Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

First Advisor

Lisa Hochtritt


This study documents the historical use of quiltmaking as a means of artistic expression and as a canvas for storytelling. It shows the use of quiltmaking in the elementary school classroom as a means of creative expression and as a vehicle that allows students to share varied cultures and relate family experiences verbally, in written form and using a cloth palette. The study documents the quiltmaking process and the development of family themes as children are engaged in the exploration of this storytelling tool.


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Childhood special education (Program of study)