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Alabama Students make heritage quilt
Phillips Academy students in Alabama make a heritage quilt for their school
Threads that tie families together and bind the fabric seamlessly blend to tell the students' own stories of who they are, where they came from and where they want to go, said Nisha Price, the Phillips sixth-grade social studies teacher who conceived the idea of a school quilt and enlisted quilter Edna Turner to lead a dozen sixth- and seventh-graders through the process.
"We wanted the kids to have a connection between what they read (in class) and their own lives," Price said. "They could chronicle their history and leave a legacy at the school.