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Friday, February 14, 2014

Celebrate International Book Giving Day With A Giveaway And Freebies

Two great gifts for children are: quilts and books! And, to SewCalGal's delight, with the help and support of Martingale, we want to share insights with you about International Book Giving Day.  And, we are also hosting a giveaway for a copy of "Cute Quilts for Kids", by Kristin Roylance.



International Book Giving Day a 100% volunteer run volunteer initiative aimed at increasing children's access to and enthusiasm for books.  There are oodles of easy ways to get involved. You may want to plan a fundraiser for a non-profit literacy program of your choice.  Or maybe coordinate a book swap.  Bloggers can help with PR and join a link-up party from February 14th through February 21st.   You can even help distribute copies of a free downloadable poster for this event.


Participants may also want to give a book to a friend or family member, leave a book in a waiting room, donate a book, or help in many other ways.  Visit International Book Giving Day's website for more information on how you may want to help.

And, as many quilters enjoy making quilts for kids, SewCalGal is excited to share insights with you on a perfect new book:

Cute Quilts for Kids, by Kristin Roylance, published by Martingale.


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This book nine adorable designs for quilts for babies and toddlers to enjoy for many years to come.

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Projects range in size from 40 1/4" x 40 1/4" to 42 1/2" to 52 1/2" and they all come with easy to follow instructions and great visuals.  There is also a section in this book for quilting basics, making this book a perfect resource for quilters of all levels!

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SewCalGal hopes you get a chance to check out this book at your favorite local quilt shop, online shop or at Martingale's online store. This is a wonderful new book which SewCalGal highly recommends.

And, as we all need bookmarks, International Book Giving Day even has a free downloadable PDF that you can use to print out bookmarks, with artwork by Tim Budgeon.


Did I Mention A Giveaway?

Of course, we hope you'll consider giving a reading book to a small child, or donating to a place that gives children access to books.  But, we also appreciate the fact that if you'd read this post this far, you probably also enjoy making quilts for children and give them away.  So, it seems perfect to give away a copy of "Cute Quilts for Kids" to one lucky follower of SewCalGal.  To enter, simply complete the Rafflecopter form below.  

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47 comments:

Betsy said...

Every year I make a quilt for the Salvation Army Christmas tree angel. This year I have made three to donate at Christmas.

Dana Gaffney said...

At least half of my quilts go to kids, I donate to the local women's shelter and other charities. The other half go "to the dogs". Both need lots of love, warmth and comfort.

Lynn W. said...

I would love to win this book! I have a grandson coming this August and I need to make him one of those cute quilts!

Lynn W. said...

I would love to win this book! I have a grandson coming this August and I need to make him one of those cute quilts!

Shar said...

I am going to have my first grandchild this September. I would love to make several quilts them.

M.W. said...

I make quilts for Quilts for Kids that are donated to our local Childrens Hospital. This book would help me with some great ideas for more. Thanks for the chance to win.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Books have been a huge part of my children's lives. Whenever we give a child a gift, we often include a book aimed at their age range. Books are the key to opening so many wonderful doors. I always told my children, if you can read a book, you are never alone. It's like having a friend with you whenever you need one. Thanks for the insights.

Barbara said...

Love the little sailboat quilt. Perfect for my new little nephew! The last childs quilt I made was a purple/pink half-square triangle quilt for a friends new granddaughter.

Lisa said...

I just finished a quilt that will be gifted to one of my daughter's friends who is expecting their first child. My daughter's friends are all at the stage of having babies so this book would be VERY helpful. Seems like I make a lot of baby quilts!

LisaT said...

Last week I made two Quilts4Kids quilts - one has a Thomas The Tank Engine theme, the other cars. Thanks!

Amy C said...

My last kid quilt I made was for my two year old son. It has little fisher boy on it.
amyc

Michele said...

The last quilt for a child that I worked on I was actually just helping my daughter finish her first quilt ever. It was for her boyfriend's niece, and she even did machine applique! There are lots of babies in the family and this book provides many great projects. Thanks for the chance to win it!

Maree in NC ☺ said...

My love of quilting is shared with my ten year old granddaughter. I'd really love to win this book for her. She loves all things quilting and would be absolutely thrilled! Thanks for the chance! Happy Valentine's Day! ♥

my nana maree @ yahoo . com

Joyce Carter said...

I love making quilts to give to kids. The one I have just finished is a Tripple Irish Chain with hearts and stars appliqued in the negative areas. Thank you for the chance to win.

teachpany said...

I recently made a quilt for my future great niece or nephew, who is due March 5. I adapted a pattern to get the size I wanted. I've spent years as a teacher, and have taught many children to read. It's so exciting when they choose to pick up books, and are able to read them. The look on their face is priceless. Thanks for celebrating!

