are reading my posts via email, be sure to click through to my blog to be able to comment and to read the comments of others.
Our book to read and discuss during May 2013 is Alice's Tulips by Sandra Dallas. It's historical fiction set in Iowa during the Civil War.
"Alice Bullock is a young newlywed whose husband, Charlie, has just joined the Union Army, leaving her on his Iowa farm with only his formidable mother for company. Alice writes lively letters to her sister filled with accounts of local quilting bees, the rigors of farm life, and the customs of small-town America. But no town is too small for intrigue and treachery, and when Alice finds herself accused of murder, she discovers her own hidden strengths. Rich in details of quilting, Civil War-era America, and the realities of a woman's life in the nineteenth century, Alice's Tulips is Sandra Dallas at her best."
Get a copy of Alice's Tulips at your local library and come join us. If you'd like to know more about Sandra Dallas, visit her website here.
Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting is the winner of Marie Bostwick's latest novel, Between Heaven and Texas. Congratulations, Cheryl! This month's Quilters' Book Club giveaway is Jennifer Chiaverini's latest novel, Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker. Every time you comment on a book club blog, your name will be entered into the giveaway.
Alice's Tulips is written in the form of letters. (A novel told through letters is known as an epistolary novel.) Have you ever read a novel written in this format? Answer in the comments selection below for a chance to win this month's giveaway.
You might also enjoy reading my previous blog post here.