Creative quilters

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips“I said you mean my kids have been working for five months on this quilt and there’s nowhere to put it?” said Hill, who later decided to enter it in the state fair. “I had figured they could easily win the \ county Fair, but suddenly I had to try not to get my hopes or the kids’ hopes up.” Hill said the quilt was on display for three weeks during the August fair in Sacramento but that results were not sent out until recently. Principal Richard Brown said the project utilized skills learned in school and is a favorite of the children’s school year. The quilt was also submitted with a notebook that documented their work, Brown said. “The project was part of their arts and crafts projects, but it was also tied into math and history,” Brown said. “They had to calculate how much material they needed and do the research. They each had their own square to work on. Then they sewed it together.” The children were presented their awards Wednesday. Each received a ribbon as a teamwork recognition award. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA FE SPRINGS – Shocking even their teacher, a class of fourth-graders won first prize in the quilt-making category at the California State Fair in Sacramento this year. The 21-piece handmade quilt depicts the history of all of the missions in Southern California, using cut-out cloth and hand-drawn pictures. Tammy Hill, the class’s teacher, said out of the seven years she’s been doing quilt projects, this year was the first state-level competition her students had entered. Hill had planned on entering the quilt in the Los Angeles County Fair last year, as she did each year, but in March officials told her they did not have room for children’s work. last_img read more