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Friday, September 25, 2009

"You Are Special"

For the last many years that my husband taught school, he was in a third grade classroom that had a large, bare wall space between two windows. Although he always did a lot of decorating in his room to make it attractive for the kids, I made a quilted wall hanging for each season of the school year to put up on the wall in that bare space. Not only did it add more color to the room, but it was remarkable how "warm" it made the room feel.

Because starting third grade when you have a man as your teacher for the very first time can be kinda scary, I always hung this particular wall hanging up for the first couple of months hoping that each child would know that his new teacher really did think he was special.

The pattern I used is from Celebrate! with Little Quilts by Alice Berg, Mary Ellen Von Holt and Sylvia Johnson. It measures 38" square.


beth said...

i read your blog sometimes and think....she must be a little bit like me. :0 Your comment about that bare wall is sooo true and quilts DO warm up a room. This quilt is a wonderful way to welcome kids. thanks for sharing it.

Mama Pea Quilts said...

Hi, Beth - Sometime in the last couple of weeks before Roy's last day of teaching, a group of the lady teachers (he was the only male in the elementary school) came in to his room and said to him (teasingly), "Now you ARE leaving all your wall hangings for the rest of us to divide up, right?" (At least he thinks they were teasing.)