Lessons Layered in Quilts

Students’ quilts piece together art, history, and social justice. Principal Supplement: Champion Creatively Alive Children, September/October 2014 Quilts—reclaimed fabric pieces stitched together for a renewed purpose—weave layers of personal and community history into designs. A traditional art form that provides insights into the artists’ lives, quilts involve math skills of measurement, symmetry, and geometric patterns, as well as crosscurricular studies in resourcefulness, recycling, and fabric art.