Teddy’s America Distressed Texture Stripe in Light Blue by Robert Giordano for Henry Glass Quilting Cotton Fabric HG-9578-11 Lt Blue
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Multiple yards will be cut in a continuous piece.
Width: 44-45 inches
Fabric: 100% Cotton Quilting Fabric
Care: Machine wash: cold, with like colors. Tumble dry low. Warm iron.
Teddy’s America by Robert Giordano
In 1902, during a hunting trip in Onward, Mississippi, President Theodore Roosevelt refused to shoot a trapped black bear. He felt that the shot would be unsportsmanlike and against his hunting ethical code. A few days later, after hearing about the story, a political cartoonist had satirized this moment in a Washington Post cartoon. The story reached a Brooklyn, N.Y. candy storeowner, Morris Michtom, who decided to create a stuffed bear that was dedicated to the President. He called it the “Teddy Bear.”
Teddy’s America celebrates the spirit of red, white and blue. Teddies in classic positions as well as great moments celebrating the spirit of America. This iconic teddy bear inspired Robert Giordano to create his newest collection. The collection offers a teddy bear panel, a tossed allover teddy, a plaid, a small tossed teddy print, a continuous yardage block print, a tossed allover flags print, a distressed texture stripe print, a packed teddy print, a wind spinner print and a confetti allover. All these prints can be used to make a fast quilt, table decor, a wall hanging, pillows or a tote bag. This collection is coordinated in a red, white, blue and tan color palette.
Bob Giordano was born and raised in New York City. As a child he spent many days drawing and painting with his father, Joseph Giordano, founder of Giordano Studios. Time was spent field sketching at New York City’s zoos as well as at the Museum of Natural History. Having this fondness for the natural world, these venues inspired his love of nature. Whether it was hiking in the Catskills or venturing the coast of Long Island, he absorbed all that nature had to offer. An avid fisherman, he spends many hours out on the Long Island Sound pursuing local fish and wildlife.
Educated as an illustration major at the School of Visual Arts in New York, he concentrated on children’s book illustration incorporating his love of animals into characters that followed along in his storylines. Influenced by Maurice Sendak, Richard Scarry, Dr. Seuss and others, the natural world transitioned into a bit more fantasy.
His father Joseph Giordano, an accomplished illustrator and fine artist was his greatest mentor and muse. He established his art licensing business in 1980. Bob joined the company in 1984 and has been licensing the family’s designs and creating new art in order to expand the Giordano look to consumers worldwide. He shares his studio with Coop the Dachshund, who’s never too far from his side and influences some of the situations that can be seen throughout the company’s portfolio.
For over 100 years, Henry Glass & Company has been a leader in developing innovative quilt lines for the Home Sewing industry. We create a number of new lines each season designed by our in-house art department as well as working exclusively with famous licensed designers: One Sister Designs, Kim Diehl, The Whole Country Caboodle with Leanne Anderson and many more.