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Ms. Rosenbalm from West Peoria IL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

I Made That

Help me give my students a sewing machine with accessories to make quilts.

  • $553 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school's student population comes from three different primary schools so there is an influx of new students every year. We are a high poverty and high mobility, Title I school in a small town attached to a larger school district. The school is entirely free or reduced-price lunch status.

Social/Emotional learning is being implemented in the schools through the classrooms.

One way to feel good about yourself is to create and finish a project of ones own design. There is nothing better then "I made that!" statement.

My Project

One of the concepts of Social/Emotional Learning is feeling good about yourself and others. Some students show their emotions through art and one of the most beautiful examples of art is a handmade quilt product.

A young person can hold up a finished project and state proudly "I made that!".

To do this my students will need a sewing machine along with the material and cutting board to complete student led and student made projects. They will complete a quilt of their choosing from start to finish. These projects will be cross curricular as well as social/emotional learning with math, social studies and science emphasis. The finished projects can become conversations starters among the student body.

Ms. Rosenbalm
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 350 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brother Project Runway CE7070PRW 70-Stitch Computerized Sewing Machine with Wide Table • Amazon Business $189.46 1 $189.46
Aurifil Thread Set THE PERFECT BOX OF COLORS By Pat Sloan 50wt Cotton 12 Large (1422 yard) Spools • Amazon Business $96.57 1 $96.57
Luxja Sewing Machine Carrying Bag, Tote Bag for Sewing Machine and Extra Sewing Accessories, Black • Amazon Business $54.99 1 $54.99
Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Solids Sunrise Roll Up 43 2.5-inch Strips Jelly Roll Fabrics RU-262-43 • Amazon Business $29.87 1 $29.87
Fiskars 183700-1005 Lia Griffith Fashion Cutting Mat (12" x 18"), Teal Green • Amazon Business $24.10 1 $24.10
Westcott 8" Titanium Non-Stick Straight Scissors, 3 Pack • Amazon Business $10.67 1 $10.67
Fiskars 12-87577097J Acrylic Ruler, 6x24 Inch • Amazon Business $10.08 1 $10.08
Euro-Notions Universal Machine Needles, 10-Pack (2 pack) • Amazon Business $9.15 1 $9.15
Fiskars 195210-1001 Comfort Loop Rotary Cutter, 45 mm • Amazon Business $8.62 1 $8.62

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