History of Quilt 5

This article was published at Zuma’s Paw Prints, October 6, 2010

Hi Boys and Girls,

Wow, I can’t believe it’s fall already. I bet all of you are back at school and having a great time meeting new friends, and learning new things.
I had a very busy summer. Zuma was talking to me about the Traveling Quilt. Have you heard about it? You can read all about the Traveling Quilts by going to:

http://iditarodblogs.com/teachers/traveling-quilt-project/
Basically it was created in the summer of 2006 when the teachers who attended the summer Iditarod Teacher Conference, made quilt squares about their adventures at the conference. The squares were made into a quilt and it traveled to each of those teachers classroom. This year there are 7 Traveling Quilts.zquilt1
When I was talking to Zuma, she asked me if I would like to help put together a quilt. I was so excited, I said sure. Then it hit me, while I can type, I have no idea how to sew. My human sews so I told her about the project. First she gave me that look- you know the one. The one your mom gives you when you volunteer her to bake cookies for your class the next day and you haven’t asked her first. Then she smiled and said “sure, it sounds like fun.” She even said I could help
First, I received a box from Zuma full of quilt squares, a scrapbook, and Iditarod teaching materials. I was so excited. The squares had been made by teachers and classes. They were beautiful. There was a blank square for me! This was going to be so much fun.
zquilt2My mom said we needed material. I couldn’t wait to go and pick it out. Guess what? I couldn’t go into the material store because I’m a dog. I gave my human instructions on what the material should look like and off she went. She came home with the perfect material- it has paw prints all over it. My human then laid the squares out on the bed to put them in a good order where all the squares could be seen. We cut out the borders and the fun began. We sewed the border zquilt3and the squares together.
To finish the quilt we put some fleece in between the squares and the backing. We then did what it called “tying” the quilt. I think it came out pretty good.
Now the quilt is on it’s way to a school in New York. It will travel to 10 different schools before it comes back to me in June. I hope all the schools who have a quilt visit them, enjoy having it. If you’re one of the schools who receives my quilt, please write me and let me know.

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Have fun,
Gypsy

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