Wednesday, October 27, 2021

The Moon Quilt--Quilting in Children's Literature

 Quiltmakers put memories and dreams into their work. This story celebrates that creative element.


Warner, Sunny. The Moon Quilt. Houghton Mifflin, 2001.

Organized around the waxing and waning of the moon, this book tells the story of an old woman who puts her dreams and her everyday life into her quilts.

The Moon Quilt (illustration)

When she dreams of her old man, who was lost at sea, she adds the dream to a quilt she is making.


She gardens in the morning and stitches at night. When she plants pumpkins, they also go into the quilt . . .

The Moon Quilt (illustration)


. . . as do the children who trick-or-treat at her house and who are treated to pumpkin pie.

The Moon Quilt (illustration)

Finally, she puts herself and her cat into the quilt, and with the last stitch, the quilt is done.

The Moon Quilt (illustration)

The old woman and her cat have earned a rest--and with that rest, more dreams come.

The illustrations include quilt pieces and collage. This book highlights the beauty of little things and the power of imaginative creativity in a completely charming way.

Happy Quilting! 😸



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