EDISON—Building upon the Lower School’s theme of “Golden Ways to Go Green,” third graders at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison created colorful quilt squares that reflected the many ways we can protect, appreciate and respect the environment.
During class time, Susan Howard, Lower School art teacher, walked the students through the creative process as they crafted the squares. Her mother, Rita Burnstein of Dresher, Pa., a nationally-acclaimed quilt artist, put the quilt together by machine and then quilted the layers together by hand. The quilt was unveiled during a special presentation attended by parents, faculty and staff.
Students explained the designs they selected for their quilting squares, some of which featured butterflies (“because they make the world a prettier place”) and dolphins (“which encourage us not to pollute the oceans so they have a safe place to live”).
Howard said that next year she will be focusing her quilt lesson on different quilt patterns used around the world, underlining the school’s commitment to global interconnection.
PIECING IT TOGETHER…Ayush Menon of Edison tells his classmates and guests about his interpretation of the quilt’s theme, “Golden Ways to Go Green.” Ayush is the son of Dr. Pinali Javeri Menon and Ullaas Menon. Photo by Michelle Daino/Wardlaw-Hartridge
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