• 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?

painting of mission with wagon in front

The Whitmans’ mission was important to early Oregon Trail travelers. Those who were sick, tired, or hungry or who needed a wagon fixed would make the side trip to the mission. Some would spend the winter with the Whitmans before continuing on to the Willamette Valley.