Book of the Month
Class 315 read The Quiltmakers Journey.
In this prequel to The Quiltmaker's Gift (Pfeifer-Hamilton, 1999), Brumbeau and de Marcken tell the story of this quiltmaker's early life. As a young girl, she lives the life of a wealthy child in a land where poverty is unknown, but she is not happy. One night she slips out of the walled city and finds the world beyond, full of poverty and need. Kind strangers help her on her journey, where she finds happiness through giving. When she returns to her home, the elders reject her idea to give her wealth to the needy, and she is turned out of the city. She becomes a quiltmaker, and the rest is history.