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Quilt Block History of Pioneer Days

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Easy-to-make papercraft quilt projects show how the daily lives and experiences of the pioneers came to be reflected in the quilts they made.

Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 9/1/1995 Pages: 64 Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
Paperback, 64 pages
Published September 1st 1995 by Millbrook Press (first published 1995)
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Katrina Cole
I loved the information and ideas in this book. It is a great resource for a quilting unit or a unit on the Oregon Trail. Each project idea ties into a historical aspect of pioneers and could be used for different unit plans in math, history, science, etc. There are also some extra reading recommendations in the back. I'll keep this one for future lesson planning for sure.
Each informative chapter describes different aspects of pioneer life and how quilts figured into that — from the signature quilts that were sewn to say goodbye to friends and family, to the way quilts were used to protect fragile dishes that women hoped to bring safely to their new homes. At the end of each chapter is an easy, quilt-themed craft project. For example, after learning about signature quilts, my daughter used the template in the book to make bookmarks for everyone in our family. She ...more
This book really made me learn a lot about pioneer days and how important quilts are to them but i am now really interested in how pioneers used quilts.
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