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Ms. Vernon from Albuquerque NM is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Serving the Community Through Quilting

Help me give my students four sewing machines on which they will learn to make quilts that will be donated to children in need, wounded veterans and cancer patients.

  • $535 goal

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My Students

My students are curious, thoughtful and insightful. We are a small, alternative school of fewer than 100 students. The majority of our students come to us from larger high schools where they felt they did not fit in, or they did not receive the attention they needed to prosper socially and academically.

Students commonly compare our school environment to that of a family; for many, it is their safe place where they experience continuity and predictability.

Some of our students are returning to school after having been out for a year or two.

My Project

School On Wheels High School emphasizes project-based service learning where students design and carry out projects that directly serve our community. My students will choose an organization for which they will make quilts to donate. Such organizations include Project Linus, Quilts of Valor, and the UNM Cancer Center. Students will have the opportunity to tour and/or speak with representatives from these organizations in order to choose an organization for which they have an affinity.

Quilting teaches important, transferable skills such as problem-solving, following and designing pattern instructions in sequence, and cultivating a growth mindset that most mistakes are repairable.

Opportunities to work with geometric concepts like rotations, reflections and symmetry are ever-present in quilting.

Ms. Vernon
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brother 27-Stitch Electronic Sewing Machine SM2700 • $104.54 4 $418.16

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