The Rag Coat won the New York State’s Charlotte Award for Best Picture book as well as several other awards for esteemed author and illustrator Lauren Mills. In this beloved story, Minna needed a winter coat before starting school, but her family could not afford to purchase one. One day Minna mentioned this to the Quilting Mothers group, and without delay, they began to make Minna her very own coat using a variety of fabric scraps, each of which had their own story. Once the coat was ready, Minna happily wore it to school where she was immediately made fun of by her classmates as they chanted “Rag Coat! Rag-Coat!” But it wasn’t long until Minna was able to engage, captivate, and win over her classmates through friendship as she shared the stories and memories associated with her coat. Some of the activities in this unit are making snow globes, mixing snowy playdough, and sewing on stitch cards.