The Quiltmaker's Gift celebrates the joy of giving, and gently emphasizes the age old truth that material wealth does not necessarily buy happiness. In this musical stage adaptation, a young boy, imagining that he is a King, demands a toll to be paid by an Old Man so that he can pass. The Old Man is poor, but offers to tell him the story of a real King and a wise and generous quiltmaker with magic in her fingers and love for humanity in her heart, who sews the most beautiful quilts in the world--and gives each one away for free to a needy recipient. The king, his castle overflowing with riches and treasures, never smiles--and yearns for the one thing that will bring him laughter and happiness. As the story unfolds, the king learns the most valuable lesson of his life. Under the quiltmaker's guidance, the king is transformed as he gives away his precious things all around the world. He learns the true meaning of happiness by bringing joy to the lives of others.
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