Free Books – A Quilting Cozy series

On October 15th, 2019, one lucky follower of this blog will win a complete set of the Quilting Cozy series, Books 1-10 by Carol Dean Jones. The winner will receive a signed, print copy of each of the ten books in the series as pictured above.

These books are cozy mysteries which, as you may know, are light mysteries centered around a group of friends involved in a hobby and who see themselves as amateur sleuths. Cozies are about relationships as much as the mystery and the friends in this series are active senior citizens living in a lively retirement village. Their main hobby, aside from solving mysteries, is quilting. These books are relaxing, involve no explicit sex or violence, and are fun to read.

All you need to do in order to be eligible for the random drawing is to leave a comment below. Tell me something about yourself, your reading habits, your hobbies…or tell me nothing at all except that you’d like to be including in the drawing. (The winner will be notified by the email on file so don’t include any personal contact information in your comments).

If you’ve already read the series, you might like them as a gift for a friend.

Or, you might want to reread them in preparation for Book #11 which will be coming out in the spring — stay tuned for more information!!

The random drawing will be held on October 15th, 2019, at 5pm EST.  The winner will be notified immediately by email.

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.

124 thoughts on “Free Books – A Quilting Cozy series

  1. New adventures for Sarah and Sophie! Can’t wait for the new book. Love this series. I would be thrilled to receive the complete set!

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  2. I just discovered this series – read book # 1. Love it – anything related quilting has my attention. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

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  3. I love to read when time allows in my busy life. I learned to make quilts years ago with my mom and grandma. One year we made one from polyester double knits and even grandpa helped cut out the squares. I still have the quilt today!

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  4. My Mom is 94,almost 95, she didnt take up leisure reading until the age of 85. She was never really afforded the opportunity. Her favorite genre has become mysteries. It is tough now to pull her away from a good story. I’m sure she would enjoy these immensely.

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  5. Love quilting, reading (especially mysteries) and am in the process of writing my own book, which is of course way harder and taking a lot longer than I thought it would, so awesome effort with your series.

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  6. I would love to win these books and be able to read them as I just found out I have breast cancer and will will be starting treatment soon. It would help my days pass by. Thank you. Wish I could win.

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  7. I am absolutely mesmerized by all the beautiful quilts I see. My mother and my best friend both love to make quilts, and I want to start, but am just so intimidated by the whole process. Maybe these books would give me the courage to start quilting.

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  8. I’m not a very good sewing person but love to make quilts. They are my art, they get better and better every time I try and make one.

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  9. Have been quilting for years and love reading, these would be perfect. My birthday is Oct 16, would be a great gift to me. Thanks for the chance to be a winner.

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  10. I’m still new to quilting and would love you read and have your books to reference. Gets confusing and frustrating sometime watching videos!

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  11. Quilter – reader – crafter – I admit because of medical issues i do not spend as much time as i would love quilting – reading and crafting. Even if i am not chosen i have been given a list of books to read. Whoever wins will be very lucky… Thanks for sharing with everyone.

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  12. I have been quilting for many years. Because of arthritis this hobby which I love is coming to an end. Realizing that, I have decided to become an avid reader. These books will keep me in love with my hobby.

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  13. I’m a new quilter, just started learning to keep myself occupied after finally accepting my (new to me) disabilities, and getting the ok from my doctors.
    I joined a local guild and am inspired by the ladies there, several are in their 90s, one is over 100, and they still quilt!
    I love reading and recently discovered your first book
    I adored it😀
    Have the rest of your series on my wish list, hoping my children would get some for me, but, if course, would love to win these, to free up my wish list for more fabric😂
    Right now, I buy most of my fabric from thrift stores

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  14. I love cozy mysteries but have not read any of these. I am always happy to find a new series and a new author. I am picturing a delightful winter curled up, warm and cozy, reading these books!

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  15. I am an avid reader and book collector, as well as a quilted and small quilt shop owner. When I read an author’s work, I start from the first of a series and work my way through it.

    I’d love to get lost in your series and share it with my fellow quilters.

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  16. I’m a quiltmaker, Longarm quilter. I love to read, fish, quilt, cook. Etc. I’ve not heard of this series and would love to relax and read them!

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  17. I love to go to quilt shows and love the couple that I have from a family member who them. I love to crochet, wish I could learn to make quilted pillow covers at least. Would love to read these books and share them with others in our 55+ community.

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  18. I am a beginning quilter, and love it. I am also an avid reader and would love to combine my 2 interests. Will be checking out these books whether I win or not.

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  19. I am a quilter of thirty plus years. I also love gardening and propagating plants. I love to read mysteries and would love to have yours to read also! I just retired last year and am loving it.

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  20. I am new to making quilts and I would love to win this book so it would help me so I could do this so much better trying to make quilts for all my grandbabies and my great grandbabies and all my nieces and nephews and thank you so much I can pick my name and have a blessed day

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  21. Oh my! So glad I found you! Just retired ( pediatric nurse) and just learning how to quilt. So excited to find good instructional books! I NEED ALL the HELP I can get! Thank you !

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  22. I’m a new quilter and I’m loving it. In my down time I like to read. I’m always looking for a good book without nasty words, sex or blood & guts. I’m definitely going to look for your books!

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  23. I love to quilt. I like to read for an hour before bedtime. If I don’t schedule a time to read I won’t find the time. I thank you for the chance to win these good clean books.

