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 go with the book. 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.
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Our book to read and discuss during December 2013 is The Christmas Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini. It's a quick, fun read. Get the book from your local library or bookstore and join us!
In the book, the Bergstrom family has a tradition of the newlyweds choosing the Christmas tree. If you'd like to make a quilt block to go with this tradition, here are some wonderful, free patterns for you to check out:
Christmas Tree Quilt Block shown above
Christmas Tree and Presents Quilt Block
Southern Pine Quilt Block
Striped Tree Quilt Block Pattern
Super Easy Paper-Pieced Tree in 4 Sizes
In my family, it was tradition for my husband and boys to go into the woods on our property and cut down our Christmas tree each year. I would have cocoa waiting for them on their return. Some of the trees looked slightly "Charlie Brownish," so my husband would drill holes into the tree trunk and insert extra limbs. My husband now buys a tree at a local lot. We always get a REAL tree as tall as possible. This year, it's a beautiful Noble Fir.
What kind of Christmas tree do you have - an artificial one or a real one? Do you buy a tree off the lot or cut one down? Inquiring minds want to know! Please answer in the comment section below. If you're reading this via e-mail, you must click on the title of the blog post in order to comment or to read the comments of others. By commenting, you are entering your name in this month's give-away. Plume Books has generously offered a December give-away of two more copies of Jennifer Chiaverini's just-released book, An Elm Creek Quilts Companion.
The Quilters' Book Club selection for January is The Healing Quilt by Lauraine Snelling. Get the book from your local library or bookstore and plan to join us!
You might enjoy reading my previous blog post Making the Christmas Quilt in The Christmas Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini.