Have you quilted your barn?

What a fun day!

I was a guest blogger on an international blog!! I’m getting comments and emails from many countries around the world.  My thanks to Madame Samm for inviting me to post on Stash Manicure Sew We Quilt.

Today’s featured quilt is Drunkard’s Path on the barn at Ledford Mill Bed and Breakfast in Wartrace, TN. (near Lynchburg, TN)  This quilt square is the perfect choice for their B & B.

I’ll sign Grow Old With Me in Lynchburg, TN at the Ladies Handicraft Shop during the Spring in the Hollow festival on April 30, 2011. Can’t wait to spend the day with my friends in Lynchburg. Not to mention, it’s a great excuse to stay at a very unique B&B. Will I see you at the Festival?

Click on Samm’s cute little button to see my blog. I hope to become a regular poster over there. Do you think she’ll get the idea I want to return?

Another Valentine’s Giveaway You’ll Love

My contest is still open until Feb. 2, 2011.

All you have to do is share something about Grow Old With Me–rules in my previous blog post.

Quilters won’t be able to resist this one. Thanks for bringing it to my attention Billie Bee. http://lilatuellerdesigns.blogspot.com/2011/01/its-giveaway-time-again.html

Gorgeous fabrics by Lila Tueller.  Check out her site and earn a chance to win in my Valentine’s Day Contest. Remember, it doesn’t count if you don’t tell me about it.

I’m taking an Internet vacation today, right after I check my mail and post this. Time to plot my next novel.  I get distracted when I’m on-line and your emails show up in my inbox.  I want to respond to you right then!!

Have a great weekend.  Bye for now.

I’ll approve your comments and post them later, so don’t despair if they don’t post immediately. I won’t forget you.

E-book Release Celebration


I’m having a special drawing for Valentine’s Day. You’ll love this prize. Grow Old With Me deals with rural life and quilts. The remaining series will have quilting or quilt-trail related themes. I’m offering a gift quilters and readers can’t resist.


Grow Old with Me launched this week as an E-Book on Amazon


Paperback copies are available from my website http://melindaevaul.com You can also contact me via email windingroadink@att.net or a personal message on Facebook. I’ll eventually place the paperback in Amazon and other on-line stores, but for now I like to fulfill the orders myself so I can thank my readers and get to know you. I personalize each copy to your specifications.


  The winner of the Valentines Day Drawing will receive a very nice gift that includes

  •   4 Fat Quarters of color coordinated fabrics 
  • 10 note cards you select from my website Store
  •   2 autographed copies of Grow Old With Me — 1 for you and 1 for a special Valentine in your life. (I’ll personalize the copies following your guidance)
  • If you prefer E-books, you may have 2 Grow Old With Me E-book downloads from Amazon

 I’ve selected a great prize package because I love my readers. It’s Valentines Day so we need to show our love. It’s not easy to ask for your promotional help. This gift comes with heart-felt thanks. 



Each day between January 12 (Wednesday) and February 1 (Tuesday PM) in the comments section of this blog, tell me how you’re helping to spread the word about Grow Old With Me. Each thing you do is not only very much appreciated, but will earn you one entry in the drawing. Do 2 things, you’ve entered twice, etc. There is no limit to the number of entries and you can enter daily. Having readers tell others is the best way to promote my book. So get creative and start talking. If you prefer, you can send an e-mail to windingroadink@att.net telling me what you’ve done. I’ll keep track of every entry and randomly select a winner. 

I must accept each comment before it posts. This helps keep my computer system virus free. I’ll start approving the entries on January 12.


1. Buy a copy of Grow Old With Me. It can be paperback or e-book. Please say which you bought in your comment.


2. If you’ve read Grow Old With Me, review it on Amazon, Facebook, twitter, Shoutlife, Myspace or anywhere else appropriate. Again, each time you post the review, it counts as a separate entry. Please tell me where you posted.


3. Post a link to my website http://www.melindaevaul.com/ on your blog, website, Facebook, Myspace, Shoutlife page, etc. (Each one counts as an entry if you remember to tell me)


 4. Change your Facebook profile picture to the Grow Old With Me  jpg cover for one day (simply right click on the picture off Amazon, or here. Save it to your computer and post it to your Facebook page.


5. Post a comment along with the book cover and/or title to any of your blogs, websites, or networking sites.


6. Spread the word about this contest on other blogs, sites, via e-mails to your friends, etc.


7. Simply say on any networking site or in an e-mail to your friends, that Grow Old With Me by Melinda Evaul has been released in e-book on Amazon and paperback on her website. Say anything else that might spark interest.


 8. Ask your library to order a copy of Grow Old With Me


9. Any other idea that would help spread the word that I haven’t thought of.

Remember to let me know what you did and include at least your first name with the entry. I’ll announce the winner the evening of February 2 on my Website and on Facebook. Oh, that’s Groundhog day! I loved that movie. So in Groundhog Day fashion, get busy doing the same thing every day until February 2, 2011. It would be the best Valentine’s Day gift you could give me.


I can’t express how much your help would mean. Friends like you are wonderful.




Wintry Quilted Wonderlands

Did you experience the joys, and maybe a few trials, as you celebrated Christmas with your family? On Tuesday, my husband and I traveled to see relatives. The scenery was exceptional as we drove into a winter wonderland.

Many of our kinfolk live in the snow country of western NC. During last week’s blizzard, they accumulated several feet of gorgeous snow. Every road passes acres of tree farms in that Christmas tree growing area. They seem to form a patchwork quilt design when property lines converge. Of course, tree farms have barns and sheds for storing equipment. Many barns or businesses are adorned with a quilt block.


We rambled along the back roads one afternoon to capture some new pictures of quilt blocks and the wintry landscape. I’m posting two favorites for your viewing pleasure. You’ll find more on the Photo Page and Store.

On our way home, I couldn’t resist a stop at the Unicoi County Heritage Museum in Erwin, TN to capture “Mosey Inn’s” wintry side. The house is lovely in every season.

I’ll wish each of you a Happy New Year and God’s blessings in the days ahead. January promises to be a busy month as I plot and start writing the next novel in the Quilt Trail Series. Life is hectic while marketing Grow Old With Me and writing. I appreciate each one who passes the word to friends or writes to say you’ve enjoyed my novel.