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Quilting has always been a wonderful practice for women of many generations. Learn about literature and paper quilts with help from an artist, designer and creative entrepreneur in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Cherish, designer of Somethingtocherish.com, and today I want to talk to you about literature and paper quilts. Quilting has always been a wonderful practice for women of many generations, and I thought it would be fun to talk about how we can use the literature that also has been passed down for many generations into some quilting using paper. What I have today for an example is from "Alice in Wonderland," and to celebrate the literature I've printed out some of the pages of the story onto a parchment paper and cut it out as well as some of the classic illustrations. As an illustrator I always love these illustrations. So it's a joy to work with them and celebrate them in this little quilt. So I started with a basic outline of what I wanted my quilt to look like and this is a very simple design I put together on the computer. Once I decided on the design, as I mentioned, I cut out different pictures into the shapes to make up the whole quilt. So as you can see, I have the centerpiece and I could pick from any number of centerpieces that I have got ready here but I like this one. I think it really works nicely with the paper and this could be a really wonderful page in my scrapbook. So now what we're going to do is simply attach this quilt to the paper and we're going to do it one piece at a time. So for the effect I'm looking for with this paper quilt, is to integrate some of this background color into the inside of the quilt. So in order to do that as I glue things down, I'm actually leaving some of this background area in there on purpose. I'm Cherish. Thanks for joining me in this video on literature and paper quilts. I hope this inspires you to pick one of your favorite classics and make a paper quilt. Now go, live life to the fullest and make it something to cherish.

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