Sally Stewart 2015-2016
Project Title: Quilt Blocks: Education Through Recreation
Learning Innovation Grant Recipient
Students will study the principles of geometric design by creating a quilt block canvas that will be displayed in the school. Students will be exposed to the world of geometric quilt design. Students will be required to obtain photos of barn quilts from the Internet and on educational enhancement days. During the Internet phase of exploration, students will be directed to follow the American Quilt Trail, which allows students to access national and local quilt designs. An educational enhancement day to the UK extension office will allow students to view quilts that are perched on the building. Virtual communication will also be used by Skyping with the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY. Once students have been exposed to numerous examples of geometric designs, they will be grouped in pairs to advance their projects. Students will explore a chosen quilt design by using manipulatives and pattern blocks. They will create a design on graph paper; which will then be transferred to the computer for additional of color. Classmates will vote on an overall color scheme. The chosen design will then move into production, where students will begin to transfer a computer animation onto a canvas, based upon their knowledge of scale drawing and scale factoring. The canvases created by the students will be displayed throughout the school.