Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Brumbeau, Jeff/de Marcken, Gail "The Quiltmaker’s Gift"

Brumbeau, Jeff/de Marcken, Gail "The Quiltmaker’s Gift" - 2001

Beautiful book with great illustrations about the most beautiful quilts ever. I bought this book for my children who were not as interested in it than I was, after all, they are boys. However, they did like the story of the king who ahd everything but the one thing he really wanted. A quilt from the quiltmaker who would only donate one of the most beautiful quilts you have ever seen to people who have nothing. This puts the king in quite a dilemma and we can follow him as he changes his heart by admiring all the beautiful quilts the quiltmaker makes.

There is also a book with quilts that were made after the illustrations in this book "Quilts From The Quiltmaker's Gift" by Joanne Larsen Line and Nancy Loving Tubesing.

Whether you have children or not, you might want to have a look at either of these books if you love quilts.

From the back cover:

"When a generous quiltmaker finally agrees to make a quilt for a greedy king, but only under certain conditions, she causes him to undergo a change of heart. Each page highlights a different quilt block pattern whose name relates to the unfolding story."

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