Lewiston Middle School’s team 71 did a very interesting quarter long project. They quilted. While learning something new in each subject , Team 71 still managed to make three twin size patch quilts and is working hard on the fourth. They incorporated quilting into each subject and spent some days talking about quilting and some days sewing. They sewed by hand and also used the sewing machine.

In Science the students researched inventors of the sewing machine and the history of the sewing machine. They also went over safety when using quilting tools. They learned about the materials used to dye fabric and they began cutting squares for their nine patch quilt.

In their reading class they read three books: Keeping Quilt, Log Cabin Quilt, and Bess’s Log Cabin Quilt. They did activities around those books using their laptops and sewed material together by hand to experience what the characters in the books had to do. In the students’ English class, the students made paper quilt squares that told things about themselves. They did other quilting activities including writing about a memory to represent a piece of quilt.

In their math classes the students studied fractions, decimals, and calculated the cost of the quilt.

Over all the students learned a lot and had a lot of fun. The completed quilts are on display in the team 71 area.


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