Instructor- Amy DeLeo
Grade Level- Eighth Grade Subject- Quilts Title: Your Culture Quilt
Brief History / Background-
Throughout history, women and sometimes men have used the art of quilting for many diverse purposes: to keep warm, to decorate their homes, to express their political views, to remember a loved one. Made by hand- often collaboratively using familiar materials such as scraps of clothing, quilts are personal and communal, aesthetic and functional. Quilting continues to be a largely a home- based form of art engaged in primarily by women. Quilts reflect the lives of the people who create them. Quilts record the cultural history of a particular place and time.
PA Academic Standards:
9.1.6.B- Recognize, know, use and demonstrate a variety of appropriate arts elements and principles to produce, review, and revise original works of art.
9.1.6.E- Know and demonstrate how arts can communicate experiences, stories or emotions through the production of works in the arts.
9.2.6.G- Relate works in the arts to geographic regions
Goal- to create a quilt that represents the culture of the entire class
Objectives- Students Will-
1- Define what a quilt is and describe some of the historic purposes and uses of quilts.
2-Learn how this type of quilt was used historically.
4- Learn to identify elements in quilts, such as colors, shapes, patterns, and symbols.
5- Learn how quilts can be objects of both everyday use and artistic expression.
I will show a slide show of examples of quilts from different cultures
I will discuss the meaning of the quilts
I will show the various types of designs used in quilts
Pieces of your old clothing that represent you
Teacher Preparation: Gather supplies, make an example, make a teaching board, Gather books on quilting Show the slide presentation on various types of quilts
1- Students will design a 12x 12 square out of the clothing pieces they want to use for their part of the quilt.
2- Students will gather all the squares lay them out and design the entire quilt
3- Students will pin the squares together and we will sew them all together
4- Once they are all sewn together we will learn how to put the stuffing in and attach the backing
The first class I will introduce the lesson. I will also show slides with examples of quilts from many cultures.
The second class
20- Minute work time to work on their individual squares
10 -minute clean up
10-minute critique and discussion
The third class-
We will design how the quilt should be put together and begin to sew the squares together
The fourth class-
We will finish up the sewing and put stuffing in and sew the back
The fifth class-
We will critique and discuss our class project and what was learned about quilting
Quilt- an item of bedding consisting of two layers of fabric stitched together with a warm stuffing in between, often having a decorative design.
Story Quilt- Depicts bible stories
Patriotic Quilt- national symbols such as stars and stripes were used in American quilts throughout the 19th century
Grooms Quilt- A family record quilt
Friendship Quilt-These are quilts that are made to be given to friends often containing dates signatures and verses.
Safety concerns: be careful with the scissors, needles and pins