Price Middle School Wildcats Learn to Quilt

Ms. Janice Johnson, Art Teacher at Price Middle School, provided an opportunity for students to work with visiting quilt artist, Mrs. Dawn Williams Boyd on March 17th and 18th.  Mrs. Boyd taught a group of fifteen girls the concept of designing individual quilt blocks, how to put the blocks together to make a quilt and how to quilt the blocks together.

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The first quilt was believed to have been placed on a carved ivory figure of a pharaoh from the First Egyptian Dynasty in 3400 BC.

The first quilt ever created was believed to have been placed on a carved ivory figure of a pharaoh from the First Egyptian Dynasty in 3400 BC.  Over time, the necessity of quilt making has taken many shapes and various techniques have been developed.  Since 1980 a renewed interest in quilting has emerged with many artists creating quilts and putting them on display in museums and galleries.

 

Mrs. Williams Boyd grew up in suburban Atlanta where her mother was an APS Social Studies teacher.   Mrs. Williams Boyd has exhibited her work in various exhibits and galleries and enjoys working with young people to further the art of quilting.

Through the combined efforts of Mrs. Williams Boyd and Ms. J. Johnson the Price students were able to create a paper quilt made of twenty eight block designs.  The students worked together to layout the pattern and “sewed” it together as well as added a border.

On Wednesday, March 25th the unveiling of the quilt took place and it remains on display in the Price Middle School main lobby.

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Story by Tammy Rosado, Media Specialist, Price Middle School

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