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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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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! Here's a lovely quilt made by member (and educator of Music Together, one of the classes offered here at The Carle for families), Heleen Cardinaux. She combined the Brown Bear panel with the Brown Bear stripes (you may recognize those stripes from the endpapers of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You see?). You can see the backing was made with this lovely starry night fabric, which makes for an extremely cozy quilt for night time cuddles. Look closely for Heleen's extra special touch. She stitched the outline of each of the animals so that it appears lightly on the starry backing as if it's a constellation. Love it! For more great quilt and fabric project photos, check out my blog post here and here or check out our Flickr site for even more ideas of what to make! So inspiring!

by Eliza Brown

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