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Trip to the Quilt Shop

Life Skills:

  • Employability

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 90 minutes.

Group Size:
Large Groups


Students and teacher will go on a field trip to a local quilt shop. The teacher will determine the destination, make arrangements for the field trip, and collect all necessary paper work for students to leave school. Local quilt shops can be found in the yellow pages.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Textile Design Entrepreneurship
Strand 7 Standard 2

Design and fabricate bedding and pillows. (e.g. quilts, comforters, pillow shams, bed skirts, throw pillows, etc.)

Career Connections:

  • Work in a quilt shop
  • Professional machine quilter

Worksheet for students to fill out while on the field trip to the local quilt shops.


Background For Teachers:
The teacher needs to be aware of quilt shops located near the school. The teacher needs to know how to arrange for a field trip with the proper paper work.

Student Prior Knowledge:
Students need to know how to fill out and turn in the proper paper work in ordered to leave the school property for a field trip.

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Students will become familiar with what a quilt shop has to offer to a beginning quilter. They will learn about fabrics, books, patterns, tools and equipment.

Instructional Procedures:
This lesson plan is on the attachment.


Assessment Plan:
After returning to school, students will discuss the process questions which are on the lesson plan. Students will also be given a quiz on tools, equipment and quilting terms.

Debbie Mumm video: Fabric Selection Quick Country Quilts by Debbie Mumm.

Mary Baker

Created Date :
Jul 16 2003 13:06 PM