We made this Quilted Q using:
Chipboard cut from a cereal box for letter base
Scrap of fabric
Grey yarn and scissors
Fatty needle (sorry I don't know the technical term for a big blunt needle) to thread yard through fabric
Quilt books we like:
Tar Beach, written and illustrated by Faith Ringgold is a book that the artist actually adapted from a large piece of art she created in 1988; a story quilt also with the title of Tar Beach. This is a beautiful, poetic and dreamy story of a child who envisions herself flying above the big city in which she lives as she lies on a blanket with her little brother on her family’s apartment rooftop—or Tar Beach. The child’s perspective of her life in its current state has an innocence that is emotional provoking, captivating and hopeful.
The Keeping Quilt, by one of my personal favorite children’s author/illustrators, Patricia Polacco, is one I can’t go without mentioning. This book is the authors real-life story of how a quilt, that was formed from scraps of clothing to remind the Russian Jewish immigrant family of where they came from, became a symbol for love and affection as it was passed down from one generation to the next. Heritage quilts amaze me; I love that a quilt like this becomes a physical way to stay connected with ancestors long since departed. This book inspired me to learn how to quilt.
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