To capture moments in her life, Lorie Kleiner Eckert chooses quilting as her medium of expression. Rather than painting or sculpting, quilting allows her to share her thoughts and feelings with others.
Collected here are some of her favorite quilts, accompanied by the stories behind them. Both profound and playful, the quilts are extremely inspirational. "Measuring Up" reminds the reader of the pitfalls of comparing oneself to others. "Lessons from Super Bowl XXIII" teaches that opportunities, even opportunities to celebrate, need to be seized, lest they be lost. The other essays and quilts equally inspire, teach, and comfort.
Not a quilting book, Get Quiet and Listen serves to share the lessons learned by the author. Often, these revelations would come to her when she least expected them. That, in itself, is an incredibly valuable lesson worth learning. Sometimes, all one has to do is get quiet and listen.
Lorie Kleiner Eckert has been designing and creating quilts since 1983. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Missouri with a bachelor of science degree in education. Quilting allows Ms. Eckert a medium in which to express her spiritual feelings. She currently resides in Ohio. Her first book, With This Ring I Journey ($15.95), is also published by Pelican.
GET QUIET AND LISTEN
By Lorie Kleiner Eckert
64 pp. 8 x 9¼
13 Color photos
EAN: 978-1-56554-280-8 hc