The students studied the work of the Gee's Bend quilt makers of Alabama. We looked at several examples of their work and talked about the material used, colors, patterns and stitching. The artists then began to create their own patterns using various textured paper, dots and squares. They designed their collage using their scissors to cut shapes and glue to connect their shapes into a pattern. The final phase of the work was to add marks to emulate stitches. After their first design was completed, they created a "free work" collage. They could build 2 dimensional or 3 dimensional with their paper. Beautiful work all the way around!