Friday, April 19, 2013

Flannel Friday: The Quilt that Grandma Made

This is my second flannel board inspired by the letter Q. It's a poem entitled "The Quilt that Grandma Made" which is written by Bonnie Highsmith Taylor. I found it in the January 2011 issue of Highlights High Five magazine. (Out of respect for the copyright, only the first stanza appears below. The full poem can be heard in the audio version of the magazine, which can be accessed free online. Edited 2/27/18: The audio editions are no longer available, but the full text of the poem is available on the illustrator's website.)

To introduce the flannel board I might say something like...
"This is Grandma. She likes to make quilts. This is a poem about a quilt that she made."

Cuddly rabbits,

cuddly bears, 

Cuddly chicks

and ducks in pairs
In the quilt that Grandma made.

The second stanza adds the geese, sheep, and kittens, and the third stanza finishes with ponies, puppies, and "cuddly me." It looks like the photo above when it's complete!

I created the quilt myself in Microsoft Word, by creating a table, giving it a border, and filling in each square with a background color and clipart. The clipart I used is in the public domain. You can download a copy of the quilt here

This week's Flannel Friday host is Courtney at Miss Courtney Meets Bobo. Find out more about Flannel Friday on the official website.


  1. Hi Katie,

    Could you send me the words for this poem? I went online but the site was no longer active. Thanks so, much for the quilt printable!! Sweet. We are doing a grandparents storytime this week, so this is perfect :)

    1. Lois, if you send me an email address at I'm happy to send along the words. In the meantime, I did also find a working link to the audio version, which I will add to the post:

  2. Thank you Katie! I will just print out the words :)


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