The Man in the Moon by Kathy L. Edwards

The Man in the Moon

Kathy L. Edwards

Alexandria, Virginia, USA

Artist Statement

When I was a little girl, my mom and dad used to recite this poem at bedtime. If you aren’t familiar with it, I put it around the edge of the quilt. When they told the story, they often shouted out “HE SPILLED IT,” at the end and it scared me, too! I waited in anticipation of that line, trying not to jump when they got to it.


Machine-pieced background and machine-appliqued moon and bears. Hand painted and sun-dyed back. Machine quilted.


Cotton, wool and lamme fabrics; painted back; beads; metallic, rayon and cotton threads.