Classroom Quilt Project

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Way back in September, I started on a quilting journey with 106 fifth graders at my son's elementary school. Our goal was to make a large wall hanging with the school's motto on it by the end of the school year and present it to the principal as a surprise. We had to work around holidays, field trips, and the dreaded FSA testing (mandatory assessments) but we finally finished it.

I was so proud of the kids and it gave me so much joy to see how excited they would get when they would come into their art class to discover it was a sew day! You'll notice in the photo above that I'm nowhere to be seen. The quilt was presented in conjunction with the fifth grade awards ceremony and it was the one day that I was out of town for a wedding. That's why, on the last day of school, I got a photo with it and some of the kids.  

I look forward to seeing it hanging up in their media center in the fall.


  1. Look at the smiles on those faces! They should be very proud of the hard work they put into the project. I'm sure they will remember making this quilt in the years to come. And who knows if a few years, we just might be reading one of their blogs.

  2. That is so awesome, Diana! I am so excited to hear that you were able to get it finished up and I hope it was a really worthwhile experience for you and the kids. :)

  3. what a lovely quilt the children have made and all thanks to your tutoring them you must be so proud of the kids.
    Have made 3 hearts think I have found a group that are making some that I can send mine too for the Orlando project

  4. That is fantastic I'm glad you and the kids got it finished. A great learning experience for the kids.

  5. What a wonderful quilt / banner! You and the kids did a great job.


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