"That morning I walked to school looking down at all the different colored pieces of cloth in my coat. All the stories the Quilting Mothers had told me about the rags and who they belonged to, I knew by heart. I had ended up choosing the most worn pieces for my coat because the best stories went with them."
The Rag Coat, Lauren Mills, 1991.(This is an excellent book. I have read this book aloud many times at home and at the elementary school and still can not read it aloud without crying.)