Abstract 14, Volume 10, Number 3, Winter 2015

Notable Trade Book Lesson

F is for Friendship: A Quilt Alphabet

Written by Helen L. Wilbur


Melina Vaughan

Esther Howard

The University of West Alabama


This lesson plan allows one’s class to develop an appreciation for history through an examination of the symbolic art of quilting. The story F is for Friendship: A Quilt Alphabet by Helen L. Wilbur is utilized to create a classroom environment filled with appreciation for one another. Students are taken on a journey of quilts through the alphabet in this book. With the creation of a classroom quilt, students embrace diversity and appreciate historical contributions.


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