"Mary, Mary Quite
Quilt by Kerry Cooper
For more information on the nursery rhyme "Mary, Mary Quite Contrary" click on the link below.
I will easily say that I was not interested in this project early on. I lack in creative ability. After I delved into the making of the quilt, I felt very satisfied. I think that projects such as these may be the most intimidating but once completed the most rewarding. If I could alter the project in any way, I would assign this in groups of two. I do realize this may not be possible since B-4 books needs as many quilts as possible but it would have been nice to work together with someone on this project.
Concerning how I feel the quilt project will benefit the children receiving the quilts, I think that babies will benefit in numerous ways. First the quilts will address the safety needs of the baby in protecting him or her against the cold. Second the quilts will encourage dialogue between parent and child by allowing the parent to tell the story in the quilt. Last the shapes on the quilt will be a learning tool for the parent to teach shapes to the child.
These quilts have not only taught us concepts in geometry, and children the stories and shapes, but they have also taught us how to perform a service to our community. I am incredibly thankful for the opportunity that you have encouraged us to do so. I hope that the families that receive our quilts feel half as rewarded as I have completing this project.