Sunday, April 26, 2009

Our Author Quilt Makes the Local Newspaper

It was a wonderful week. I shared the quilt with our fifth graders who did the project as fourth graders. Hoping to get the quilt hung this week.

Staff Photo: Jason Braverman
Sydney Watkins, a fifth-grade student at Mulberry Elementary, helps fold a quilt that was made with autographs of famous authors.
Mulberry Author Quilt
Last year, fourth-grade students wrote to 42 children's authors asking them to sign fabric squares that would be sewn into a quilt. Below are the authors whose autographs appear on the decorative blanket.

• Judy Blume ("Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing")

• Betsy Byars ("The Summer of the Swans")

• Dale Christopher, on behalf of his late father Matt Christopher ("The Kid Who Only Hit Homers")

• Beverly Cleary ("Beezus and Ramona")

• Christopher Paul Curtis ("Bud, Not Buddy")

• Kate DiCamillo ("Because of Winn-Dixie")

• Tony DiTerlizzi ("The Spiderwick Chronicles")

• Russell Freedman ("Lincoln: A Photobiography")

• Dan Gutman ("Jackie & Me")

• Nancy Krulik ("Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo")

• Lois Lowry ("Number the Stars")

• Ann M. Martin ("The Baby-sitters Club")

• Christopher Paolini ("Eragon")

• Barbara Park ("Junie B. Jones")

• Dav Pilkey ("The Adventures of Captain Underpants")

• Patricia Polacco ("Thank You, Mr. Falker")

• Barbara Robinson ("The Best Christmas Pageant Ever")

• Louis Sachar ("Holes")

• Roland Smith ("Peak")

• Jerry Spinelli ("Maniac Magee")

• R.L. Stine ("Goosebumps")

• Mo Willems ("Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale")

• Henry Winkler ("Hank Zipzer")


Sara said...

That is really cool! I love that idea! I am sure the kids loved it too!

Pat said...

That is one awesome quilt! The authors *read* like my DD's 4th grade Battle of the Books (BOB) list! well done! :)

Melisa @ Sweet Home said...

Such a terrific project for the kids to be involved with, and I know they'll remember it for years to come. Love to see this kind of press for our passion, but don't you hate it when a reporter refers to a quilt as a "blanket" ?!?!?!

SueR said...

That must have been quite an endeavor, both for you and for the kids. A wonderful project for you all, and the quilt turned out very nicely.