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The Quilted Conscience "How To" Handbook



The Quilted Conscience  “How To” Handbook
A step-by-step guide, with personnel, material, & location requirements.



TQC_dreams+memoriesTHDreams & Memories In Words & Pictures

Handwritten Sudanese Dreams & Memories stories and the resulting lovely quilt blocks from the very first TQC workshop.


Background Information
Welcoming Week
Welcoming America inspires people to build a different kind of community — one that embraces immigrants and fosters opportunity for all.

Nebraska MOSAIC, news & information for Lincoln’s new Americans

Unique Needs of Immigrant and Refugee Youth in the Lincoln Community , January 2016
University of Nebraska – Lincoln – Center on Children, Families, and the Law for the Nebraska Children and Families Foundation by Shantel M. Gassman, Jason Varga, Jeff M. Chambers

Human Rights in the US & International Community
Myanmar Genocide (the Karen in Burma)
Darfur Humanitarian Crisis (the Sudanese)

What You Need to Know about the Syrian Refugee Crisis, The White House

Europe’s Refugee Crisis, Human Rights Watch

The Global Refugee Crisis, The Atlantic

Lesson Plans


Storybook Quilt Workshop by Peggie Hartwell
Gives students the opportunity to share stories through quilt making, art, and writing.

The Fabric of History (Harriet Powers Lesson Plan), The New York Times Learning Network

NET Virtual Learning Library
Use the links below from the NET Virtual Learning Library
to plan your own quilting experience with your students.

Geometric Quilts in the Style of Martha Osborn
Use geometry skills to create quilt patterns by following the steps described in this demonstration video.

Harriet Powers | Georgia Stories
Born into slavery before the Civil War, Harriet Powers grew up to be a highly-regarded African-American quilt maker.

Picturing America – Quilts
Picturing America provides an innovative way to experience America’s history through our nation’s art.

Quilts: Juanita Yeager
Juanita Yeager shows how she creates patterns and selects fabric for her original quilts.

Recycled Threads
An avid recycler, Pauline Proffitt of Paint Lick, Kentucky, turns rags to riches as she transforms old clothes into rugs and quilts.