F is for Friendship

It is no secret that I have 3 major loves in my life: books, quilting, and of course my husband.

I grew up on books - my mother doesn't believe in watching television, so my childhood revolved around book characters rather than television characters. My room had floor to ceiling bookshelves and books were piled on every surface imaginable. To say that my sister and I adore reading is an understatement - in fact our punishment when we got in trouble was that we weren't "allowed" to read for a certain amount of time. Yes, while my other friends got their phone or driving privileges revoked, I got my reading privileges revoked. It was a tough life.

Anyway, armed with that knowledge, imagine my delight when a package arrived at my door the other day containing none other than a book about quilting! Now I know you're probably thinking that it isn't that exciting because we all have read pattern books and various other quilting books. But no ladies (and gentlemen) this book is a child's picture book.

Now this book is fantastic. Not just because it is literally the ABC's of quilting,

or because it is chalk full of information about quilting - historical facts from how the sewing machine was invented, or what a quilting bee is, or even the effect the internet has on quilting -

but also because it has gorgeous illustrations.

I highly suggest that everyone out there who loves quilting or books - or even both - go out and get F is for Friendship: A Quilt Alphabet written by Helen L Wilbur and Illustrated by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen

And while it is a picture book meant for kids, I think you will enjoy it too.


Em said...

Have you read "The Quiltmaker's Gift?" If not, you really should. It's a lovely story about quilting and giving.



MB in MI said...

Beth Donaldson at the Great Lakes Quilt Center was a big contributor to this book, I beleive. We just met her Nov. 12 and she showed us this wonderful book!! Along with wonderful archived quilts at the museum at Michgan State University.

Maureen T. said...

What a cool book!

Katie said...

I grew up reading instead of watching tv. I have no idea what most people talk about when it comes to nostalgia from the 80's and my boyfriend jokes with me that I've read the book and he's seen the movie.

It's nice to see that someone else was punished by taking away reading! I was never sent to my room for that very reason. My mom knew I would just read and that would not be a punishment at all. She would make me sit on the couch and do nothing instead and it was torture.

quiltmom said...

Thanks for sharing this book- I had not seen it and it looks like a great book to own. I am off to Amazon to order it.