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This blog features art projects for children. These projects have been used in my classes. My lessons allow children to learn about all the elements and principles of art while striving to introduce them to many genres of art.

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." - Albert Einstein

Friday, February 24, 2012

The Farmer's Wife

It's vacation week!  So, I'm quilting.  My other passion!
These blocks are samples from a book titled The Farmer's Wife.  The book includes letters from  1920's farm wives and the quilt blocks they inspired.  I have been working on this sample quilt for a couple of years now.  It is a true labor of love.  I only have 50 blocks made, they are 6" each.  I'm hoping to at least double the amount of blocks by the time I am through.  We'll see.  Sample quilts can be challenging.  I know I will not use all the blocks I make.  Some I will decide are beautiful but won't match the others.  You would think I'd figure that out along the way!  That's part of the challenge that I enjoy.  The blocks are being auditioned on my quilt wall where I can look at them, rearrange them and carry on!  I haven't been working on this quilt exclusively.  It would be too frustrating to not complete a quilt once in a while.  So I revisit it when the spirit moves me.  It's been a joyful experience so far.  It's back to school next week so it will be time to put my needle and thread aside, hopefully not for long though!


  1. I'll just bet that all of the Quilter's who have gone on the the great big quilting bee in the sky, are very proud of you for carrying on such a beautiful artform!

  2. "The great big Quilting Bee in the sky". That's a nice thought! Thanks Pat.

  3. Quilting and piecing is also my love! The book sounds great! I am going to look for it! It will go in my pile of " things to do when school is out " (although I must confess that there are times I should be scoring projects or writing lesson plans but scramble for my sewing machine instead! )

  4. If you need help Mrs. C when you tackle the Farmer's Wife blocks give me a holler. The patterns can be tricky. Glad to know so many art teachers also love quilting.


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