Friday, April 20, 2007

Quilt it!

One of the things they neglect to tell you at author/illustrator school is that once your books come out you will be inundated with mail containing little pieces of cloth which you are meant to doodle upon for the good of some worthy local literary organization.

They are quilt patches; meant to be assembled, displayed, and then sold as a fundraiser.

I’ve been doing these things for a few years, yet no one has thought to send me a picture of the final result.

Until now.

That is cool, no? The Peter Sis, David Shannon, and Mark Teague squares really stand out. While my modernist sensibilities previously precluded me getting into quilts, I’d be happy to have that as a blanket.

Rock on quilters!