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When a generous quiltmaker finally agrees to make a quilt for a greedy king but only under certain conditions, she causes him to undergo a change of heart.

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JoAnne L

Jun 24, 2020

Simply beautiful

My best friend (who happens to be a gifted quilter) gave this book to my girls when they were little and we enjoyed it many many times. It's a beautiful story (and life lesson), with beautiful illustrations. Something reminded me of it recently and I purchased a copy for my Mom and she loves it too.

Janet B

May 15, 2014

Meaningful book

A lovely, touching story full of meaning for all ages on unselfish giving versus greed. Exquisitely illustrated


Nov 9, 2008

Touching & Appealing to all ages

Even at first glance, flipping thru the pages of this book, I couldn't help but be drawn to it. The illustrator has done an extremely detailed and colorful job on full page format. And then to combine that with a very meaningful story of someone who has not experienced the joy of generousity and eventually does made the entire book wonderful.


Oct 25, 2008

fun book for kids and adults

I learned about the book from one of my quilt magazines, checked it out at the library, and then ordered. I have since ordered two more as gifts and two of "The Quiltmaker's Journey" as well. The story is simple but moralistic, with engaging unexpected turns that keep anyone interested. The artwork is absolutely beautiful. My grandson enjoys looking for the quilt names or playing eye spy on the inside cover of "Gift." I recommend this book for anyone who likes fairy tales, quilts, or just spending time with children. It is a book I will keep in my library, even though I am in the process of downsizing all my possessions. Buy it, you won't be sorry, and if you are not a quilter - you may end up starting. It makes a great gift for a quilter too. There are also two books about making the quilts from this book that I would just as heartily recommend. The entire series belongs in the home of anyone who quilts or has children or grandchildren. The books all arrived in the condition stated and in a timely manner. I always go to Alibris first when I am looking for a book.


Apr 27, 2007


Coming from a family of quiters I was immediately captured by the title. I found this delightful little book to be a traditional "moral to the story" tale of kindness and social conscience. The illustrations are colorful and engaging. Buying it as a birthday gift for my 77-year old mother, I was not disapppointed and know this will be a cherished keepsake for her.

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