Character Education Quilts

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Quilts shown here were created by South Hamilton Elementary School students.  They are completed and are ready for the silent auction on May 22 during the Willis Welp Relays.  Bidding will start during the 5th and 6th races at 10 AM.  There will be a break for lunch, and then bidding will resume during the K-4 relays at 12:30 PM.  Bidding will stop at 2:30.

Blocks by South Hamilton's 2002-2003 PS/ELC/Kindergarten
Pillar of Responsibility
Pieced by Terri Georgesen
Quilted by Trinity Lutheran Church Service Project
The proceeds of this quilt go to South Hamilton's nurse for tympanic thermometer & extra supplies


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Two members of the Character Education Committee, Joyce Matters and Vicki Olthoff, will be stationed near the concession stand at during the relays to take bids.

Blocks by South Hamilton's 2002-2003 First Grade
Pillar of Caring
Pieced by Terri Georgesen
Quilted by Vicki Olthoff
The proceeds of this quilt go to Juvenile Diabetes


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Anyone unable to attend the relays may call between 1:00 and 2:30 PM to place a bid (515-708-5511).  The winners of the quilts will be announced shortly after 2:30 on the relays loudspeaker.  Checks should be made out to the organization designated by the classes and must be turned in to Vicki Olthoff before the quilt can be released.

Blocks by South Hamiltonís 2002-2003 Second Grade
Pillar of Fairness
Pieced & quilted by Abby Coster
The proceeds of this quilt go to the American Red Cross


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The quilts are on display in the elementary library glass cases in the grade 1-4 hallway.  They may be viewed during school hours or on the day of bidding.  Photos of the quilts are also available for viewing at Prairie Rose Quilt Shop.

Blocks by South Hamiltonís 2002-2003 Third Grade
Pillar of Trustworthiness
Pieced and quilted by Cathy Jacobs
The proceeds of this quilt go to South Hamilton's Elementary Library


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Click on the photos for a closeup look of one block from each quilt.

Blocks by South Hamiltonís 2002-2003 Fourth Grade
Pillar of Respect
Pieced by Terri Georgesen
Quilt tied by Dorothy Guhl
The proceeds to South Hamilton's Elementary Library


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Blocks by South Hamiltonís 2002-2003 Fifth Grade
Pillar of Citizenship
Pieced & quilted by Terri Georgesen
The proceeds of this quilt go to the Peacekeeping Troops in Iraq
(donation through Sandy Teig)


In addition to the students, the following people took part in the production of the quilts:

Meridith Spykerman - designer and art teacher working with the students

Terri Georgesen, Abby Coster, Cathy Jacobs, Vicki Olthoff, Dorothy Guhl, Sonia Heins, Patrice Teigland, and the Trinity Lutheran Church Service Project - sewing and quilting

Gary Nelson, instructor, and Val Krumm, student - laser-printed quilt labels

Thanks to the Prairie Rose Quilt Shop for generous prices on the fabrics and batting.