Missouri Stars

Sarah and Sophie (the main characters in my Quilting Cozy series) have totally ignored my reluctance to write another book in the series. They continued to niggle at me about allowing them to participate in a new story:  a country singer, a murder, a nursing home in turmoil, a night sky filled with glittering stars, and all their friends.

I stopped fighting it, and now Book #11 is in the works!  It will be many months before it hits the shelves and the e-readers, so this is just an early notice to my faithful readers. It will probably be entitled Missouri Stars, and that will be the quilt block featured in the quilt on the cover.

“It looks like we could touch the stars from here, but some seem so far away they couldn’t be reached for eternities.”… Sophie moved toward the bench without taking her eyes off the sky…“I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a magnificent night sky,” she muttered…”It’s magical. Do you think the night skies in Missouri are always this spectacular?

Their overnight trip to Missouri left Sarah determined to design a quilt featuring the Missouri Star block.  As always, the characters in the book will be creating the quilt which is featured on the cover. And the directions for the quilt will be included at the end of the story!


Thank you, my dear readers, for all your encouragement. As you know, the entire series (Books 1-10) is being published by C&T Publishing and will be re-issued beginning in September (two per month), and each will include the directions for the cover quilt. This will be an exciting year!

My very best wishes to all.

About Carol Dean Jones, Author, Quilting Cozy serieshttp://caroldeanjones.comI am a retired geriatric social worker, avid quilter, and author of A Quilting Cozy series published by C&T Publishing.

14 thoughts on “Missouri Stars

  1. Carol, so glad there’s another on the way!! Got home from camp and guess what was on my kind- yep your latest book- already read! Such a short memory!! Looking forward!!

  2. SO happy to hear the good news! I’ve read all 10 and was hoping there would be another 🙂 Perhaps your book will include a trip to Hamilton Missouri’s Missouri Star Quilt Company. I met Jennie last summer and enjoyed my visit:)

    • Hi Jane, So happy to hear from you again. Hope all is well in your world and that you are still enjoying your quilting. Great idea about Missouri Star Quilt Co. I turn to them with every new quilt. In fact, I used their short cut for making the Missouri Star blocks for the cover quilt of book #11. You can’t see the silver in my pictures but the fabric just glistens! Keep in touch, Jane. I’d love to hear what you’ve been working on. Best wishes,
      Carol (quiltingcozy@gmail.com)

  3. Yay! So excited to hear this. Can’t wait until it comes out. Love the Missouri Stars – and not because I am in Missouri! 😀

    • I hope you enjoy the new book. My new publisher is re-issuing the original 10 books with new covers and instructions for making the cover quilt. That will begin in early September and continue one book at a time for five months. I guess #11 will be coming out in about February…a long time off. I just might have another one in the works by then! Thank you for commenting and for reading my books. Please stay in touch.

  4. Love the blues…..! Yay for Book #11 – once you’ve given “life” to your characters they will forever whisper in your ear and want you to keep telling their stories.

    Hugs, Pam

    • Yes, I love the blues, too. What you can’t see in the picture is all the silver metallic. It sparkles!! I had a difficult time finding just the right background (sky), but I like this one. It’s a very dark blue and I think that the design looks like stars and planets far away. Thanks for leaving the first comment, sister.

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