Saturday, July 18, 2015

Big, Beautiful Barn Quilts

I was teaching quilting a few weeks ago for the Uptown Quilt Guild in Warsaw, VA and one of my students was a geometry teacher. Cindy P. told me that she has her students design and make a barn quilt. She sent these pictures to me the other day. They are awesome, aren't they?

I want to make each one (in a slightly smaller size, huh?)





Thank you, Cindy, for showing how quilting is all about math. And color. And beauty.

8 comments:

  1. They are gorgeous! What a super lesson!

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  2. Quilt Math....The only 'true' math I use daily! :)

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  3. Hi, Debby,
    Thanks for the view of the barn quilts. So good to see yet another collection of this great blending of creativity and math, and in materials and locations viewable by many travelers. Ohio quilters do take a certain pleasure in knowing that the first DOCUMENTED barn quilts date from 2001 in Adams County, Ohio (barnquiltinfo dot com). I have only seen a few in Ohio, but am looking forward to exploring more trails around the country as travel time permits. Such wonderful expressions of our heritage! Thanks for sharing. (janeherbst at roadrunner dot com)

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  4. Love the barn quilts. Great idea of using them as a teaching tool.

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  5. They are beautiful! Love the American Flag block.

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  6. Love the barn quilts! THanks for sharing!

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  7. How wonderful to cover the whole barn with them! One of our middle school math teachers did a unit that involved quilt squares, but they didn't actually make them in either wood or cloth. I like this extension!

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