Saturday, July 07, 2007

Storybooks into Quilts

Wanted to share with you three different ways children are being introduced to quilting via Storybook Quilts.

  1. 1. Storybook Quilt Lady - Linda Kuhlman of Lansing, Michigan offers a 45 minute storybook reading presentation using her entertaining reading and storytelling skills, adaptable to both adult and child audiences. She makes popular picture books come alive by sharing quilts she has made to accompany the books.

  2. The Storybook Quilt Collection - The Main Street Quilt and Thread Guild of Round Rock, Texas. The Storybook Quilt Collection, which specializes in children’s books about quilting and quilts, pairs a lovingly designed small or medium-sized quilt that reflects the books’ story, theme or illustrations. The Main Street Quilt and Thread Guild’s Storybook Quilt Collection quilters make one or more titles available to schools, libraries, and other groups. Featured quilts and titles include: A Quilt of Wishes by Theresa Orem Werner, The Boy and the Quilt by Shirley Kurtz, The Quiltmaker's Gift by Jeff Brumbeau, Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt by Deborah Hopkinson (photo) and more! Contact Marie Eddins for more information.

  3. Storybook Quilt Project - The Misty Mountain Quilt Guild of Hiawassee, GA encourages kindergarten through sixth grade children to develop an awareness and appreciation of quilts by sharing books about quilting and by telling them about the quilting process. Children's books featuring quilts in the story, accompanied by little quilts matching illustrations, are provided by the guild. Margaret Frizzell is the key contact.

Does your guild create Storybook Quilts? Are there kid lit titles you think would make a great quilt? I'd love to hear from you!


Kamajonel said...

Kyra - First, I have really enjoyed reading your blog. I know it takes time to prepare the material and post. So thank you for sharing.

Second, I wanted to let you know that the Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild also has Story Book Quilts for loan. You can access our list and contact information on the page below.

Take care - Kathy

Kyra said...

Kathy, Thank you for adding to the list. The children's books the Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild has is amazing! Best, Kyra