Family Story Time

Mt. Pleasant LibraryStaff Picks

Family Story Time

Featuring Quilt Stories

Colorful Quilt Clip ArtOur weekly Family Story Time on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. featured stories about quilts.

Here are some you may wish to read.

Curl up, get cozy, and read!
Oma's Quilt
By Paulette Bourgeois
The time has come for Emily's grandmother to move. But it's hard to leave her house on Maple Street, filled as it is with a lifetime of cherished memories. At the retirement home, Oma complains about everything, from flowers in the hallway to crooked bowling lanes! Emily wants to see Oma happy again, but she doesn't know what to do. At home, Emily and her mother begin to sort through Oma's possessions. They find ribbons, lace, curtains and blankets. Surrounded by the faded fabrics, Emily now knows the perfect way to keep Oma's memories by her side -- by stitching a one-of-a-kind patchwork quilt! Spirited illustrations enhance this uplifting story about lives in transition and the threads of memory that hold them together.
"Oma's Quilt" book cover
Show Way
By Jacqueline Woodson
The making of "Show Ways," or quilts which once served as secret maps for freedom-seeking slaves, is a tradition passed from mother to daughter in the author's family.
"Show Way" book cover
The Name Quilt
By Phyllis Root
One of Sadie's favorite things to do when she visits her grandmother is to hear stories about the family members whose names are on a special quilt that Grandma had made, so Sadie is very sad when the quilt is blown away in a storm.
"The Name Quilt" book cover
The Patchwork Path: A Quilt Map to Freedom
By Bettye Stroud
While her father leads her toward Canada and away from the plantation where they have been slaves, a young girl thinks of the quilt her mother used to teach her a code that will help guide them to freedom.
"The Patchwork Path" book cover
Mooshka: A Quilt Story
By Julie Paschkis
Karla's quilt Mooshka tells her stories about the pieces of fabric that Mooshka is made from, but when Karla's baby sister is born, Mooshka falls silent until Karla overcomes her jealousy and shares Mooshka with the baby.
"Mooshka: A Quilt Story" book cover
The Quilting Bee
By Gail Gibbons
An introduction to the process of quilt making, including a history of the craft, sample quilt patterns, and directions for creating a children's book authors and illustrators quilt.
"The Quilting Bee" book cover
La Colcha de los Recuerdos
By Patricia Polacco
A homemade quilt ties together the lives of four generations of an immigrant Jewish family, remaining a symbol of their enduring love and faith.
"La Colcha de los Recuerdos" book cover