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Mrs. Chilcutt from Sumter SC is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Cultivating the TEAM in STEAM by Creating Designer Quilts

My students need 2 sewing machines, rotary cutters, rulers, and mats to create lap quilts for people in need.

  • $577 goal

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My Students

My students are enthusiastic, eager to help others and excited to learn. Our middle school is located in the middle of South Carolina and qualifies for one hundred percent free breakfast and lunch.

Many of my students come from low income/high poverty households and do not have the funds to purchase necessary school supplies for project based learning.

My middle school students are eager to learn, eager to create and eager to make a difference in their community. They love using technology to improve their knowledge and enhance their creativity. I would like to help these students reach their full potential by providing them with the necessary tools.

My Project

Our school is on track to become a STEAM school. By designing and producing their own quilts students will be using and improving their skills in Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.

These materials (sewing machines, rotary cutters, rulers, and healing mats) will allow my students to create a unique, one of a kind quilt while incorporating real life Technological, Engineering, Artistic and Mathematical skills.

While creating their quilts, students will use the same design process that engineers use. The rotary cutters, and mats will allow students to put their math skills to use as they measure and cut fabric to exact lengths to create a visually appealing masterpiece. Learning to use the sewing machine will enhance my students’ technological talents as well as expand their real life skills.

Students will improve their artistic skills by using a variety of contrasting and complementing colors of fabric to create their one of a kind masterpiece. Students will be required to incorporate real life math skills to calculate needed yardage, and to measure and cut fabric. Students will make a difference by presenting their beautiful creations to the local homeless shelter. Help my students become the TEAM in STEAM and make a difference in our community!

Mrs. Chilcutt
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 30 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brother XM2701 Lightweight, Full-Featured Sewing Machine with 27 Stitches, 1-Step Auto-Size Buttonholer, 6 Sewing Feet, and Instructional DVD • Amazon Business $95.81 2 $191.62
US Art Supply 18" x 24" GREEN/BLACK Professional Self Healing 5-Ply Double Sided Durable Non-Slip PVC Cutting Mat Great for Scrapbooking, Quilting, Sewing and all Arts & Crafts Projects • Amazon Business $16.11 4 $64.44
Fiskars 6x24 Inch Acrylic Ruler (12-87577097J) • Amazon Business $15.08 4 $60.32
Premier Blades 45mm Rotary Cutter Tool (5 EXTRA BLADES INCLUDED) Ergonomic Soft Handle - Highest Quality Stainless Steel Blades- Perfect for Quilting & Cutting Fabric, Paper, Leather, and More! • Amazon Business $14.99 4 $59.96
Fiskars 3 Piece Rotary Cutting Set • Amazon Business $40.77 1 $40.77
8-Pack Seam Rippers and Stitch Removers - Sewing Stitch Supplies, 4 Larger-Sized, 4 Smaller-Sized Stitch Tools for Sewing Seam Kit, Yellow, Green, Blue, Red • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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