Fourth-grade quilt squares at ag center

Published 4:54 pm Wednesday, March 6, 2013


Cast your vote until March 22

The halls of the Mill Spring Ag Center are full of bright colors and heritage right now. Fourth grade students from Ms. Barber’s Sunny View Elementary art class, Ms. Penrod’s Polk Central Elementary art class, and Ms. Grochowski’s and Ms. McRostie’s Saluda Elementary social studies and visual arts classes participated in the Mill Spring Ag Center’s Barn Quilt Poster Contest last month.

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The contest serves to teach fourth-grade students about art, agriculture and heritage through barn quilts. Traditionally, barn quilts are quilt square patterns painted onto boards and then mounted onto the side of a barn or building. The Mill Spring Ag Center is collaborating with the City of Landrum to extend the Foothills Quilt Trail into Polk County. One winning quilt square from each school will be voted on. The winning squares will be combined to create one large barn quilt to be used as the ag center’s quilt square that will be made and mounted onto the building this summer.

You can help the Mill Spring Ag Center choose the winning quilt squares.

The artwork is currently hanging on the first floor hall of the ag center. Stop by anytime Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. or Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. to vote on your favorite square from each school. The squares will be on display until March 22. The Mill Spring Ag Center is located at 156 School Road in Mill Spring.

– article submitted by Laura Brookshire