This resource is a 2 task lesson to go with the novel, "The Coffin Quilt" by Ann Rinaldi. The first task asks students to research coffin quilts and the role they played in Appalachia before organized cemeteries. Students will spend a day researching information based upon a prompt with multiple steps and then write a 1 page essay for an audience unfamiliar with the topic. Task 2 asks students to research quilt square patterns and create a coffin quilt in the Google App Sketch (this could be modified to be hand drawn). Students will create this quilt in accordance with textual evidence in the novel.