one of my new favorite books.
the story is wonderful. a greedy king demands a quilt of the local quiltmaker, who reserves her treasures for the poor and the needy alone. she tells him to give away all of his possessions, and for each she will sew another block of his quilt. initially, he refuses, and attempts to bully her into submission, but our little seamstress hangs tough, and the king? well, read the book. trust me, you'll love it!
the illustrations are positively breathtaking - a true classic for children and adults alike!
there is another book, a prequel called the quiltmaker's journey, and there are also pattern books inspired by this wonderful piece of literature.
enjoy my friends!