After last week’s post on picture books about quilts, I started thinking about all the talented quilters who I’ve met at The Carle. Even since before we started selling fabric, we’ve had many creative crafters show their love of Eric Carle and literacy through fabric art. We proudly display two exceptional quilts in our building for the public to see.
Here is a quilt made for Eric Carle in celebration of The Family Reading Partnership’s Project First Book‘s 5th Anniversary. It features scenes from different favorite Eric Carle books. This quilt was pieced by Elsie Dentes, hand quilted by Mary Caver, and individual blocks were appliqued by members of the Tompkins County Quilter’s Guild. The photo doesn’t do it justice – even the dragonfly in the top right corner seems to sparkle!
The quilt now lives on the wall of our Reading Library for all to admire.
This quilt was presented to Eric Carle at the member’s opening of an Eric Carle exhibition at The Tacoma Art Museum in Tacoma, WA.
Now that we have Eric Carle fabric, we have seen customers make not only quilts, but bibs, aprons, pillows, and curtains, as well. Here is a beautiful Very Hungry Caterpillar quilt made from the Eric Carle fabric. It was made as a baby shower gift for Meghan Burch in our art studio by one of her volunteers and very talented quilter, Janet Foy. I just love the colorful combinations, don’t you?
We have a Flickr photo group if you’d like to see and get inspired by other creations made with the fabric from all over the world. I especially love this cute dress made out of the dot fabric.
You can also find free patterns to download for making quilts out of the fabric on Andover Fabric’s website. Click on the images below for quick links to for pdfs of the quilt patterns.
We have a few new fabric designs just in stock this week from The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I think this one of the food the caterpillar eats through on Saturday is going to be very popular.
And there’s even more new fabric styles to come! Here’s a sneak peek at the new Grouchy Ladybug fabric coming out in August! We can’t wait.
We’d love to hear from all our crafty readers out there. Have you ever made a quilt? What would you make out of this cute Eric Carle fabric?