I've done this bulletin board every year, and the kids (and adults) love it! I send out a letter to the parents asking for random items, and this is what I got this year:) The item to search for changes every day.
This would be fabulous to translate into a quilt idea as well. Little dude would love it. Velvet, satin, minkee, suede, flannel, linen, denim, jersey, terry, corduroy.. etc etc. :) (I think here's it's actually a wall panel.)
Timelines are a wonderful way to display information so people can better understand a chain of events in sequence. I thought this timeline of William Shakespeare was interesting because it showed the progression of his life and his work within the same information graphic. http://timelines.com/