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Book Review: Peanuts Quilted Celebrations

Peanuts Quilted Celebrations

Peanuts Quilted Celebrations
Kathleen Shea
American Quilter’s Society; $24.95

Who doesn’t have a smile on their face when they think about the Peanuts gang — Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Woodstock, et al.? For Kathleen Shea, it was really more than a smile. She had a stuffed Snoopy as a child, plus a collection of Peanuts items as she grew. When Charles Schulz became ill with cancer, Kathleen felt she needed to express her thanks and began to make a quilted pillow with Snoopy atop the doghouse at work on his typewriter. Unfortunately Schulz died before the pillow was completed. Kathleen went on to send the pillow to Shulz’s widow, Jean. Kathleen went forward, with Jean’s support to present Charles Schulz’s original drawings in a new medium — fabric and thread. You’ll find 10 projects in the book, pillows, wallhangings, table runners and quilts. Most are themed around a holiday. I liked the detail in the pieces, e.g., embroidery floss laces in Lucy’s shoes. The accompanying CD includes a bonus Project Linus child’s quilt to make and donate.

Look for this book at your favorite quilt or book retailer. Here’s a link to Amazon if you would like to learn more about the book.

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