Creating Quilt Blocks
Young scholars review the lyrics of specified songs from the time of the Underground Railroad. They prepare an 8x8" quilt block depicting one of the coded words found in the lyrics of the song.
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Folk Art: Bird of Paradise Quilt Top
Students examine a "Bird of Paradise Quilt Top" to discover what the themes and patterns tell about mid-nineteenth-century America. For this American Folk Art lesson, students discuss the possible creator of the quilt and the symbols...
7th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts
Using Foundation Piecing to Create Quilt Blocks
Learners create a log cabin pattern quilt block inspired by an antique silk quilt in the Shelburne Museum. They choose a color scheme and practice the basic technique of foundation piecing. After they complete a quilt block they remove...
6th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts
Easy-to-Design Multiple Image Quilts
Pupils create a shadow quilt using designs from the book Shadow Quilts by Patricia Magaret and Donna Slusser. They use the book's ideas to design the quilt with their own fabric choices. They practice the shadow quilt technique and then...
9th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts