Rag Quilt Of Memories


Have you read the book The Rag Coat by Lauren Mills? This story is set in Appalachia and concerns a young girl and her coat made of rag pieces. Each piece of fabric had a memory or story associated with it.


Each participant will be asked to write a paragraph about a memory that goes with a 3 1/2 inch square scrap of fabric. The squares will be sewn together to form a quilt. The paragraphs will be woven into a book of memories.

Grade Level:

3-adult (You may encourage adults in the community to participate!)

Project Goals:

  1. To create a quilt that will be donated to a charitable organization.
  2. To create a book of memories from various ethnic backgrounds.
  3. To create a project that will complement several areas of the curriculum.

Project Coordinators:

Kristine Full and Jean Schueder
Spalding Catholic School
Box 436
Alton, Iowa 51003

How to participate:

Send the following information to the project coordinators by January 17, 1997:

  1. Subject line: QUILT
  2. Name
  3. Email address
  4. School name and address (or other address if not affiliated with a school)
  5. Voice phone number
  6. Approximate number of participants


Please join us in the Quilt of Memories project! It's a unique opportunity to create an atmosphere of acceptance as we share the events that shape our lives. We hope to include stories from many age groups and ethnic backgrounds.

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