Creating Quilt Blocks
Students 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
Students 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
Quilting and Embroidery with Technology
Students create quilts with machine embroidery designs on them for a fund-raising project. In this quilting and embroidery lesson, students create a PowerPoint presentation on the steps involved in quilt making, illustrating the steps...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History