- Paper Memory Quilt
The practice of stitching together layers of padding and fabric may date back as far as ancient Egypt. In America, quilt-making was common beginning in the late eighteenth century. During this era, quilts were viewed as decorative items that displayed the fine needlework of the maker. Quilters often used fabrics recycled from old clothing, invoking memories of the past. A paper memory quilt is a fun way to preserve ephemera (paper items) that have personal significance for the creator. A beautiful paper quilt can be fashioned using special gift wraps, cards, candy wrappers, newspaper articles, ticket stubs, wallpaper or even old drawings! This project will teach important design skills as pieces of paper are cut apart and reassembled. Insight into pattern, rhythm and repetition is gained.
Grade Levels 2-12
Note: Instructions and materials are based upon a class size of 25 students. Adjust them as needed.
- Arts and Humanities, Visual Arts
- Upper Primary, Middle School, High School
- Material Type:
- Activity/Lab, Lesson, Lesson Plan
- NDE Digital Learning
- Date Added:
- Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
- Media Format:
- Graphics/Photos, Text/HTML
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