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This student activities booklet, "Quilts of Alaska," contains historical and educational information on quilts. It is colorfully illustrated with examples of different types of quilts. The booklet describes album or signature quilts, which from 1840 to the 1890s, were a U.S. fad, such as were autograph albums. As the name suggests, these quilts used the signatures of people as part of the design. The booklet describes the Ann Miletich Project, "Hands across the Americas." It states that Miletich held three November 1999 quilting workshops at the Alaska State Museum where young people learned about Bolivian culture and created a quilt block. Other sections of the booklet contain information and activities on the following topics: "Crazy Quilts"; "Flower Garden Quilts"; "Log Cabin Quilts"; "Seal Party Quilts"; and "Yo-Yo Quilts." Each quilt topic section provides historical background; highlights design elements; offers artist and origin information; and contains a compare and contrast activity. In addition, topic activities sheets specify grade level; suggest an estimated time; address Alaska state content standards; discuss assessments; provide a relevant vocabulary; and list materials needed. Contains an extensive bibliography and a quilt vocabulary. (BT)

Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Products, Creative Expression, Elementary Secondary Education, Handicrafts, Learning Activities, State Standards

Alaska State Museum, 395 Whittier St., Juneau, AK 99801-1718. Tel: 907-465-2901; Fax: 907-465-2976; Web site: http://www.museums.state.ak.us/. For full text: http://www.museums.state.ak.us/QuiltExhibit/index.html.

Autor: Alaska State Museum, Juneau.

Fuente: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=6458&id=ED477905

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