Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Kerry's LDS Quiet Books

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Today's awesome quiet books were made by Kerry, author of the store and blog KLC Studio. Her quiet books are filled with pages that are focused on faith, full of wonderful ideas for a quiet book to be used in church.

The covers of both books:

Light on a hill page:

 5 Steps of Repentance:

 Put on the Armor of God:

 Baptism page:

 Help Rose get dressed for church:

 Home can be a heaven on Earth:

 Hold to the Iron Rod:

 Church memory game:

 Help Elder Jones find a tie:

 Help Sally's hair look nice for church:

Priesthood Blessings: 

The law of tithing: 

Put the Plan of Salvation in order:

Temple puzzle:  


What's your name? Describe yourself in one sentence.
Kerry Lee-Crawford - The woman who LOVES to share, create and grow.

Who did you make this quiet book for? How old are they?
I made this book twice at the same time for my twin step-daughters for their 7th Birthday in August 2015.

What's your level of sewing experience?
Advanced, I am actually a textile artist and have sewn since I was a child. I have my Visual Arts diploma, major in Textiles from the Alberta College of Art and Design, and I also have a BA in Art Education.

How long did it take you?
These books took me a few months, and I didn't work steady at them. I began in June 2015 and worked on them at my own pace. No idea how many hours....many, many days though.

Did you use any templates? Where can they be found?
For some of my pages I used other templates, like the Armour of God and I took the idea of the missionary tie and created my own patterns from what I saw. Other pages I created myself by finding LDS clip art or by looking at primary lesson pages to get ideas for the Repentance and Priesthood pages. I sketched everything else out first, then I went to work. I found many of my clip art online from various places.

How did you bind your quiet book?
I wanted to have a stable and well sewn book that would last a long time. I created each page on its own, then I sewed pages to each other leaving the left side open. I used pinking sheer scissors to trim around the sewn pages. I then used a colour strip of fabric to sew both set of pages together leaving a wide enough space to be sewn down the middle of the spine. I just like the look and feel of it. I explain this more in detail on my blog.

What material are the pages made out of?
Each page is made of either denim or upholstery fabric. I wanted each page to be thicker than just regular fabric, so it would hold up as the girls turned the pages. I could have used interfacing on the back of fabric, but I had a lot of denim and upholstery fabric and I wanted to get rid of it. Waste not, want not.

What other materials did you use?
I LOVE my fine tipped black fabric pen. It was very versatile and saved me lots of time and headaches. I also used fabric, applique fusible webbing, freezer paper, yarn, snaps, and velcro...oh...and let's not forget real pink blush, yup...you read right! (for the cheeks!!)

How much did all the supplies cost you?
I already had much of my supplies in my studio. I think I only had to buy the snaps and yarn...maybe $20??

What's your favourite page? Why?
There are so many that I like, but I'm really impressed how the girl head with brown hair turned out. I found a silhouette picture of a girl online and used it as the base. I wanted it to look like a beautiful girl and so I added my special touches with my fabric pen and cheek blush, as well as the lace collar and pretty button for the broach. I wanted real thick hair too, so I doubled the yarn. Needless to say....it's the girls' favourite page too!!! I have to remind them there are other pages as well!

Kerry has a post on her blog, Quiet Book - Show & Tell, where she talks more in detail about each page and links to the templates she used. Check it out!

Kerry, thank you so much for sharing your fabulous and inspiring quiet book with us! 

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