orientation (html) to Keeping
us in Stitches module.
Design your own log cabin quilt pattern with this fun interactive. This activity requires a flash plugin on your computer, which may be downloaded for free on the Macromedia site.
Drag, drop and color many historical shapes and motifs to create an applique quilt top. This activity requires a flash plugin on your computer, which may be downloaded for free on the Macromedia site.
can lead students through all or some of the following activities, which
are available for printout as PDF or HTML files. Adobe
Acrobat Reader is needed to read and print PDF files.
activities can be used with most age groups if some simplification is
made in the materials or techniques.
a pieced quilt top with geometric shapes
version) by gluing pre-cut fabric squares and triangles onto a grid
after designing a pattern. (grade 2 + up)
a crazy quilt (html
version) collage by gluing fabric shapes onto a base paper or fabric
and embellishing with embroidery, beads, lace, and buttons. (grade 3
a hexagon quilt (html
version) top by coloring in patterns on hexagon graph paper provided.
(grade 2 + up)
paper or cloth, drawing with pencil or needle and thread, construct
a White Work whole cloth quilt (html
version) (grade 3 + up)
traditional appliqué by designing on paper an appliqué
about the quilting process by interviewing
a quilter who (html version)
visits your classroom with quilts.
a quilt detective (html
version) and uncover history recorded in handmade objects by researching
patterns, fabrics, and colors.
the paper blocks and play with rearranging them as you explore variations
of the log cabin pattern
a story quilt (html
version) based on Faith Ringgold's art quilts.
Illinois State Board of Education Learning
Standards (html version)
for this section are also available for printout.