This picture book, recommended for readers 8-10 years of age and has received the The Sydney Taylor Book Award. This book is about a family quilt, which is made from a basket of old clothes of several family members from many generations. The quilt represents the importance of family and heritage, as tells the story of the importance of the quilt, and all the events for which is has been a part (Sabbaths, weddings, births) as it has been passed along from mother to daughter through four generations for almost a century.
This book is extremely heartwarming and enjoyable. It really showcases the importance of family (alive and passed) as well as knowing ones heritage, and family history and finding ways to keep it alive. It also shows the importance and comfort that is brought by finding ways to share life and important events with the people that you love, even if they are not able to be there physically. The quilt symbolizes family, unconditional love, and faith. The illustrations are just as heartwarming, in addition to being real, detailed and unique.