Eighth grade students in Deanna Thierolf’s Novel Study class have spent the past several weeks creating a quilt that will be raffled to raise money for Marion County Emergency Resource Center and Food Bank.
Each student made a square reflecting various extracurricular activities offered in junior high. For example, Alfwenna Meyer created a cross-country square, Chloe Burkholder created a Lady Cats square, and Skylar Creed created a choir square.
The quilt also contains pictures of the sixth, seventh, and eighth grade classes and the letters MMS.
Thierolf’s mother, Marilyn Koehler, pieced the quilt together and students Cheyanne Lewis, Shelby Cairnes, Jaimee Wickman, and Kaylee Rudolph tied it.
“Did you guys like doing it?” Thieroff asked the students.
“Yeah!” they answered in one voice.
The work was so delicate that paper clips were used to apply puffy paint to the designs.
Tickets, at $1 each, will be raffled at Thursday’s junior high basketball games and a winner will be drawn. People also may call in for tickets at (620) 382-6070. It is not necessary to be present to win.