Tradition with a Twist Class Plan

By Blanche Young and Dalene Young Stone

Blanche Young and Dalene Young Stone have prepared this lesson plan for your use in developing classes.

Read Chapter 1, Basic Instructions, and familiarize yourself with the techniques and vocabulary used within the quilt pattern directions. It is helpful to have a "working sample" in various stages of completion. It is also helpful to supply students with a piece of paper for attaching and numbering fabric swatches. "Sticky notes" can be used to label the various quilt "parts", as explained in the helpful hints section on page 16.

Any of the quilts featured in Tradition with a Twist can be an excellent class project. The "Sunshine and Shadow" and "Double Irish Chain" quilts are great for beginners, while "Trip Around the World" and "Boston Commons" create a challenge for more experienced quilters.

Two or three 3 hour sessions. For beginning quilters, add a first session for fabric selection and strip cutting.

Required text: Tradition with a Twist by Blanche Young and Dalene Young Stone
basic sewing supplies
sewing machine
rotary cutter and mat
Refer to your project for fabric requirements.

Have students come prepared with their strips previously cut. Let the students sew some strip sets together and have them cut the completed strip sets into sections during this first session. Assign "homework" of sewing the remainder of the strip sets and cutting the sections from these strip sets.

Supervise the students in stacking the needed sections for the required blocks or units. The students can then begin sewing the block or units. "Homework" would be completing the blocks or units.

Demonstrate setting the blocks or units together, and adding the borders.