Christmas in Springtime: The Seasons of Grace Quilt and Other Gifts

final pat season of grace top.jpgMore than a year ago, quilt and fabric designer Pat Sloan and I began a block of the month project based on a quilt mentioned in Sister’s Choice, the fifth book in my Shenandoah Album series.  This month we’re pleased to say we have just posted the final pattern of the series, the layout(s), cutting, and sewing directions.

Those of you who have participated with us know there are two versions of the quilt.  Pictured here is Pat’s 12 block version, which is a decorative wall quilt.  My Advent version has 24 removable stockings to fill, one for each day leading up to Christmas.  Mine’s all done but the shouting, and I will post photos here next week so you can see the finished project.  I’m hoping it will be my granddaughter’s Christmas present, and that she will enjoy it for years to come. 

You can read more about the project by going here.

Along the way Pat and I offered a giveaway to one participating quilter and another for a quilter who finished all the stockings and posted the photos on our Flickr page.  Cathy won a set of my Quilt Along With pattern books and Sarah just won a grand prize of all sorts of goodies.  Congratulations to both women, and to everyone who persisted and finished the stockings.  Now, finish the quilt.

Didn’t do this but wish you had?  All the patterns will be archived at Pat’s website for at least a year, so you still have time.  Look around while you’re there.  Pat has a lot to offer.

And while I’m announcing giveaways?  Congratulations to Audrey, Emily and Marilyn who commented about my Rising Tides covers and chose the ones they liked best.  Each will receive copies of Iron Lace and Rising Tides in their latest mass market paperback version.

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for A Mother's Touch.jpgFeeling sad you haven’t won anything?  Check my Facebook page for yet another opportunity. Everyone who tells us a favorite memory of his or her mother will be entered in a giveaway for a copy of A Mother’s Touch, an anthology of three novellas in honor of Mother’s Day. will choose three winners, so add your comment by May 6th for a chance to win.  You don’t have to ask me to friend you.  If you’re already a Facebook member, just click on the link above, and it will take you right there. 

More contests coming up in the near future, so please check back to see what the publication of Fortunate Harbor in July will bring.


  1. Anita L. on February 12, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    I’m trying to find the meaning of the word “pelsnickler,” which a friend in Sweden found in the book “Wedding Ring.”
    Please help!
    Thank you.

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