The All-Together Quilt (Hardcover)
I love the fabrics! I’ve seen these prints in actual fabrics. My grandma used to hand-quilt every winter. I wish she’d taught me. The project of making this quilt is intergenerational and I love the images of seniors and children working together to make a wall hanging for the good of the community for display in the library.— Lisa
The All-Together Quilt is such a beautiful way to introduce children to the art of quilting and the act of community coming together to make a quilt together, specifically Peace by Piece: The Norwalk Community Quilt Project. The information about patterns and fabrics at the end lend themselves to so many storytime and in-class activities. As a quilter whose mother and grandmother quilted, I am touched by this book and can't wait to share it with all my nieces and nephews!— Beth
Quilters and crafters rejoice! This story of a community coming together to make a quilt is a heartwarming celebration of creativity and teamwork.
The kids and grown-ups at a community center begin with lots of colorful fabrics and an idea. Then step by step they make that idea a reality. They design, cut, stitch, layer, and quilt. It's the work of many hands, many hours, and many stories. And the result is something warm and wonderful they all can share.
Lizzy Rockwell is the artistic director and organizing force behind the Norwalk Community Quilt Project: Peace by Piece, and this book is inspired by all the people who have gathered over the years to teach and learn and to make something beautiful together.
About the Author
Lizzy Rockwell is an illustrator whose work has appeared in magazines, on book jackets, and in children's books. She studied art at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and has taught illustration there. Lizzy is also the author and illustrator of Good Enough to Eat: A Kid's Guide to Food and Nutrition, Hello Baby!, and The Busy Body Book: A Kid's Guide to Fitness.
"Community is at the heart of crafting a quilt for peace. Rockwell’s illustrations are eye-catching and hopeful. When people teach, share, and create together, a treasure is born." —Kirkus Reviews
"The joy derived from working together to make something beautiful shines throughout the narrative." —School Library Journal
"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
"A unique introduction to the pleasures of quilt-making, intergenerational friendships, and shared creative experiences." —Booklist