• bible sitting next to a teapot

    Whitman Mission

    National Historic Site Washington

Design Your Own Quilt Block

3 by 3 grid for use in designing a quilt block


  • Make different patterns by dividing the squares into triangles.
  • Make different patterns by drawing an X through each square or through some of the squares.
  • Color each patch a different color.
  • Use two colors and make a checkerboard pattern.
  • If you have a patchwork quilt at home, draw that pattern.
  • Make up your very own pattern and color it in your favorite colors.

From Whitman Mission Teacher's Guide, 2004

Did You Know?

picture of sawmill sign

The mission at Waiilatpu had a sawmill supplying it with needed cut lumber. It was located in the Mill Creek drainage. Lumber was needed for the split rail fences and finishing the houses built at the mission.