Nurse Quilts: Lighting the Way to Healing

“I am of certain convinced that the greatest heroes are those who do their duty in the daily grind of domestic affairs whilst the world whirls as a maddening dreidel.                                                                    – Florence Nightingale She is known as “the Lady With the Lamp” and the “Mother of Nurses”. In the …

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Teacher Quilts: Lesson Plan for the Three R’s

“Because you have taken hands, touched hearts and opened minds, you will never be forgotten. Love and best wishes.”                                       Dedication on retired teacher’s quilt   Every teacher needs to put this advice into her daily lesson plan book. It is the Three R’s to an educator’s peace of mind. …

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Star Quilts: A Study for Mathematicians

“God uses beautiful mathematics in creating the world.”                                                 – Paul Dirac, theoretical physicist   Ask a quilter if they are good in math and most will answer, “Not really.” But glancing at any comforter, one realizes that quilt makers need to apply a working knowledge of linear measurements to …

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