Quilting is not your usual territory.
But thanks to B/Perrino Quilts, a collection of modern baby blankets that takes the prairie out of batting and cotton, you may discover you’ve got a bit of that pioneer spirit.
Artist Barbara Perrino’s coverlets turn the traditional art of quilting on its head with abstract designs and unexpected color combinations. The meticulously crafted blankets range from cozy and muted (hello, nap time) to modern and bright (the perfect showpiece for a nursery wall) and never seem like something from Grandma’s attic.
Each cuddly wrap is individually pieced and quilted, so no two are alike. Perrino has a few ready for purchase on Etsy, or you can ask her to make one just for your little snoozer.
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In the Nick of Time
What: Bop along to songs from the local band’s new album, Making Silly Faces.
Why: She’s already giggling to “Pirates Never Say Please.”
When: Sat. & Sun., 3 p.m.
Where: Plymouth Congregational Church, Davis Hall, 3400 Devon Rd., Coconut Grove. Info at 305-968-6094. Adults and children 12 and up, $10; under 12, $7.
What: Drop by the release party for Patricia Intriago’s new children’s book.
Why: Sure to be a bedtime favorite.
When: Sat., 5-7 p.m.
Where: The Bookstore in the Grove, 3399 Virginia St., Coconut Grove (305-443-2855). Free.
A Day for Children
What: Free health screenings, a bounce house, and face painting, too.
Why: Nature nuts learn about animals from the stars of the PBS program Wild Kratts.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wild Kratts, 1 & 3 p.m.
Where: Nova Southeastern University, 3301 College Ave., Davie (954-678-2273).
Photo: Courtesy of B/Perrino