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Alabama Students make heritage quilt

Phillips Academy students in Alabama make a heritage quilt for their school
Friday, February 27, 2009

News staff writer
When John Herbert Phillips Academy students tonight unveil the heritage quilt they made for Black History Month, their parents and friends will see more than a colorful patchwork made of scraps of cloth.

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.

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