Tuesday, May 8, 2012

New Book Giveaway: Gone to Texas

GONE TO TEXAS: 
QUILTS FROM A PIONEER WOMAN'S JOURNAL
by Betsy Chutchian   (Kansas City Star Books)


"More than 150 years ago a pioneer family left a sign on their Kentucky door reading “Gone to Texas."

As did so many of their generation, Robert and Lizzie Carpenter packed up their belongings and headed West to find a better life. They chose the North Central Texas prairie to set up housekeeping. And, it was here, on their newly built homestead, that Lizzie began writing her journal, which she kept from 1857 to 1882. Chronicled within its pages are the details of pioneer life—including her deep love for quiltmaking."



Lizzie's great-granddaughter, Betsy Chutchian, studied her ancestor's journal, and recreated twelve of the quilts mentioned. Along the way, she learned a great deal about pioneer life on the frontier...and the strong-held beliefs that make life worth living. 


(See more, as well as sample pages, here.)


Want a FREE copy of this book for your library? All you have to do is leave a comment on this post. If you 'follow' this blog, or subscribe via e-mail, mention that too -- it's good for three entries. As always, you can enter until midnight MST Sunday, Mother's Day, and we'll randomly draw a winner on Monday. 


Good luck!

17 comments:

Unknown said...

I would LOVE a copy of this book! My favorite quilts are traditional quilts, especially those of the 19th and early 20th century.

Unknown said...

I would LOVE a copy of this book! My favorite quilts are traditional quilts, especially those of the 19th and early 20th century.

Unknown said...

would LOVE a copy of this book! My favorite quilts are traditional quilts, especially those of the 19th and early 20th century.

Kathy Pennell said...

All these books look so darn interesting! I love history and couple that with my other love of quilting and I am totally hooked. It seems that literature for quilters as well as fabric choices have both just exploded in the past few years! There is so much to choose from, it makes a gal dizzy!

Unknown said...

would LOVE a copy of this book! My favorite quilts are traditional quilts, especially those of the 19th and early 20th century.

Unknown said...

would LOVE a copy of this book! My favorite quilts are traditional quilts, especially those of the 19th and early 20th century.

Chip E. Nell said...

Well, my last post seems to have gone to cyber round file. I just want to thank you for bringing all these books to our attention. The fabric choices and literature choices just seem to have exploded in the past few years. It is a dizzying array of choices.

Unknown said...

would LOVE a copy of this book! My favorite quilts are traditional quilts, especially those of the 19th and early 20th century.

Barb in PA said...

Hi Cindy - I'd love a copy of this book -- thanks for offering it. I know east coast quilts, but have much to learn about western settlement and how quilts fit in to that.

Barb in PA

Unknown said...

Would love to have this book. I have another book by this author and enjoy it very much!

Pat V. said...

I've always thought this looked like an interesting book. Thanks for the chance to win!

Pat V. said...

I'm a new follower of your rss feed.

Deb said...

Cindy, I don't mean for this to be a duplicate comment, so please just delete it if I've commented earlier. I just can't remember, and I still had your email in my inbox. I would absolutely love to win this book!!! I'm headed to Texas tentatively in July so this book is very relative to my situation! Thanks for entering me.

Chip E. Nell said...

I follow you via email also! Thanks for the fun!

Anonymous said...

I would love a copy of this book. I read all I can about early settlers and how they made thwir quilts and life surrounding the quilts.

Cindy Brick said...

Barb in Pa -- congratulations, girl! You've won the GONE TO TEXAS book! Contact us at cindyjbrick@gmail.com with your address, and we'll ship it on your way.

Look for the next giveaway on the current post...

Nancy said...

I would ever so much love to have a copy of this book. tedqelsnsucture for the chance.

Zzzzzzzz...

After four hours at Tuesday Morning's checkout line today, I can honestly relate. Okay, maybe a nap AND a cookie.