It’s Krampusnacht! Gruß vom Krampus!

krampusIt’s not often you have the right quilt for a pretty obscure holiday, but I love my little Cartoony version of the Krampus.  Not familiar with who the Krampus is? According to Wikipedia, in folklore, Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure described as “half-goat, half-demon”, who, during the Christmas season, punishes children who have misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards the well-behaved with gifts.  So Krampus was this obscure thing for a long time, and I knew of him from vintage Christmas post cards from Germany.   Now the Krampus is everywhere, including comic books, movies, and bad tv references.   Dec 5th is the night that Krampus appears in the streets! So Gruß vom Krampus (Greetings from Krampus)!

teaching1copy copyWant to make a Krampus like this one?  I’ll be teaching Cartooning for Quilters in Napa CA at Craft Napa in January 2018.  You can create all sorts of creatures, animals, people and more.  Click here to find out more.