Links for Additional Quilt Ideas & Activities:
- Carol Hurst's Quilts and Children's Literature provides synopses of an extensive list of quilting books.
- America's Quilting History is a great quilting resource that includes a quilting tour through time as well as tips for students and teachers.
- Long Island Chidren's Museum Quilt Maker is an online quilt generator that allows students to create original quilt blocks in different colors.
- Annenberg's Quilts: Shape and Space in Geometry introduces the concept of symmetry in quilts, then allows students to use this symmetry to correctly reconstruct a given quilt patch.
- Patch Tool, a virtual manipulative applet, allows students to use pattern blocks to create designs.
- Sew, You Want to Quilt?" studies the art of Faith Ringgold as part of an exploration of quilting patterns.
- Quilt Blocks by Type shows thumbnails of traditional patterns. This is a great site for students to explore before designing their own quilt blocks.
- Freedom Quilts was an outstanding lesson plan that seems to have been removed from the Kennedy Center files. If anyone knows where this lesson plan is currently hosted, please share.
- Threads of Freedom is a student-designed Webquest that briefly introduces the use of block patterns in Freedom Quilts.
- Quilts, Tessellations, Geometry, and Symmetry Ideas: What can you do with quilts in the math classroom?
- Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt: make your own Freedom Quilt allows students to click and drag quilt pieces to create a 3x3 quilt block.
- Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt: Teacher Cyber Guide includes language arts activities plus map quilts.
- Escaping Slavery:   Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt lesson plan and links designed for Grades 3-5, includes language arts activities as well as a mathematical application in making a map.
- Signs in Stitches and Song is a series of lessons designed to introduce students to the times of the Underground Railroad, the life of a slave and how quilts and songs helped runaway slaves escape to freedom.
- National Geographic Online Presents The Underground Railroad combines its characteristic pictures and text to tell the story of the Underground Railroad.
- Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad is a website created by second grade teachers to share resources with other teachers and students.