Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Quilting for Kids

 My friend Matt is an elementary school teacher here in New York City, and asked for some help on a special project.  He's been heavily involved in AIDS fundraising and awareness for years, and has been teaching his students about it too.  This year, each child crafted their own quilt square to make a class AIDS quilt similar to the famous one that has toured the country. 
I was lucky enough to lend a hand by assembling the pieces together - and look what a beautiful quilt they've made!  Matt tells me that he'll have future classes make their own squares so we'll add to it year by year.  I can't wait to watch it grow! 

And here is Mr. Matt.  Such a guy! 


I got such a sweet note from Matt (and his co-teacher Claudia's) class:

March 6, 2012

Dear Emma,

Thank you for sewing together our CPE II AIDS Quilt. We bet no one else would have done it for free. We would not have wanted anyone else to have sewn our Quilt. It looks amazing! We can tell that you put a lot of hard work into it. We love how you made the stitches so neat. We appreciate how much time you put into it. If you hadn’t done it for us, our Quilt wouldn’t be complete. It looks so nice with all the different classes panels put together. You are the greatest sewer! Nice work!

Peace and love,

Matt & Claudia’s Class:
Deatema, Ines, Jaylin, Elizabeth, Klarise, Taryn, Hannah, Gabriela, Kareem, Xavier, August, Mark, Chris, Zakeriya, Christopher, Kumar,Christian,Jaden,Taylor,Naomi,Mia,Julia,Eleanor, Dante, Nina, Jeremiah, Chaya, Charles, Savion

PS - When can we meet you?

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