We then read books about quilts. Here are a few of our favorite quilt books:
Here is a list of more children's books about quilts:
Our next step was designing quilt squares. Each student designed six quilt squares then chose their favorite to create their quilt.
After choosing their favorite quilt design, students used the square as a guide to create an entire quilt. Each paper quilt was made of nine quilt squares.
What amazing patterns they created! It was so neat to see how other shapes were formed when all nine squares were completed.
We were inspired by The Kindness Quilt to create a Thanksgiving Quilt. Students wrote and drew what they were thankful for and we hung the pieces together to create our beautiful Thanksgiving Quilt.
Now if I could just create a real quilt :)!