Thursday, May 13, 2010

Kids Camp Student Wins at State Math Fair!

Hi Erica,
I had the privilege of judging the K-2 regional winners at the State Math Fair about a week and a half ago. There was a second grader who had a quilting project. I don't remember her name but the 6 judges were unanimous that she was the 1st place state winner! I'm telling you this because in our interview with her she said that she took a sewing class at Quilter's Loft last summer; her mother doesn't sew, but her neighbor does.

As a math teacher and a quilter, I was blown away by this young lady's project. She had batting on her backboard holding up blocks so she could remove them, fold them and show different types of symmetry and geometric transformations. She demonstrated each of them, then showed in the book The Quiltmaker's Gift examples of each. Then shared a quilt magazine and showed each type used in a quilt. I quizzed her by asking for her to tell us about a block that she had not picked out to discuss with us. She nailed it!! Something you guys did got her started-and I'm sure she got an A in math this year!! What a delightful day it was for me.
Just wanted to share,
Dee Hanlin

Thank you Dee for sharing, I am sure that Sarah will be pleased to hear how well one of her students has done. We love to hear how we influence the young to keep the art of quilting going.
We hope that all our students will continue to sew for years to come.