F is for Friendship by Helen L. Wilbur
A Quilt Alphabet (Sleeping Bear Alphabets)

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Quilting has existed for thousands of years, spanning the globe, practiced by women as well as men, and bringing together communities and generations. F is for Friendship: A Quilt Alphabet examines the subject of quilting, as an art form as well as an item of utility, tracing its early history from a cave in Mongolia to patchwork bedcoverings transported in overland wagon trains to present-day exhibits at renowned museums. Topics include patterns, inventions, and fabric choices, as well as quilts as vehicles of American history. Helen L. Wilbur also authored Lily's Victory Garden and Z is for Zeus: A Greek Mythology Alphabet. A former librarian who now works on the electronic side of the publishing world, she lives in New York City. Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen has illustrated more than 20 books with Sleeping Bear Press, including the best-selling The Legend of Sleeping Bear and The Edmund Fitzgerald: Song of the Bell. He and his wife, Robbyn, live in Bath, Michigan.

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Former librarian Helen L. Wilbur has a BA in English language and literature from the University of Chicago and a master's degree in library science from Columbia University. Helen also authored M is for Meow: A Cat Alphabet. She lives in New York City. Van Frankenhuyzen was born in The Netherlands. He studied at the Royal Academy of Arts and immigrated to the U.S. in 1976.
Published March 18, 2011 by Sleeping Bear Press. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books.

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In this addition to Sleeping Bear's long-running alphabet series, pleasing rhymes and extensive sidebars focus on the symbolic and utilitarian value of patchwork quilts, while glowing illustrations depict both intimate and communal scenes.

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Wilbur and illustrated by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen is a picture book filled with colorful illustrations, poetry and text about the history of quilts, and other quilt information including how quilts are made and how quilts differ in various places around the world.

Mar 21 2011 | Read Full Review of F is for Friendship: A Quilt ...

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