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  24. Two big loves I have- reading and sewing/quilting. Being a teacher assistant in a middle school I secretly wish for a couple of really good snow days to curl up on my couch to read or sew ( don’t tell my colleagues that I wish for snow days).😊

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  25. Oh I love quilt mystery series! I am a longarm quilter. I quilt for my friends and guild members! Not a professional. Just enjoy it! Love kitties. Especially black ones! So excited to read your series!!!!

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  26. I would enjoy reading the books. I am in two book clubs. One group just read The Farmer’s Son by John Connell. The other group is reading Different Seasons by Stephen King. I also enjoy quilting, sewing, and sudoku.

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  27. A friend and I are novist quilt makers making quilts for Veterans who are in Veterans homes and others going into hospice care. I would love to read your books and get some new ideas.

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  28. Looking for good reads for this winter. Having diabetes, I don’t read as much as I’d like. This series sounds perfect! My 88 yr old MIL is an avid reader and I know she’d like these also. I could quilt all day and read every evening. Sounds blissful to me!! Hope I win!!

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  29. Hi Carol. I love all your books and can not wait for the next to come out. I feel has though I Personally know all the characters and would love to be in their group of friends.

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  30. I am an avid reader and quilter and would love a set of your books. My local library does not carry them. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  31. Hello! I have just completed my first quilting project – a block of the month quilt with a total of 53 blocks! It took 20 months to complete. I am challenging myself to continue and would appreciate receiving this set of books as inspiration.

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  32. I would enjoy these books so much! I read them on my kindle but would love to have the hardcopies for myself and also to be able to loan them to friends. It would be fun to introduce them to your work.

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  33. I have read the first seven books and loved them all.I am a quilter and sew about twice a week with my quilting friends. We would welcome your quilters to join us!

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  34. Hi Carol, I’m Loris from the central coast of California. I’m a retired nurse who cares for my disabled DH and for several sweet fur kids. I like to spend time sewing quilts and walking dogs. Only a little bit of gardening going on at this point but would love to grow sunflowers, black eyed susans and some vegetables. I love reading about characters who are quilting and involved with others. I’m so glad you are writing down the stories for us. Thank you!
    http://www.luckypupquilter.blogspot.com

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  35. I am an avid quilter and an avid reader. I read the first book and would love to read more. My mothers name was Carol Dean and you and she are the only ones I’ve ever known who go by both of the names Carol Dean. She always made sure everyone knew she was Carol Dean not Carol. We lost her in April.

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  36. Oh my I would so love to read these. Thank you. You are so generous. I have had my eye on some of these. In January I started reading cozies. My hobbies are quilting, sewing, count cross stitch and making greeting cards.

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  37. Hello! I enjoy cozy mysteries and share the love with my best friend and her mother. My bestie and I also enjoy quilting, making quilts for family members as well as for donation. Our plan is to get our great-niece hooked on both reading and quilting, although she has a bit of growing to do. She’s only 8-months-old. I would love to win your series of books, and I am thrilled to hear a new book is coming out in the Spring. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  38. Love your books. They’re fun and make me smile. I love quilting. If I end up single, I hope I can live in a nice fun retirement center like you write about with other fun quilting friends. Please keep the books coming.
    Suzie Harris, TX.

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  39. Since my head on collision, I have had a lot of time to read. I have had a lot of down time due to some serious injuries. I am not able to do hand sewing for any extended period of time. I am not able to hold knitting needles or sit for very long.
    I also enjoy working with my Shelties in agility, but there again it is not as before

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  40. Hi Carol,
    Best news I’ve read all week “Book 11 will be released in the Spring”. Your books have kept me company since I retired a year ago to a new city where I knew no one. As your books guide us to make friends in our local retirement center and through our downtown Quilt Shop I have joined two quilt groups and am enjoying some new friendships. Your inspiration in making the Rescue Quilt lead me to create one for our local shelter; I hope to have in ready for quilting in November. Thank you for all you do! I have read all your books and shared them with my cousins in Nebraska to read. I would love to win this heartwarming collection. Piecefully yours, Dawn Lunn

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  41. I love and am an avid quilter myself. I do many other crafty things as well. I love to listen to audio books while sewing and I read books every night when I lay down, they take my mind to wonderful stress free places, just like my quilting does! I would love an autographed copy of your cozy series, I would enjoy it immensely! Thanks for the chance at winning it!

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  42. When I am awake at 4:30 am I reach for a good mystery to read and I like the patterns included at the end of the books! Please add my name to the random drawing.

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  43. Hi Carol
    I am an avid Quilter who can’t Quilt right now since I am recuperating from shoulder surgery. This means all of my spare time can be spent reading which is tied for a favourite pastime. I read anything and everything I get my hands on. I am also a full time caregiver of my hubby who has MS. Life sure is interesting and your giveaway is on my birthday.

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  44. I am so happy to know there will be a Book 11. I was sad when I finished Book 10 to think I was leaving my friends behind after getting to know them. Really enjoyed all the books.

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  45. Hi Carol
    Love your books and am looking forward to the next! I enjoy reading mysteries, quilting, crocheting and knitting. Blessings!
    Sue McQuade

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  46. I am an avid quilter too. I love your quick reads and the development of the characters. The best books i. My world i have sent my collection to a friend, would love to keep this collection. Lu. Your imagination! Keep writing, please!

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  47. I have been a fan of yours prior to your writing days and will continue to always be a fan of yours. You are such a special person!!!!

    Ellie

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  48. I was new to quilting, learning with a group of ladies at my local quilt shop when I first started reading your books. Sarah and I are the same age And I immediately felt like I had made a new friend. I would love to have the set of ten books.

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