2004 Top Ten Program in the USA! An innovative, integrated service project for Middle School students. Developed and tested for four years. * Students sew a denim quilt and become aware of local charitable organizations and the importance of cooperation and teamwork. * Each activity is a thread to tie together multiple subjects. Interdisciplinary Learning: Math: Measuring, creating sewing template, and cutting. English: Read and discuss stories about quilting and giving of yourself to others. Create advertising, PowerPoint presentation, and present at "Quilt Social". Social Studies: History of American quilting, family history, social invitations, quilt show and tell, and how quilts were used as codes in the Underground Railroad. Science: Recycling and the history and properties of denim. FACS/Life Skills: Sewing techniques, cooking, service learning, and designing their own quilt (including their life story in a quilt).