My favorite quarter of the school year is 4th quarter because that is when I teach fiber crafts.
These are fourth grade stitcheries. At the beginning of the lesson, the students looked at the symmetry of Native American weaving. They were instructed to use the idea of symmetry in their own designs. After sketching multiple ideas they painted their fabric with tempera paint. Finally, they embroidered designs which incorporated their painted designs and used at least nine different stitches.
I envy the kids as they get to work on stitching for multiple art classes. They seem to enjoy the feeling of working creatively with their hands and being social as they work. It reminds me of quilting bees.