Quilt Prints: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: Middle School Lesson Plan

Art Elements: Line, Shape, Color, Pattern, Rhythm

Art Skills: Drawing, Printmaking

Making Connections: Historical Quilts, Underground Railroad

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Quilt Prints
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There’s no doubt about it, students love printmaking. They also love abstract art and design. What could be better than combining the two into a beautiful quilt- inspired printmaking lesson? While you’re at it, you can even sneak in a little history by discussing how quilts played an important role in the Underground Railroad. I usually allow at least four days for this exciting, challenging project.

If you would like to download a copy of the planning worksheet to use with this lesson, you can by clicking here or on the image below.

Planning Sheet

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  • Erin Mikels

    Do you have a link for the worksheet you used?

    • Hi Erin! Which worksheet are you referring to, the worksheet in the photograph from the reduction print article posted today?

      • Danielle

        I would also like that worksheet! Great lesson :)

        • The post is updated with the planning sheet download. Thanks, Cassidy, for sharing this.

  • creatifiny

    The research I have done on quilt blocks and the underground railroad has indicated no true evidence that blocks or quilts were used as signs or signals to escaping slaves. It is a lovely and quaint story but the true history of quilts in America is just as fascinating. On a personal note, I am new to the art classroom, having taught clothing, textiles, and interior design for 19 years, and looking forward to utilizing this website as a resource.