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Quilting is a skill that a son usually learns from his father. Nowadays, fewer boys are interested in learning the skill.

 

Not many people request the tents sewn by hand these days. Most of the tents you see now - for weddings and funerals, birthday parties and Ramadan feasts- are made of material with designs printed by machine.  

 

 

Learn more about Math and Quilts!

Space and Shape in Geometry: Quilts

learn about different types of symmetry used in block quilt designs and practice building your own

Polygon Playground

create designs by dragging colorful shapes to different spots on the page

Quilted Math

basic information about quilts in America and geometry in quilting, as well as some interesting links to other useful resources

Qasaba

 

Sha-reh il Khy-ya-mayya

 

Flickr.com: View a photo of an Egyptian quilter and his work. Browse this user’s photos for more images of the beautiful quilts!

Street Signs in Qasaba

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Arabic Audio Recordings

learn how to pronounce these Egyptian words

Web Quest: Quilting Our Way Through Geometry

explore different quilt patterns and how they are formed; create your own quilt pattern

Sew, You Want to Quilt? Resources - Design Sheets

a variety of printable blank quilt patterns to help you design your own

Patch Tool

an online tool - click and drag different shapes onto a square patch to create your design