Aunt Sallie's Quilt

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Aunt Sallie's Quilt

  1. 1. Baltimore Style QuiltS!<br />Featuring Aunt Sallie’s Quilt- Shepherdstown Historic Museum <br />Baltimore Style<br />
  2. 2. Baltimore Style Add Title<br />A quilt style that was popular in Baltimore, Maryland, in the mid-nineteenth century. <br />Nearly all of these quilts are on a white/off-white background with the designs being mostly red and green. <br />They were usually made by several different quilters, as a gift for a special person such as a bride!<br />2 Main Colors: Red and Green<br />
  3. 3. Consider SHAPE!<br />Baltimore quilts are very ORDERLY <br />featuring a checkerboard design!<br />
  4. 4. The origin of Aunt Sallie is unknown. Some believe Aunt Sallie might have been a real person, while others speculate that Aunt Sallie might have been the name of a quilting bee group!<br />Quilting bees began in the 19th century as a way for women to assemble and socialize!<br />Who is Aunt Sallie?<br />
  5. 5. Quilts inspire artists!<br />Picnic on the Grass<br />Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles<br />Faith Ringgold<br />
  6. 6. Rag quilts- made from old clothes.<br />Passage quilts- made from the clothing of some one who had passed to a new place either through birth or death.<br />Free Form Quilts!<br />
  7. 7. Students will create a replica of Aunt Sallie’s quilt found in our own Historic Shepherdstown Museum! <br />Student shall design their own square.<br />Students will honor the Baltimore style of Aunt Sallie’s quilt by using RED and GREEN and one color of their choice.<br />Students will master how to create a GRADATED VALUE in drawing while practicing how to control their tones while shading. <br />In all other areas, the student must press down hard to create a “velvety” texture with their colored pencil.<br />Art Lesson<br />
  8. 8. Step 1: VALUE SCALE<br />Control your pencil, <br />don’t let your pencil control you!<br />
  9. 9. Step 2: Design a square!<br />
  10. 10. Quilts are a great way to teach symmetry!<br />Quilts are a way to learn about geometric shapes!<br />Quilts can teach you about fractions!<br />Other lesson extensions: TANGRAMS!<br />Quilts and GEOMETRY!<br />
  11. 11. Voila! <br />A beautiful paper quilt is born!<br />Resource: <br />300 Paper- Pieced Quilt Blocks <br />by Carol Doak<br />

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