Wednesday, August 26, 2015

PEANUTS ® Quilted Celebrations Paperback – Illustrated by Kathleen Shea

Happiness is a warm quilt! PEANUTS® characters come alive in these adorable applique designs. Celebrate the holidays and seasons with these much-loved icons from the pen of Charles M. Schulz. The book includes full-size quilts, wallhangings, table runners, and pillows featuring Snoopy, the Flying Ace, Woodstock, Lucy, Charlie Brown, and others from the lovable PEANUTS gang plus a quick and easy pattern for a quilt to donate to Project Linus.

About the Author

Kathleen's journey into quilting the Peanuts characters began when, at an early age, her mother taught her to sew. In the 1960s, Charles Schulz's Peanuts gang was becoming a part of everyone's world, and Snoopy was quickly becoming Kathleen's best friend! In 1984, Kathleen graduated with a bachelor of fine arts degree in design from the Fashion Institute of Technology and later obtained a law degree from St. John's University. She has authored several articles in journals and periodicals.

My Review

I am thrilled to have received a copy of Kathleen Shea’s Peanuts Quilted Celebrations with a CD-ROM of patterns included.
When you open this brightly illustrated book you are greeted by a beautifully written forward by Jean Schultz, wife of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schultz. The author also has an introduction to tell you about her fascination with Peanuts characters and all the Peanuts-related goodies she collected.
She has put together a wonderful collection of patterns that you can incorporate into your quilts, pillows, flags, table runners, etc. Let your imagination go wild, and you will have a lot of great ideas while using the patterns and idea pictures included in this book.
I am currently working on a Christmas wall hanging, and my mind is spinning on which of these characters are going on my table runner. If you are thinking about trying applique, this would be a wonderful book to start with, and the Holiday ideas are flowing here.
I received this book through the Publisher American Quilter’s Society, and was not required to give a positive review.

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