Faith Ringgold talks about "Creating Tar Beach" (her famous, magical, quilt with a painted center depicting a family picnicing at night on a NYC rooftop, the kids lying on a pallet of quilts looking up at the stars.)
Quilt by artist Faith Ringgold - "Picnic on the Grass... Alone", 1997, acrylic on canvas, painted and pieced border, 79" x 77.25" ... I bought a calendar with 12 images of her quilts - I love her work; this is one of my favorites.
1st grade Tar Beach city quilt. Create city collage, glue down border, then cut out a picture of the student flying over the city. Create a writing prompt to go with it " If I can fly anywhere, I'd fly to.......because........"