art for readers – a beautiful book quilt

This beautiful book quilt was quilted by writer and quilter Heather Haapoja from Needles and Pens blog for a writer friend. The book spines are embroidered with titles of her friend’s favorite books and authors. What an incredible gift! And how multi-talented of Heather. The quilt is based on a pattern by Christine Thresh at, so for any of you quilting-inclined book lovers, this is a great idea!

The wall hanging is an inspiration for both readers and writers. It makes me feel good to look at, any way. πŸ™‚ If you want to see a larger photo of this quilt, or any of the many others that Heather has created, check out her photos at Webshots. You can find her book quilt in her 2003 quilts folder.

I found Heather’s beautiful quilt through a WriterMama post. Thank you, WriterMama. πŸ™‚

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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6 Responses to art for readers – a beautiful book quilt

  1. Heather says:

    Aww… thanks, Cheryl! I really enjoy quilting and all the warm and fuzzy feelings that quilts can bring about. It’s great to know that this one inspires you. ;o)

  2. Cheryl says:

    You’re very welcome, Heather. πŸ™‚ Your book quilt is truly inspiring.

    It’s neat that quilting makes you feel good. I think quilting would drive me nuts. But drawing relaxes me. πŸ™‚

    I love seeing all the different ways those of us who write are creative.

  3. Alex Flinn says:

    Hey, Cheryl. I just saw your post at Kimberly Pauley\’s blog, and I wanted to say hi because it\’s been a while since I saw/heard from you. Hope everything\’s going well. I\’m a Livejournal, user name alixwrites.


  4. Cheryl says:

    Alex, thanks for stopping by! I checked out your blog and it is *wonderful.* I love your humor, and what you have to say about books. I’ll be visiting your blog regularly.

    And isn’t Kimberly Pauley’s blog great? I really like what she’s doing.

  5. Kaye Wood says:

    It always amazes me to see how artists interpret their passions through their quiltsβ€”in this case writing and reading books.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Kaye Wood

  6. Cheryl says:

    I love the varied way that artists express their passions, too. Quilts often look so beautiful–and I saw by your site and blog that you know a lot about quilts!
    Thank you for stopping by and posting a comment; I really appreciate that.

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