The following web resources are recommended for additional classroom activities and information. They are categorized by type of site.
This site from PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) provides Quilting Tips and Techniques, an Online Gallery, information about contemporary quilters, Quilts in the Classroom, Quilt Quiz, Glossary, and Resources (with links to
general and classroom - appropriate quilting sites). **
Quilting: Teaching Kids to Quilt
This site has free children's quilt projects and links to sites with help for getting kids started on quilting projects. Good for teachers or parents.
The Apple Barrel
The apple barrel is a good sample of an easy quilt unit by teacher Debbie Meyer posted on her own website.
Quilts and Quilt-making in America 1978-1996:
This Library of Congress website focuses on ethnographic field collections with photographs and sound recordings documenting quilts from two sources -- the Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project Collection and the Lands' End All-American Quilt Contest.
Women and Geometry:
This is an archive of indexed American patchwork patterns that includes downloadable drawings, quilt blocks and photo illustrations.
My History Is Americas History:
The My History Is America's History website is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) designed to encourage and help families explore
their family history, discover their family's place in American history, and make
their own contribution to history. This is a perfect follow-up to learning about quilts as a record of history.
This on-line resource for Alaskan teachers and families provides down-loadable historical primary source materials about the Alaska Gold Rush. This site includes Alaska Lode, a searchable database with over 1500 items ready for classroom use. The Teacher Guide in the site is aligned to the Alaska State Content Standards with ideas for using the materials in classrooms.
Library of Congress: American Memory
American Memory is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. The site offers more than 7 million digital items from more than 100 historical collections. A search of the word quilt returned 500 sources.
CLASSROOM LESSON WEBSITES
This site is an on-line source that supports the place of arts education at the center of the curriculum through the creative and appropriate uses of technology. ARTSEDGE helps educators to teach in, through and about the arts.
ArtsEdNet: Getty Foundation
This is an on-line source for ideas and models for teaching arts education
for grades K-12.
Eyes on Art
This is an excellent site for information about Alaska museums.