7 Year Tea Party Winners: Susan Craft's winner of her trilogy novels - The Chamomile, Laurel, and Cassia is: Lucy Reynolds, The winner of a copy of The Backcountry Brides is: Tammy Cordery, the winner of a silver quill charm is: Kathy Maher, Choice of one of three books by Carrie Fancett Pagels in paperback: Joy Ellis, A Bouquet of Brides Collection by Pegg Thomas winner is: Becky Smith, Janet Grunst's Selah-Award winning novel, A Heart Set Free, is: Sherry Moe.

Monday, November 14, 2011

A Colonial Quills Prize Basket!

Hear ye, hear ye! Here's your chance to contribute to a wonderful cause this holiday season--and come away with some of your favorites from the Colonial Quill authors!

One year ago, author and editor Sandi Rog had a big day approaching--the release of her first novel, The Master's Wall. Set in first-century Rome, this is an epic story of faith and love. But the very day her book released, Sandi's life shattered--she learned she had a very aggressive cancer, t-cell lymphoma.

The past year has been a huge struggle for Sandi and her family as she underwent chemo, radiation, and bone marrow transfusion. Just when she thought she had this beast beat, she learned that in fact the cancer is still present. So they're trying a new treatment . . . this one not covered by insurance.

Sandi's friends, both neighbors and online, have rallied together to try to help the Rog family, and Alison Strobel Morrow has developed a marvelous plan. She's hosting a raffle fundraiser whose proceeds will go to the Rogs, with a goal of $20,000. The items to be raffled are all donated, and tickets are $5. You can purchase as many as you want and apply as many tickets per prize basket as you like.

The Colonial Quills, many of whom are dear friends of this dear woman, have put together a complete box of goodies to be raffled off! The raffle will begin on November 25th, and the CQ items include:

* A signed copy of Love Finds You in Annapolis, Maryland by Roseanna M. White
* A copy of Highland Crossings, signed by contributing author Gina Welborn
* A Pampered Chef knife & dual sharpener - the knife being the favorite utensil of the confectioner heroine of Gina's story, and who wants a dull one?
* A signed copy of The Chamomile by Susan F. Craft
* A packet of chamomile seeds & a packet of chamomile tea
* A mobcap
* A $15 Starbucks gift card
* And your choice of one of these three titles: Surrender the Dawn by MaryLu Tyndall, Fire Dragon's Angel by Barbara Blythe, or The Colonel's Lady by Laura Frantz

To get in on the fun and also have the joy of helping a family in need of our prayers and support, please visit www.FundraiserForSandiRog.blogspot.com to view the CQ "basket" and many more! 

Have items you'd like to donate to the cause? Check out the information page at the fundraiser blog. (Individual items will be gathered into "baskets" by the coordinator.)


  1. This is a beautiful giveaway and my prayers are with Sandi and her family. So thankful for people like Alison and Roseanna and others who care enough to give of their time and themselves, etc. I'm looking forward to reading Sandi's upcoming release so much as an endorser and am checking my mailbox!

  2. Thanks for putting this together for us Roseanna! We are glad for an opportunity to support Sandi and her family. Dear God, please use this fundraiser to truly bless Sandi and her family. Bring comfort to her and healing. In Jesus' name, Amen.

  3. Heavenly Father, we ask you first of all to supply all of Sandi's financial needs according to Your riches in glory by Christ Jesus! We take authority given to us by the Holy Spirit, and command these cancer cells to leave Sandi Rog's body and healthy new cells to take their place, in the name of JESUS! We ask that you strengthen and comfort her and her family this day and give them a peace that passes all understanding. And lastly, Father, we ask that you add to her, long life and length of days, and that she would enjoy her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, should you decide to tarry. We believe and thank you for the answers to our prayers, in Jesus' precious name, Amen!

  4. Father, Sandi is a blessing to all who have been touched by her. I pray long life and multiplied influence to her and her writing. I pray for every financial provision for her and her family. I ask for miraculous healing and hope to invade every cell of her body. I pray that you use this trial for your glory and for multiplied blessing to her and all that pertains to her. I ask that you bless this effort and those that choreographed it, and that Sandi's sales for her new release would exceed all of our hopes and dreams for her. In Jesus' name, thank you for that promise of "exceedingly abundantly above all we can ask or think." Amen.

  5. Susan Craft said ...
    Heavenly Father, Great Physician, Provider of our needs, Source of our strength, I lift up Sandi and her family to you. Please comfort them during their time of need and let them experience your presence as you walk with them through this valley. I don't know Sandi, but I pray that she will feel a tsunami of love and compassion directed her way. In Jesus' name. Amen.

  6. This is awesome. I'm so glad CACW is participating! I hope many of us can get the word out about this.


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