Friday, April 22, 2011

4th Grade- Stitching Time

Our curriculum states that students are to create a quilt block and learn about the 3 layers. Well, last year I had this idea of well why not throw in another step and add stuffing to make a pillow. Lots of work but in the end, I have many stories that make me smile.

Students first learned about the history of quilting, and embroidery. They were asked to tell a story on one block and had to write a paragraph with their sketch. On the other side, they had a little artistic freedom. Students then used fabric markers which were donated by donorschoose.org to design their squares. I taught most of them in 3rd last year the basics of stitching. I was amazed at how some of them improved!



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