Trout Quilts

quilt debbie doreen smallDo you and your students want to join in the national trout/salmon quilt project?  It’s an opportunity for a class to share their Trout-in-the Classroom story with other classes, and to connect with other classes across the country!

Each participating class decorates quilt squares – 8” x 8” pieces of fabric, usually about 25 total – and send them to the other participating schools.  In return, you’ll receive squares from around the country, which you can sew together. Here is a photo of last years quilt.

To participate,  sign up via google form by February 1st.  Signing up is a commitment to make and send out the ~25 squares.  You’ll have about a month to decorate the squares and write letters to your fellow TIC/SIC classes; squares will be due out to the other schools by March 4th.

Detailed instructions are included in the PDF file attached to this note.  That way, if you wanted to get started early on your craft project, you totally can!  Remember, this year’s theme is COMMUNITY.  See the attached file for more information.

A more detailed set of instructions and full mailing list will be sent out by February 8th.  This year we are creating quilts that do not need to be washable.  This expands the types of media you can use on your quilt.  It does not need to be waterproof, but should stand up to many excited students handling the square when they receive it.

To sign up, click here to fill out the form by February 1st.

Please let Ethan Rotman, program coordinator for the San Francisco Bay Area know if you are participating  (ethan.rotman@widllife.ca.gov) . You may consider asking your sponsor to help cover any costs in purchasing materials.

 

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About Ethan Rotman

Ethan Rotman (Bayareatic) manages and coordinates programs that hatch fish in classrooms for the San Francisco Bay Area. He also chairs the committee that manages these programs throughout the state. Ethan has worked with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for over 20 years.
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