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This page includes quilt-related lesson plans from the Illinois State Museum, Western Carolina University's Craft Revival Project, the Library of Congress' American Memory project, and lesson plans created especially for the Quilt Index by art education interns in a graduate course at Michigan State University.

Lesson Plans from the Illinois State Museum


Crazy Quilt Block Lesson, http://www.museum.state.il.us/muslink/pdfs/ks_crazy.pdf


Geometric-pieced Quilt Lesson

Hexagon Pieced quilt design lesson, http://www.museum.state.il.us/muslink/pdfs/ks_hex.pdf

Interviewing a Quilter Lesson pdf, http://www.museum.state.il.us/muslink/pdfs/ks_interview.pdf

Local Motifs Quilting Design Lesson, http://www.museum.state.il.us/ismdepts/art/collections/daisy/local-quilting-motifs-lesson.pdf

Log Cabin Quilt Block Lesson

Prairie Quilt Lesson Plan pdf, http://www.museum.state.il.us/muslink/pdfs/pr_quilt.pdf

Quilt Detective Lesson pdf, http://www.museum.state.il.us/muslink/pdfs/ks_detect.pdf

Story Quilt

Whole Cloth Quilt Lesson pdf, http://www.museum.state.il.us/muslink/pdfs/ks_whole.pdf

See also: the Illinois State Museum online lesson plan portal: http://www.museum.state.il.us/ed_opp/lessonplans.html

Lesson Plans from Western Carolina University's Craft Revival Project

Cottage Industries

Grade 8; Subject: Career and Technical Education; Related subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Math

Craft Life

Grades 8-12; Subject: Career Development; Related Subjects: Language Arts, Social Science

Craft School or College?

Grades 8-12; Subject: Career Development

Dye Sample Journal

Grades 10-12; Subject: Art; Related Subjects: Chemistry

Geometry in Traditional Quilt Designs

Grade 7; Subject: Mathematics, Pre-algebra; Related subjects: Afro-American and Native American cultures

Quilt Dilations

Grades 6-8; Subject: Mathematics

Quilt Squares

Grades 10-11; Subjects: Civics, Economics, U.S. History; Related Subjects: Appalachian Studies

Quilts and the Underground Railroad

Grades 4-5; Subject: Art; Related Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Geometry

Lesson Plans from the Library of Congress' American Memory Project

Hundreds of lesson plans in American history and culture can be found at the LOC's Learning Page: http://memory.loc.gov/learn/lessons/index.html.

Michigan State University Art Education Lesson Plans

Michelle Aimar, "‘How I Can Help?’ Quilt", Quilting & Mixed Media, Media:Aimarmichelle.pdf

Amanda Bates, "Texture Quilt", magazine collage, Media:Batesamanda.pdf

Polie Campiteli, "Quilt Around the World", Media:Campitelipolie.pdf

Meghan Collins, "Do Something Graphic Design Quilt", Media:Collinsmeghan.pdf

Jaffe Davis, "IN HONOR OF QUILTING", Media:Davisjaffe.pdf

Nicole Fritsch, "Ceramic Quilt Mural", ceramic, Media:Fritschnicole.pdf

Joel Gargano, "Social Justice Quilt", Visual Communication (2D Art)/ International Studies, Media:Garganojoel.pdf

Amanda McKinney, "Crazy CD Quilt", painting, Media:Mckinneyamanda.pdf

Lesley Taylor, "Let’s Come Together", Quilting Concepts and Mixed Media, Media:Taylorlesley.pdf

Rebecca Treblin, "Quilting", mixed media, Media:Treblinrebecca.pdf

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