Josie McRazie said...

I want to make ALL of those! They are SO cute!

Teri Seal said...

The most recent quilt I made for a child was Shea Henderson's Busy Blocks from the Martingale book Modern Baby. Made up in bright red, teal, cantaloupe orange, and grape purple, my 13-month-old drags it everywhere around the house. C:

Sue said...

It really is fun to make quilts for kids. A couple of years ago I gave my grandson and granddaughter each a quilt for Valentine's Day. When they opened the packages they wrapped the quilts around themselves, then spread them on the floor and danced on them. It was a joy to watch them.

Pam Bricher said...

I love making charity quilts for sick and disadvantaged children. Makes my heart feel good and keeps me busy and out of trouble....

Cecilia said...

I need this book! I have 4 baby quilts I need to make this year. I really love the quilt with the zig zags and cars. This would be perfect for a boy.

CarolAnn said...

Yesterday I finished a quilt for a baby using the elephants from Benartex's Caravan line.

Diann said...

I'd like to make a quilt for my nephew's new baby.

Barb said...

You certainly come up with the best things ever and this book is wonderful along with donating or reading to a child.

Barb said...

You certainly come up with the best things ever and this book is wonderful along with donating or reading to a child.

barbara woods said...

we are having a great-grands in june so i could really use this, thanks

Sallie said...

The last quilt I made for a child was a red, white, green, blue and yellow zig zag quilt. It is for our church quilt ministry and will go to the local pregnancy help center or a foreign orphanage.

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

I just made a quilt for my sister's friend who is having a baby this spring. It was and red white and blue nautical quilt with boats, anchors and whales appliqued on the border.

Debbie said...

I just found out that I'm going to be a Grandma for the first time, so I plan on making lots of baby and kid quilts. Thanks

Lisa said...

I give new books to our local library every year. We also donate movies so everyone can enjoy them! I am currently working on a Ruffle quilt for my granddaughter.

Linda said...

Hello,the last quilt and most of the quilts I make are for children for Charity>Love making them! The last was in lime,white and apricot!
Thanks for sharing!

cobaltt16@yahoo.com

Sue Cleek said...

Such cute quilts!! I love them!

scottylover said...

I owe all of my nieces and nephews quilts. Even though they are older now, I see quite a few patterns I could make work for them! (just make them bigger!)

Sandy A

OhioLori said...

The last quilt I made for a Kiddo, was for a Friend's new lil' guy....Pinwheels backed w/fleece.

We give books every time we do a Kiddo gift too..Birthday, Christmas, etc.

GranChris said...

Last year I donated a dozen children's quilts through our quild. I love making children's quilts. That is my favorite thing to do.

Beth said...

Right now I am binding two little baby quilts to go to the local Ronald McDonald House. Coincidentally, when I go there, I'll be bringing some children's books for the kids who stay at RMH. Right now my favorite books for kids are "The Loud Book" and "The Quiet Book".

Margaret said...

I am working on a quilt for my little granddaughter right now. She plays basketball so I am appliqueing basketballs on it.

JoyceLM said...

In January, I made a quilt for my newest great nephew and also one for his older brother. Thanks.

JoyceLM said...

I made 2 quilts in January - one for my newest great nephew & the other for his older brother. Thanks.

Gina S. said...

Would love to make the flower quilt. I all ready have the same fabric.

Sharon Hughson said...

I've given away so many books in my life, they could probably fill a small library. LOL I also love to make quilts. Hope I win and thanks for the chancw.

Barb said...

I adore books almost as much as I adore quilting! My two favorite ways to spend my money :) We've always given books to our nieces and nephews, and of course our own children had volumes of books to choose from. Books are the window to the world. I hope that never changes.

Becky Rabalais said...

Hi there! I did not know about International Book Giving Day. How cool! Yesterday, I spent time in my sewing room (Yahoo!) cutting flannel to make a rag quilt for a teen boy. our guild donates quilts to the children's hospital in Atlanta. There is a shortage of larger quilts for older kids. Thanks so much for the goodies (bookmarks) and a fun giveaway! That sailboat quilt is awesome!

Lee said...

This year I want to make a quilt for each of my nieces and nephews! Thank you for the great giveaway! I did not know about the book day - I am off to the library and will donate a book!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I've made several baby quilts for Project Linus. The book does have cut patterns!!

Carrie P. said...

thanks for a chance to win the book. the last quilt I made for a kid was a preemie quilt. I am working on another one this month. Our guild donates them to our local hospital.

Bonnie said...

The three quilts I've made for my granddaughters are my favorite kids quilts. I make charity quilts which are donated to newborns at two local hospitals. It would be fun to have some new ideas.

KT said...

I made my son a pirate quilt. The front used Pirate matey and the back I designed a treasure map! He loves it