3 New Quilts Join the Iditarod Traveling Quilt Project!

26 08 2012

The sewing has been completed!  Terrie Hanke and her cat, Blue Jeans have successfully finished creating 3 quilts that will be added to the Iditarod Traveling Quilt Project.

A big thanks to Terrie  (and BJ) for each stitch.  From these stitches and the squares that are now three Iditarod Traveling Quilts, students will strengthen their skills in math, science, social studies, language arts, and other content areas!   Participating schools will be working in partnership with each other, to share the learning by contributing to this website.

The schedule for 12 quilts is being finalized for the 2012 – 2013 Iditarod Traveling Quilt project.  This project first began in 2006 and continues to be a project that engages classrooms around the world!

It won’t be long now!  Soon packages will be arriving in schools and teachers will be ‘covering’ an exciting school project!  The quilts will visit nearly 100 schools this year!  Stay tuned!  We’ll be bringing updates all year long!


Quilt 11…. Another Quilt is Added to the Project!

26 08 2012

Button?  Button?  Who has the button?

Quilt 11 has lots of buttons!

Each Iditarod Traveling Quilt is unique because each square of a quilt has been created by a teacher or a classroom.  The messages and images on the squares create an over all theme for that quilt.  Each quilt is also unique in color or design.

Along with the unique squares, Quilt 11 is the first button quilt that Terrie Hanke has designed for this project.

Quilt 11 will have a very busy school year, traveling to 8 different schools which are located in Wisconsin, New Jersey, Iowa, Massachusetts, California, and Michigan where teachers Wendt, Fenton, Metzgar, Divorky, Hoffman, Strangland, Bentson, Harakas, Malone, and Sherk will uncover curriculum and energize learning through the Iditarod Traveling Quilt!