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Barbara Sherwood

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Registered: 12/10/04
Posted: Jan 11, 1994 12:36 PM
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We began our project by discussing how math played an important part in
quilting . Books were made available for students to peruse. Children,sixth
graders, designed their own quilt blocks on graph paper. They were allowed
to use triangles,rectangles and squares. We discussed the importance of
chosing the right colors to enhance their quilt blocks.Children made
templates by copying those in the books. They then chose their fabrics and
cut the fabric from the templates.. With the help of a parent we sewd the
patches together to form individual blocks. When all eight blocks were
completed I sewed them together wqith sashinh and border to form a quilt
top. I quilted the top and this week we presented the project to the
Each child made a 12 inch square and the finished wall hanging is 60
inches by 30 inches.

Kathy Hadden
Math teacher

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