Saturday, August 04, 2012

SCBWI Baby Quilts

The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) is a huge organization started by Lin Oliver and Steve Mooser. Now, Steve's daughter and Lin's daughter-in-law both work at SCBWI and are both pregnant. So some of my fellow, sneaky Regional Advisors asked some children's book illustrators to create art pieces to be made into quilts to give to the new mommies this weekend at the SCBWI International Conference. They turned out simply gorgeous! 

I was thrilled to illustrate a square on each and stunned when I received the photos and saw my humble penguins dancing next to Strega Nona (illustrated by Tomie dePaola - yes, THE Tomie dePaola) and Grover (illustrated by Laurent Linn who worked on Sesame Street). Whoa!!!

I'm sure you can figure out some of the other contributors by their well-known characters. Here's the full list from Linda Rodriguez Bernfeld, the head secret organizer of this:
Dan Yaccarino, Fred Koehler, Frank Remkiewicz, Henry Cole, Kristi Valiant, Mark Teague, Paul Zelinsky, Dan Santat, Marla Frazee, Priscilla Burris, Linda Shute, Kathy Blackmore, Janeen Mason, Laurent Linn, David Diaz, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Richard Jesse Watson, Christina Tugeau, Jeni Reeves, Loreen Leedy, Mary Ann Fraser, Jamie Temairik, Julie Paschkis, Elizabeth Dumbela, Pat Cummings, Leeza Hernandez, Brian Pinkney, E.B. Lewis, Ethan Long, Tomie de Paola, and Yuyi Morales.

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