Story Quilt Lesson Plan

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

This lesson plan will provide you with ideas for creating story quilts with your students. Students will learn about story quilts and then create their own.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson students will be able to:

  • Describe a story quilt
  • Create a story quilt to tell a story


This lesson will take approximately 45-90 minutes.

Curriculum Standards


Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.


Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.


  • embellish
  • embroidery
  • quilt

Materials Needed

  • Fabric glue
  • Scissors
  • Fabric pens
  • 8 x 10-inch sheet of muslin (1 per student)
  • 12 X 16-inch sheet of black felt (1 per student)
  • Various fabric swatches
  • Paper towels
  • Embroidery needles
  • Embroidery thread
  • Beads

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