Feiwel & Friends, Hardcover, 9780312376475, 32pp.
Publication Date: December 31, 2013
"At any given moment/someone, somewhere"
"is blowing a kiss."
"And somewhere/someone/is catching it."
So begins this journey of the heart, as readers young and old follow a handful of kisses around the United States. From San Francisco to New Orleans to New York City, the text and stylized artwork celebrate all the ways kisses are shared.
Amy is a busy mom of four, and a passionate quilt designer and instructor. She loves mixing traditional piecing elements with bold modern fabrics, and says that for her, quilting feels like coloring- a crisp folded fat quarter is like a brand new crayon, fresh and full of possibility. Her work can be seen in The Denver Art Museum, Fat Quarterly Magazine, Australian Quilter's Companion Magazine, American Patchwork & Quilting, and she was nominated for 2014 Instructor of the Year by the International Association of Creative Arts Professionals. A seasoned Craftsy instructor, Amy is perhaps most well known for her 2012 Craftsy Block of the Month series. Truth be told, she's not quite sure how she manages to find time to sew at all, amidst homeschooling, home renovations, and endless mountains of laundry, but she's pretty sure the secret lies somewhere between an incredibly supportive husband, faith, and good coffee. You can follow along with Amy's adventures in sewing and motherhood on her blog, www.stitcherydickorydock.com.
A native of the Netherlands, Maria van Lieshout lives in San Francisco with her husband and their son. Her first picture book for Feiwel and Friends was "Bloom: A Little Book About Finding Love". She is also the author of "Hopper and Wilson", published by Philomel. She is the former creative director for Coca-Cola.
"What starts out as a celebration of affection turns out to be a paean to life in the United States, and the message is clear: in almost every kind of place you can think of, people are expressing love for each other."--Publishers Weekly "Elegant, ambitious." -- Kirkus Reviews