“The Magic Quilt is a metaphorical representation of the true comfort and warmth of quilts” – Handmade Magazine

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The Magic Quilt

This beautifully written and illustrated picture book is adored by both children and those special people that read to them.

I’m Katie, the author of The Magic Quilt. My dad, Glenn, is the artist behind all of the book’s colourful and engaging illustrations.

The Magic Quilt follows the adventures of Toby and the patchwork quilt his mum has made for him. Toby adores his quilt and loves playing with it but also loves to snuggle under it when he is sad. It is during these times that he discovers just what his quilt can do! The book is written in rhyme, making it easy to read and a pleasure to listen to.

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“Gently persuade the next generation that quilting is pretty much the coolest thing ever with Katie Sokolic’s new picture book, The Magic Quilt. The perfect bed-time accompaniment – apart from a snuggly quilt that is – The Magic Quilt follows Toby as his magic quilt transports him to all manner of places when he’s sad or lonely. Illustrated by Katie’s own father Glenn Sokolic, The Magic Quilt is a metaphorical representation of the true comfort and warmth of quilts.”

Review in Handmade magazine (March 2015)

“My son loves reading The Magic Quilt. He certainly has the imagination to go on the journeys and adventures with Toby. He has a Magic Quilt of his own and likes to pretend he is Toby. For all those parents out there struggling to think of birthday ideas, this is a great gift that can be enjoyed together with your child.”

Review by Alisa Fraser, winner of The Block Sky High on Channel 9 (September 2014)

“An easy-to-read rhyming story about Toby, who adores the patchwork quilt his mum has made for him and soon discovers its hidden magic powers. After persuading her dad, Glenn Sokolic, to tackle the illustrations, Katie self-published her book. She has also created kits that include fabrics, pattern, batting and thread, so that parents everywhere – even those with very little sewing experience – can make a “magic quilt” for their children.”

Review in Quilters Companion magazine
(September 2014)