Welcome to What's On The Bookshelf Wednesday! I hope you're enjoying these posts as much as I am - I've rediscovered a lot of really cool books on my shelf that I had forgotten about!
The book I want to share with you today is something a little bit outside the norm for a crafty blog, but I think it's such a special book and speaks volumes about the reasons so many of us make our quilts only to give them away.
The Quiltmaker's Gift tells the story of a generous quilt maker who makes the most beautiful quilts in the world, only to give them away.
There's also a greedy king, who keeps collecting things trying to find something to make him happy...
This is a gloriously illustrated book, with treasures hidden on every page - you could look at it over and over and see something new every time!
The greedy king decides that he must have a quilt from the quilt maker to be happy - but the quilt maker has another idea.
The story is enchanting, a fable for our times. This is a wonderful book to give to a quilter, too. Quilts are featured throughout the book, beautiful traditional designs in rich saturated colors. Children will love the story, and it's a great way to introduce them to the concept of giving to others who have less than they do.
I do hope you will check out The Quiltmaker's Gift by Jeff Brumbeau and Gail de Marcken. A portion of the revenue from The Quiltmaker's Gift is given to the following projects that support the spirit of generosity portrayed in this book: ABC Quilts, SOS Children's Villages - USA, The Heifer Project International, Doctors Without Borders, and New York Cares.
So that's what's on my bookshelf this week. Have you looked at yours lately?