Quilt Counting

Quilt Counting

By Lesa Cline-Ransome; James E. Ransome; James E. Ransome (Illustrator)

Chronicle Books, Hardcover, 9781587171772, 40pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2002

"Beneath a patch of blue
Sits a family homestead
One farmhouse, proud and true."

Come inside and join the quilting fun Count from 1 to 10 as a child helps her mother and her grandmother gather materials for a special creative project-including 4 scissors, 6 tape measures, and 8 baskets of cloth. Then it's time to begin counting down: starting with 10 stitches, they sew pictures of 9 fields, 7 butterflies, 4 sunflowers, 2 dogs, and much more until they have completed 1 brilliant quilt capturing the color of life on the farm. Lesa Cline-Ransome's gently rhythmic text and James Ransome's cozy, homespun illustrations are sewn together to create the perfect companion to their acclaimed "Quilt Alphabet.

About the Author

Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome are the author-illustrator team behind Satchel Paige and Quilt Alphabet. James Ransome has illustrated numerous acclaimed books, including Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, Uncle Jed's Barbershop, Aunt Flossie's Hats (and Crab Cakes Later), and Your Move.