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Story Quilts

  1. 1. Alyssa Lambert EDUC 357.002 9/8/2009
  2. 2. <ul><li>Indicator K.2.4 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Roles of Citizens: Give examples of how to be a responsible family member and member of a group. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Respecting the property and rights of others, being honest and truthful, and respecting authority </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Taken from: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Link to activity: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Quilt - A coverlet or blanket made of two layers of fabric with a layer of cotton, wool, feathers, or down in between, all stitched firmly together, usually in a decorative crisscross design. </li></ul><ul><li>Symbol- Something that represents something else by association, resemblance, or convention, especially a material object used to represent something invisible. </li></ul><ul><li>Stitching- A single complete movement of a threaded needle in sewing or surgical suturing. </li></ul><ul><li>Padding- A soft material used to make pads or a pad. </li></ul><ul><li>Taken from: </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>“ Applique and other old quilting techniques were brought to the United States by slaves from Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, and Angola, and were an influence on quilting in the American South. The Fon people of Benin, Africa, have a tradition of appliqued quilts or banners. These quilt blocks were often joined by multicolored, pieced narrow strips of cloth that were reminiscent of Kente cloth (traditionally woven in Africa for kings). Harriet Powers (1837-1911) was a famous African-American quilter who has inspired other artists with her applique in the manner of African artists. Your students might like to know that some African-American quilters purposely included a &quot;mistake&quot; in the quilt because they felt that only God could make something perfect. Contemporary artist Faith Ringgold continues in the tradition of the story quilt with her painted and sewn quilts. Her work is represented in many museum collections.” </li></ul><ul><li>Taken from: </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Discuss the differences of a quilt and a blanket. Have a blanket and quilt in the classroom for the students to observe and touch to determine the differences. </li></ul>Blanket - One piece of fabric - No padding Quilt - Two pieces of fabric - Padding in the middle - Stitching on top
  6. 6. <ul><li>Ask the students if any of them have a quilt at home. Talk about what those quilts look like. What colors are on those quilts and what shapes are on them? </li></ul><ul><li>Students can talk about what colors they would like on a quilt if they do not have a quilt at home. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Have several books with different pictures of quilts in them. Let students look at the pictures and determine what colors, patterns, shapes, and symbols are in the quilts. </li></ul><ul><li>Does the quilt tell a story? What story does the quilt tell? </li></ul><ul><li>Have students give reasons for what they think the story is. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Read the book The Quilt to the class. </li></ul><ul><li>Talk about what quilts are used for. </li></ul><ul><li>Book description- “The new quilt is finished and what a quilt it is! Here is a square from the proud owner’s baby pajamas, and one from the shirt she wore on her second birthday. There is even a square of the same material from which her mother made her stuff dog Sally. How can she possibly sleep when there is so much to look at, and remember, and dream about…?” </li></ul><ul><li>Taken from: </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Students will get to create their own story quilts out of paper. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will have a square sheets of paper in their choice of a variety of colors available. They will have a variety of art materials available so they can create symbols on their square. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will get to show their quilts to the class and tell the class their story. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Book: </li></ul><ul><li>Coerr, E.(1995). The Josefina Story Quilt. Harper Collins Publishers </li></ul><ul><li>Jonas, A. (1994). The Quilt . Penguin Group </li></ul><ul><li>Websites: </li></ul><ul><li>Story Quilts </li></ul><ul><li> activities/lesson-plan/5613.html </li></ul><ul><li>Stories in Quilts </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Definitions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul>