Each of these quilt squares features a bird that is native to Maryland and is painted on handmade paper, using 100% post-consumer products. The panels can be lifted to reveal information about each bird.
Through a generous donation by the Arcuri family, sixth grade students learned to create handmade paper from recycled copy paper, construction paper, and other natural fibers.
Students brainstormed various uses for their handmade paper and decided that they would make the collaborative quilt project seen here. They also created “seed bombs,” which combine paper pulp with flower seeds, and which can be given as a gift for someone to plant in their garden.