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Make a Family Quilt Craft: Remnant Surprise Book Review

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I received the book A Remnant Surprise by Vanessa Roam for free in exchange for an honest review. I was compensated for my time in writing this review. All opinions are my own. 

Remnant Surprise Book & Craft


I have a wonderful grandma who made me and all of her grandchildren quilts when they left home for college. When we were young, she let us choose the colors of the quilt.  I used it on my bed all through college. I still have that quilt and treasure it. I have had the pleasure to read and review the children’s book A Remnant Surprise by Vanessa Roam.  The story is about a Great-Grandma who decides to make quilts for each of her thirty-five grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Two of her great grand-children want to help. They save the fabric remnants from each of the quilts that Great-Grandma makes. When they bring them home, their mother saves all of the remnants and makes a special surprise for their Great-Grandma!

We loved this story! It is similar to my own story, so that made it special to me. I love the theme of the importance of family. I love the work and effort that this grandmother put into showing her love for her family members, just as my own has done. It is a sweet story that really touched my heart. It inspired my kids to want to serve their grandma and great-grandma, too!

On the author’s website there are free coloring pages and activities for kids. There is even a printable family name quilt that can be made with your kids. She also suggests making a paper quilt. We liked this idea and decided to do it with our own family.

Family Name Quilt

Make a Family Name Quilt Craft:

Family is a big part of my life. I come from a large family and my parents have 28 grand children! I loved the idea of a family quilt and thought my own kids would really enjoy it. I have only ever made one quilt in my life, so we made ours out of paper, but my kids are now determined to make a real one!  We wrote out all the names of my family, parents, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews so we wouldn’t forget anyone. We cut squares and wrote names on each square. We ended up with 44 names!!  Then we glued it all together on one big piece of paper to make it into a family quilt. We are planning on taking it over to give to my parents. My kids are so excited to be able to give it to their grandparents!

The book A Remnant Surprise is 24 pages, it sells for $8.99 in paperback, $16.99 in hardcover, and they have a color your own edition for $7.99!  This is such a fun idea!


Vanessa Roam


About the Author Vanessa Roam:

She is a wife and mother who grew up in a small town in New York. She has enjoyed reading and writing since she was a small child. She later homeschooled her children.  It was through teaching her children to read, that Mrs. Roam wrote the stories A Remnant Surprise and “Tippy Tip“, which were originally used in their reading lessons. “A Remnant Surprise” was published by Tate Publishing & Enterprises, and released in December 2011. “Tippy Tip” is in the process of being published by Tate Publishing with expected release late this year. Find her on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and GoodReads.

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A Remnant Surprise is a Mom’s Choice Awards® Gold Recipient. It was also recommended by The Dove Foundation.
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  1. Oh my gosh, karyn, this is a lovely lovely book. I would love love love to read this to my kids.

    I also love the quilt craft. What fun that is. I think we will do this in our home as well. I am pinning this post. The review is outstanding. It makes me want to just purchase the book.

    Thank you for linking up with us this week!

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