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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002


  • Thursday, Friday10 am-3 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 4 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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What Will These Hands Make?

With so much time spent in our homes right now, it’s the perfect time to explore what we can make ourselves! Nikki McClure’s newest picture book, What Will These Hands Make? , inspires us to celebrate how things are made and the community of talented people who make them.


Picture Book Puzzler: Knit One, Guess Who?

With cold weather upon us and last minute holiday gifts on my crafting agenda, my mind is on one of my favorite winter pasttimes -- knitting! I met with a book rep last week and after chatting about books, the conversation turned to a mutual love of yarn and knitting. She remarked that she's noticed that a love of books and a love of knitting often go hand in hand. Have you noticed this too? So for this week's puzzler, I've put together some favorite knitting images from picture books. READ MORE

Fancy Stitching

As you may know, we sell gorgeous Eric Carle fabric in our store. We have over thirty different patterns, designs and colors all in well-made cotton fabric, perfect for quilting and other home sewing projects. One of my favorite parts of the job is having customers come back to show me what they have created with their fabric! It's always so amazing to see the variety of beautiful projects that can be made with a little creativity and skill! READ MORE

Eric Carle Quilts are Sew Beautiful!

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. READ MORE

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