Amy Henbest's Quilt Project Suggestions
Amy shared with me what she has done with her daughter's class....
"(My children) have a wonderful teacher who has a special love for quilts and every year does a section of studies about quilts and their history. They read stories about quilts, learn about quilts and their construction, and in the past made a paper quilt. This year I helped her with a presentation on the construction of quilts and took several of my own for them to see and touch. Also I helped her with her class quilt by giving each child a square of muslin ironed onto freezer paper and instructed them to draw something on it with crayons, then sign their names on their blocks with a permanent pen.
"Then I brought the blocks home, heat set the blocks, set the blocks together into a wall quilt and then quilted it by machine. So, as a result they have had a class quilt to hang in their class all year. they have been so proud of it. This has been a technique I have used with my own kids for some time. It only took one crayon getting loose in my dryer to adversely see the "permanent" effect of crayon."
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