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Ms. Nudd from South Holland IL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Quilting Our History - Square by Square

Help me give my students the chance to create their own Underground Railroad quilt and be able to cut the squares and designs independently using Push Down Table Top Scissors.

  • $199 goal

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My Students

This February while learning about black history, my class of transition age students with special needs showed a particular interest in the quilts that were used to communicate information to African slaves about how to escape to freedom via the Underground Railroad. We decided to make a quilt ourselves.

Many of my students have low vision or are legally blind and creating projects for them that have a tactile component allows them to access the curriculum with greater ease.

I would like to buy felt for creating quilt squares. Felt is sturdy enough for them to be able to handle, cut and glue. I would also like adaptive scissors that would allow the students to work independently.

We hope to create a quilt that will represent an important piece of American history.

My Project

These quilting supplies will give my low vision students with special needs the opportunity to create a piece of communal art that teaches them an important lesson in the history of the United States.

The special scissors will allow the students the freedom to work independently and practice their motor skills as well as show off their creativity.

Our school does not have art classes and it is important for the students to be able to learn about the possibilities of Art in remembering the past and expressing their hopes for themselves and the future.

The various types of felt will lend a variety of textures to the quilt squares that the students will be able to feel.

Ms. Nudd
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
American Educational Products P-108 Push Down Table Top Scissors, 45 mm, Round Ended Blade • Amazon Business $22.85 2 $45.70
PREMIUM 100% NATURAL Cotton Batting for Quilts - Queen Size (108" x 96") - BEST All Season Low Loft Fabric Roll for Upholstery, Quilting, Applique, Pillows by Angel Crafts & Sewing • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
flic-flac 42pcs1.4mm Thick Soft Felt Fabric Sheet Assorted Color Felt Pack DIY Craft Sewing Squares Nonwoven Patchwork (30cm 30cm) • Amazon Business $24.88 1 $24.88
Assorted Stiff Felt Fabric Set: 50 Unique Sheets 8x12 inch (20x30cm) for DIY Crafts, Sewing, Decorative Projects with closable Clear Side Storage Box • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Life Glow DIY Polyester Patterned Felt Fabric Squares Sheets Assorted Colors 6x6 inch for Crafts, 1mm Thick 40Pcs • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Clear Glue Craft Fabric Floral Adhesive Liquid Silicone 8.5oz (250mL) • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97

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