July 25 — Threading the Needle Day
Even if you don’t sew, you can still enjoy Patricia Polacco’s “The Keeping Quilt.”
"We will make a quilt to help us always remember home," Anna’s mother said. "It will be like having the family in backhome Russia dance around us at night."
"And so it was. From a basket of old clothes, Anna’s babushka, Uncle Vladimir’s shirt, Aunt Havalah’s nightdress and an apron of Aunt Natasha’s become The Keeping Quilt, passed along from mother to daughter for almost a century. For four generations the quilt is a Sabbath tablecloth, a wedding canopy, and a blanket that welcomes babies warmly into the world.”