A New Adventure for Sarah…(and more)

Excitement grows as the members of the Tuesday Night Quilt Club plan an antique quilt show, an opportunity for them to display their valued collections.

But things go terribly wrong.

Sarah and Sophie again throw themselves into an investigation, but this time Sarah finds herself in real danger!

As always, Sarah and her cohorts from the retirement village offer fun, mystery, and lots of quilting in this twelfth book of the series.

Watch for Frayed Edges: A Quilting Cozy by Carol Dean Jones which will be available in 2021 (currently available for pre-order on Amazon)

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  • I hope everyone had a safe Thanksgiving. We all miss our extended families and friends but this will end before long and we can resume our lives. I have spent most of my at-home time making baby quilts and now have about 25 ready to take to a craft show when the world reopens.

During the last month, I’ve been concentrating on I SPY quilts. It occurred to me that there may be older siblings in the family who would also enjoy a soft cuddly quilt, and an I SPY offers that softness and cuddliness but also the potential for fun games and learning. Here are a couple of the ones I’m currently working on:

And I found this fabric at Hobby Lobby which I thought would make an interesting back for all of the I Spy quilts I’m making. The only problem is that the pattern is continuous, therefore Montana and North Dakota sometimes appears south of Texas! (I’ll leave it to the teachers to straighten out this misunderstanding.)

I decided to try a simpler pattern so I could have a stockpile of I Spy quilts:

So that’s how I’ve been spending my last couple of months. I previously posted some of my baby quilts. If you missed that one, you can see it here.

I hope everyone is doing well. I’d love to hear from you. I so enjoy the emails (QuiltingCozy@gmail.com) I get from you and your comments (below). My very best wishes to you and your families. We just have to hang in there a little longer…



The first two books in A Quilting Cozy series

Today three winning names were drawn using the random number generator provided by Random.org. All three followers have been notified and signed books will be mailed out as soon as their mailing addresses are received.

Congratulation, winners! I’m very happy to have three new readers.

As for those whose names were not drawn this time, please continue to enter. I plan to run this giveaway every few months.

In the meantime, remember that all twelve books in the series, signed by the author, are available for purchase through Needle and Foot . And while you are there, scroll around to see all the unique items and fine quality fabric.

And, as always, books in print or ebook format are available on Amazon.

There are currently eleven books in the series and the twelfth, Frayed Edges, will be released in the spring of 2021. (Have you read Beneath Missouri Stars, #11, which was released this past summer?)

I hope everyone is doing well considering our rather tumultuous world. Stay safe everyone and please keep in touch with me. I love hearing from you, either as a comment to a blog or by email: QuiltingCozy@gmail.com.

My very best wishes,


Signed Books Available

Needle and Foot website is currently carrying signed copies of the books in my quilting cozy series. You can purchase them from Needle and Foot not only at a lower price than many other outlets, but they are signed by the author!

I also encourage you to scroll around the Needle and Foot website. In addition to the books, they carry a wide selection of high quality fabric, fun notions, handmade wooden magnetic pin bowls and unique quilt patterns. This is a five-star Etsy shop which values quality and customer service. I was honored when asked to provide signed books for their customers.

I hope everyone is doing well. I appreciate all the comments I received about my baby quilt project. It has been amazing how many community-oriented projects my readers came up with! My followers are very special, giving folks!

Take care everyone and please visit Needle and Foot even if you aren’t looking for my books. You’ll be amazed!

Best wishes, Carol

We have a winner !

The winner of our eleven-book series has been chosen and notified. The winner has one week to respond so you still have a chance. If we don’t hear from the winner, a back-up will be chosen from the current applicants and notified on August 14th. (No new entries will be accepted however).

But there will be more drawings. If you are reading this and you are not already a follower of my blog, please sign up and you’ll be notified of future drawings.

Did you have an opportunity to see my interview with C&T publishing? If not and you are interested, check it out here.

Stay safe everyone.


My Interview

I was recently contacted by my publisher, C&T Publishing, and asked to participate in an interview about my books in general and my newest book in particular which was just released, Beneath Missouri Stars.

Although I was very nervous prior to the interview, it turned out to be fun. Amy is a very skilled interviewer and she brought out lots of interesting details from the books and my own life.

It occurred to me that some of my readers and followers might like to see the interview. I have attached a link below which will take you directly to it.

If you have any comments or questions feel free to comment below or drop me an email at QuiltingCozy@gmail.com. Remember, I always love hearing from you, seeing what you’re working on, and hearing your thoughts on any topic. We have certainly become friends over the years.

Continue to take good care of yourselves during these unusual times.

Interview by C&T Pub with Carol Dean Jones June 2020