The amazing thing about the book is the fabric wonders created by the author. This from the jacket flap:
Two of the quilts in the book, "Solstice" and "Star Catcher," each contain 8,450 triangles and took four hundred hours to sew.
The book is also a tribute to cultural diversity of seasonal celebrations and the idea of lighting one's world. Look for the poems titled, "Holiday Magic,""Morning Light," "Solstice," "Small Miracles,""Christmas Path,""Kwanzaa," and "Nian Is Coming."
A Sight to See
The words ring out
in a joyful shout.
this amazing sight,
the shifting colors,
a billowing curtain
The words slip out
in a whisper.
Adults, especially quilters, will enjoy reading the quilt-making processes that Hines employed in illustrating the book; find "Making the Winter Lights Quilts" at the end. With long winter evenings ahead, quilting may be a way for you to while away the hours, if so, we have a treasure trove of quilting books on our shelves.
The Poetry Friday Round-Up is being hosted this week at Tabatha Yeatts: The Opposite of Indifference.