The 2006 Story Save Quilt
A Tribute to Celia Lottridge
When I saw the gold fabric, it brought to mind her telling and book of The Little Rooster and the Diamond Button. This is a favorite of ours; my twin grandsons, Peter and Tanner Altenkirk, saw the book at age 2 1/2 and were fascinated by the picture of the rooster being thrown into the well. My brief explanation of the story soon led to their listening intently to the whole story being read. They are not yet three, and can repeat the whole story with great expression. Celia's well-honed telling is so skillfully phrased to capture the young child's imagination and verbal abilities, that I wanted to do the square as a big THANK YOU to one of our honoured members of the Canadian storytelling community.
Not really having the talent to create a rooster, I bought one printed as a pillow cover, cut out the rooster and appliqued it to the square. I was encourage by finding the perfect diamond button!