The All-Together Quilt
By Lizzy Rockwell
Based on a true story, The All-Together Quilt is about friends of all ages who gather at the community center each Friday to make a quilt. See the step-by-step process unfold as, together, they design, measure, cut, pin, sew and assemble the quilt top, each finding an important role to play. Perfect for those who love to quilt or want to learn, or anyone who believes that great things can happen when a diverse group of people work together towards a common goal. Lizzy was inspired to write this book by her friends at Peace by Piece: The Norwalk Community Quilt Project in Norwalk, CT
The All-Together Quilt works beautifully with STEM curriculum and is a great launchpad for maker projects and conversations about community action and intergenerational sharing.
"Rockwell's illustrations are eye-catching and hopeful... When people teach, share and create together, a treasure is born."
" The Joy derived from working together to make something beautiful shines through the narrative.
Verdict: A great purchase for all libraries."
- School Library Journal
"Readers will be delighted to see the illustrations come to life in the appended author's note with photographs of the real-life club and quilt that inspired the book. Like pieces of a patchwork quilt, story and fact come together, reflecting the joy of a journey and the beauty of community friendship."
- The Horn Book
Hardbound ISBN: 9780375822049
40 pages, recommended ages 5-8