The teachers at Summit Valley School decided to have a focus on linear measurement for the 2015-2016 school year. In spite of not being quilters, we thought making a school quilt would be just the creative, math rich project we were looking for! We turned to our community for help in reaching our goal.
We received donations of fabric from the Colville Quilt Guild and members of the Summit Valley community. Each student designed a unique eight inch square block. The younger students created striped blocks with the fabric of their choice. Their blocks were cut and sewn by volunteers. The older students designed blocks with certain geometric figures dependent on their grade level. Grades three and four practiced sewing with the help of volunteers and the loan of sewing machines from our local 4H. Grades five through eight cut and sewed their own blocks with help from local Summit Valley craftswomen. The quilt was pieced and quilted by Summit Valley community members. Special thanks to Mavis Bowe and Elaine Tolson for piecing, bordering and binding the quilt.
It was a joy to see how the fruits of all of our individual labors came together to create such a beautiful representation of our school and our community. We are very grateful for all of the support we received in completing this project. Our quilt will be a part of the upcoming Chewelah Quilt Show.
-Submitted by Summit Valley School