Hardcover with jacket, 40 pages, 6-1/2" x 6-1/2"
CD with high-resolution of 52 letters (PC
and Mac compatible)
Set of 5 photo-transfer fabric sheets, 8-1/2" x 11"
UPC: 8-82383-00029-3 $24.95
Quilter's Alphabet and Story Book
ABC is inspired by Sieglinde Schoen Smith's award-winning quilt and
children's book, Mother Earth and Her Children. Each page features a
beautiful illustrated letter, embellished with whimsical butterflies,
bumblebees, and woodland creatures. A charming tale tells of the coming
of Spring and the transformation of a shy seedling into a glorious Summer
flower. What a delightful way to browse from A to Z!
easy to tranfer Sieglinde's alphabet onto your own sewing projects.
Sieglinde provides help on making the appliques, as well as tips on
the three basic embroidery stitches she uses to illustrate her letters.
Schoen Smith is an award-winning quilter, an expert embroiderer, and
a gifted artist. Exactly a century after the original book was published,
Sieglinde created a unique quilt that retells her favorite childhood
story. This masterful work, titled Mother Earth and Her Children, captured
the coveted Best in Show award at America's most prestigious quilt show,
inspiring Sieglinde to publish her first book for young readers, also
titled Mother Earth and Her Children. Sieglinde lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Earth's ABCs: Photo-Transfer Pack and CD
Achieve the beautiful effects of Sieglinde's needleturn appliqué
and embroidery on your computer! This image-transfer pack includes a
CD with hi-res images of every letter in Mother Earth and Her Children.
Using any computer design program, you can import these .tif files,
then resize them to suit your project. When you are ready, print your
color letters out onto photo-transfers sheets. Now you are ready to
sew or fuse the images onto your sewing projects!
von Olfers is the author of the original German folk tale, "Etwas
von den Wurzelkindern," which sold more than 800,000 copies
when it was first published in 1906. Exactly a century later,
Sieglinde Schoen Smith's quilted interpretation, Mother Earth
and Her Children, won the top prize at America's most prestigious
quilt show, inspiring this new translation. Jack Zipes (University
of Minnesota) is the foremost expert on folklore in the United
States. His works include the definitive English-language translation
of The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm.