**Quilt Geometry
by Steven H. Cullinane**

"Making quilt blocks is an excellent way to explore symmetry.

A quilt block is made of 16 smaller squares.

Each small square consists of two triangles."

-- the Annenberg/CPB site on

Shape and Space in Geometry

The Annenberg/CPB site goes on to explain some very elementary notions of symmetry for the benefit of elementary-school teachers.

Here are some additional examples, following the above definition, of more traditional quilt blocks, with their traditional names:

Actually, a great deal more can be said about quilt geometry.

The following list indicates some resources.

Quilting Our Way Through Geometry

Geometry in Traditional Quilt Design

The Geometric Appeal of Quilting

Finding Geometry and Algebra in Quilts

Technology-Enhanced Learning of Geometry

Click and Drag to Make a Quilt

**Intermediate:**

Planet Patchwork Quilt Software Reviews

Quilt Software Article at About.com

**Advanced:**

Block Designs in Art and Mathematics

For a large downloadable folder

containing this and many related
web pages,

see Notes on Finite
Geometry.

Page created August 9, 2004