Author to speak at quilt guild meeting

Marie Bostwick

Renowned author Marie Bostwick will be featured at a meeting of the Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild (OCQG) on Thursday, Feb. 14. The meeting will be in the fellowship hall at Atonement Lutheran Church, 2315 N Coast Highway, Newport.

“Table walk,” which offers the opportunity to see and participate in various guild activities, begins at 12:30 p.m.; the general meeting starts at 1 p.m. The public is welcome to attend the meeting at no charge.

Bostwick’s “Cobbled Court” series has gained a dedicated following among quilters, as well as those who’ve never threaded a needle and don’t plan to try. Bostwick drew on her lifelong love of quilting and also on themes of special relevance to modern women for these novels. The first book in the series, “A Single Thread,” is now in its 18th printing. “A Thread of Truth” was named an Indie Next Notable book by the members of the Independent Bookseller’s Association.

“A Thread So Thin” and “Ties that Bind” followed in the series, with “Ties that Bind” being nominated as Best Mainstream Novel of 2012 by RT Book Reviews Magazine. In 2014, she was recognized for Career Achievement in Mainstream Novels by the same organization. Additional books in the series are “Threading the Needle” and “Apart at the Seams.”

Bostwick’s other novels, including her first, “Fields of Gold,” have all been given prestigious nominations and awards. “Christmas Everlasting” was featured on the Hallmark Channel in November 2018.

Bostwick lives in Oregon with Brad, her husband of 37 years. When not writing, she says she enjoys quilting, reading, cooking, and family and friends, especially her grandchildren.

OCQG is a nonprofit organization founded in 1991. Goals of the group are to promote fellowship among quilters, to promote knowledge and appreciation of quilts and quilt making and to sponsor and support quilting activities. During 2018, guild members made and donated hundreds of quilts, as well as other handmade articles to various Lincoln County organizations. The guild also provides support to the museums of Lincoln County. Members of OCQG live throughout Lincoln County and beyond. Additional information about the guild is online at www.oregoncoastalquilters.org.

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