Friday, January 01, 2010

One Million Books: The Quilt



First, I have to show off my new ironing board designed by Michael Graves for Target. It was a little present I got for myself with some Christmas money.












Our superintendent has challenged the students of our corporation to read one million books this year. The unofficial start for the project was October 1st and I challenged the students in my building to make a strong start by offering to let them sign the back of this quilt once they've finished a book.






The center design for the quilt is based on the poster designed for the One Million Books Challenge. I fused the fabric for the letters and the open book motif.











The border will represent stacks of books. I will write the titles of books my students have read on them and they will sign the back.

















My goal is to get the top all pieced, take the back to school so the students can sign it, and then have it quilted on a longarm before the official kickoff at the end of January.

4 comments:

friedaquilter said...

Of course, as a librarian myself as well as a quilter, I think this is a fantastic idea!! What a wonderful incentive to get people to read more! Hope you reach the million!! And a very Happy and Artful 2010 to you and yours!

Dana W. Fisher said...

Thanks, so much, Frieda. My students are very excited and reading lots of great books. I hope you have a happy, healthy, and art-filled 2010.
Kind regards,
Dana

quiltcat said...

Hi Dana. Just starting to catch up on my blog reading. This sounds like a great project and combines two of my loves...books and quilting!

Dana W. Fisher said...

Hi Cat,
I'm so pleased with the students' enthusiasm about the project.
Kind regards,
Dana