Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Time to Pass It On

 It's time for me to host a giveaway. First, let's start with the prize:


 These are 5 fat quarters from my local quilt shop, plus this book:

Now, the background... Earlier this year, I won a giveaway from Ada Kopitopoulou, which included this book. Here's what I won:
As far as I can tell, the book started in the USA from Dawn's Quilt Corner in November of 2011. Different winners have added their blog addresses to the inside front cover (about 8 of us so far) and it appears this book has been to Holland and Greece and I now have it here in Canada. Whoever wins my giveaway must agree to pass on the book in a similar manner. The fabric and any other surprises I include are yours to keep. You can add whatever fabric and/or surprises you like when you give the book away. 
When I entered the giveaway, I wasn't particularly interested in the book, but free fabric is always exciting. I might not mind the odd mystery, but I'm not into graphic and gruesome and I found the cover and title of this book rather creepy. However, I decided to give it a try and it didn't live up to its creepiness. It was actually a pretty light-hearted mystery. The murder victim is an old skeleton, buried for 30 years, that was unearthed in a flower garden, so nothing too scary about that. The main characters are well-developed and I found myself liking them right from the start. My favourite line from the book is "It looks like a potato chip," which has nothing to do with the murder, but it made me laugh heartily. I won't spoil the surprise by telling you what that line is about. And, of course, it's a quilt-themed book.
To enter this giveaway, just add a comment on this post. 
For added entries:
1. Follow my blog (click on "Join this site" in the right hand column).
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3. Share a link to this post on facebook, your blog or twitter (one added entry for each place shared).
Please leave an extra comment for each of your added entries (e.g. - I shared on facebook). And make sure that you leave me your email if it's not automatically included when you comment. 
Entries will close October 31 at midnight MDT. I will then select a winner by the highly technologically sophisticated method of putting names on slips of paper and drawing one from a basket. :-)
Good luck. I'm looking forward to seeing where this book will travel next. And hopefully you'll share with me what you made with the fabric.