So, this is my very first attempt at embroidery, and I don't think it's too shabby!
I'm a senior English Education major, and, for my Methods class, my professor wanted us to create a "non-verbal" representation of our personal philosophy of education. In other words, he wanted us to draw. Well, being the creative (and self-centered!) class that we are, all 10 of us mutinied against our professor's wishes. We decided that we wanted to create something that he would look at and treasure every day of his life.
And, with that, the graduating class of 2009's "Philosophy of Education" quilt was dreamed up.
Everyone in my class made a square, and this is mine.
Me, smiling a big cheesy smile for my professor.
It's embroidery, fabric scraps, and a little bit of knitting and crocheting.
Oh, and in case you were wondering, this is my philosophy in a sentence: Through the application of feedback, proper motivation, and effective instruction, my students will grow and thrive in the instructional content. (The thing the flower is growing out of is supposed to be a book.)
Here are some other embroidered squares made by my classmates:
The lettering on this is all embroidered, and the stars are made from felt that was embroidered on.
The black background is felt meant to look like the night sky, the words are embroidered, and the "stars" are little silver beads.