Fourth graders at Spencer Van Etten Elementary learned to thread needles, sew buttons on fabric, and embroider, while making quilt squares about American history during the 1800s. They brushed up on the color wheel, so they could mix paint, and they honed their drawing skills in designing their creative contribution to the quilt. Students created their own templates, chose fabrics, traced their own templates, and cut the fabric. Each square in the final quilt, represents an American story, and layer upon layer of decision making by the student artist. They are justifiably proud of the testament of their efforts, as I am!