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by Gail Gibbons

Design, snip, clip . . .

Welcome to the quilting bee!

With the help of popular author/illustrator Gail Gibbons, you'll learn how quilts are made and discover their fascinating history as well as lots of fun facts.

Back in colonial times, quilting bees were important social functions, combining both work and pleasure. They still exist today and attract thousands of snippers, clippers, and stitchers from all walks of life.

Some traditional quilt patterns have funny names: Trip Around the World, Bear's Paw, Crazy Quilt. Today's quilt makers also use their imaginations to create new designs that are works of art.

Here's the book to get you started in the wonderful world of quilts. Maybe you'll want to make one of your own!

Download The Quilting Bee epub
ISBN: 068816398X
ISBN13: 978-0688163983
Category: Children
Subcategory: Arts Music & Photography
Author: Gail Gibbons
Language: English
Publisher: HarperCollins (May 11, 2004)
ePUB size: 1512 kb
FB2 size: 1245 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 699
Other Formats: lrf lit doc docx

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Rocky Basilisk
I am a Gail Gibbonns fan. Plus, I am a quilter myself so I wanted this book for my children in their Gail Gibbons book collection. I've always like her illistration and writing. she does such a good job explaning what is going on.
I thought this was a cute story to read to children who are exposed to quilting. I liked the colors used to illustrate the story. It was positive and kept my grandchild's interest as I read it to her.
As always Gail Gibbons presents information to children in a beautiful and succient manner. Her book the Quilting Bee explains old fashioned gatherings which result in beautiful work products, a quilt. A must read as a "touchstone text" when teaching writing all-about books.
This is a simple introduction to quilting for kids. It starts out by telling a little history on quilt making. Then it goes on to tell about various quilt patterns. The book features a helpful page of pictures of items used in quilting such as quilting frames and rotary cutters. In the end of the book is a great idea we hope to use in our home school. A classroom quilt project is started by writing letter and mailing squares of fabric to children's book authors and illustrators. They are asked to decorate the square and mail it back to the student. The squares are made into a quilt.

What did you like or not like about the book?

I enjoyed sharing this book with my great grandmother. She is a sewer and we liked looking at all the patterns for the quilts.

Would you recommend this book? Why or Why not?

We would recommend this book. At this time there are no books in the kids section on quilting. This is a great introduction to quilting.
The Quilting Bee is a wonderful read aloud for chidren. I read it to my kindergarten class. There was high interest with lots of questions,comments, and connections. It became a favorite 'free time' book.
It's not really read like a story. I like it to talk about quilting but won't keep the attention of the very young.