Thank You Quilt
This project is the most challenging. You will need someone who can sew the pieces the students create together into a lap quilt.
- Enough 4 or 5 inch squares of white, 100% cotton for each child to have one
- Fabric paints or fabric markers
You do not need to prewash the material before cutting the squares. If, however, you feel the need, do not use fabric softener. Fabric softener interferes with the paint.
Cut the fabric into either 4- or 5-inch squares depending of the number of students and size of the quilt. Students can paint on dry squares or accomplish a watercolor effect with slightly damp squares.
Have each child draw a picture that symbolizes something about their room mother or create a theme related to the studies from that year. For instance, if the class studied the growth cycle of plants, each child could draw their own special flower. Make sure they initial their square.
Lay out the squares. If need be, add calico squares to create even rows. Stitch squares together. Sew on quilt stuffing and backing. Bind the edges.
These gifts for classroom moms are a special way for students to show gratitude and will bring years of memories.