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Our 2024 Special Guest Artist


Quiltopia Oregon is delighted to introduce our 2024 Special Guest Artist, Marie Bostwick. Marie is a New York Times and USA Today Bestseller of heartwarming fiction for women.


Published in 2005 by Kensington Books, Fields of Gold, her first novel, was a finalist for the prestigious Oklahoma Book Award. River’s Edge won the Golden Quill Award, was a finalist for a National Readers’Choice Award, and an alternate selection of the Literary Guild. Her novellas, A High-Kicking Christmas and The Presents of Angels, included, respectively, in the holiday anthologies Comfort and Joy and Snow Angels, appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. Her novels The Second Sister and Between Heaven and Texas were both USA Today bestsellers. A film adaptation of her book The Second Sister, “Christmas Everlasting,” debuted on the Hallmark Channel as a Hallmark Hall of Fame feature in November 2018, starring Patti LaBelle.


Drawing on her lifelong love of quilting and themes of special relevance to modern women, Marie’s Cobbled Court Quilt series has gained a dedicated following among quilters as well as those who’ve never threaded a needle. The first book in the series, A Single Thread (2008) is now in its eighteenth printing. That book, as well the third book in the series, A Thread So Thin, were included in Reader’s Digest Select Editions. A Thread of Truth (2009) was named an “Indie Next Notable” book by the members of the Independent Bookseller’s Association. In 2014, Marie was recognized for Career Achievement in Mainstream Novels award by RT BOOK Reviews Magazine.Her latest novel,"Esme Cahill Fails Spectacularly”, was published by William Morrow on May 30th, 2023.


Marie lives in Washington state with her husband, Brad. When not writing, she enjoys quilting, reading, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. Marie travels extensively, speaking at libraries, bookstores, quilt guilds, and at quilt shows. Be sure to follow Marie on Instagram & find out more about her love of quilts, cooking, family, travel & of course, writing!


Besides having her books for sale during the two day of the show, Marie will be joining us as our special guest at this year’s Saturday pre-show “Bookshelf Breakfast & Chat" where we'll be catching up on all things books, recipes, and of course, quilts! Tickets are $30 and are now available on our website. Tickets include a delicious breakfast, Saturday show ticket, Marie’s talk, a Quiltopia Swag Bag filled with goodies plus door prizes. Seats are limited, so get yours HERE today!


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