(As always, click on the photo to enlarge it!)
The quilts are done, done, done, done, and gone
to their rightful homes.
And this is the back. Each of those islands is one
classroom of children. 4 kindergartens, 4 first grades,
4 second grades, 4 third grades, 3 fourth grades, 3
fifth grades, and a special needs classroom. I made a
map for the quilt that identifies which block is which
classroom. With the teacher-made squares, there were
625 blocks in total.
And this lovely quilt (which was assembled by another
mom, who did a fantastic job!) is for a kindergarten
teacher who has taught at our school for 29 years,
although only 26 of those years were spent in
kindergarten. She and our school secretary came to our
school at the same time, so it is fitting that they are
leaving together as well. This quilt contains blocks
made by each child in the school who was taught by
this teacher, as well as all the teachers at the school.
There were 145 blocks in total.
We also made little booklets of "Signature Cards"
which were made up of 3x5" index cards signed
by each participant. They were bound together
by classroom. Some contain messages, some art,
and some just the artist's name.
The presentation went very well. The students kept
their secrets, and all of the recipients were surprised
by their gifts, even our school secretary. Yay!