National TIC/SIC Annual Trout and Salmon Quilt Project

What do sequins and glitter have to do with trout?   Those craft supplies, plus markers, puffy paint, and an 8” x 8” square of cotton fabric are how classrooms participate in the annual Trout and Salmon quilt square exchange. 

The project is open to all Trout in the Classroom (TIC) and Salmon in the Classroom (SIC) classes in the U. S.  Enrollment begins in January, and all squares are due in March.  You can contact us for more information.

To start, K-12 students each decorate a quilt square (or two).  Each class also writes a letter talking about their home watershed and the trout or salmon in their classroom tank.   They then mail out the squares and letters to all other participating classes. 

The exciting part begins when packets of squares and letters arrive to each classroom from across the continent.  Opening each envelope, from near or far, brings stories and images of trout and salmon from a totally different place.

It’s then up to each teacher, or class parents, to sew the quilt together and submit a photo of the final product to TU.  You can see quilts from years past on the pages linked at right.

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