This story is quite confusing for me. I am the only child in this lonely island, I never had a mother growing up. So I have to look at Mama as if she was my Father. This poor Mother seems quite torn between her two children. For they are both so uniquely different. Which is why I feel she handle the quilt situation as best as she could. Maybe she could have cut the quilt in half and both parties are happy….I’m only a teenager so I don’t have all the questions. My father’s book and his ariel would of solved the problem for sure. What do you think? Was Mamma fair in giving that perticular quilt to Maggie…What message was she trying to teach to Dee? Remember there were other quilts that Grandma Dee made that Mamma could of given Maggie?