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O. P. Earle students leave mark on Foothills Quilt Trail

Maggie Regan, BJ Precourt and Dajah Mullins work to complete their blocks for the Foothills Quilt Trail. (photos submitted by Dawn Mason)

Maggie Regan, BJ Precourt and Dajah Mullins work to complete their blocks for the Foothills Quilt Trail. (photos submitted by Dawn Mason)

Last week, a group of fourth graders, all fifth grade students and Ms. Berry, the art teacher at O.P. Earle Elementary School, hosted the Landrum Quilters. They worked together in painting two large quilt blocks.

Zoe McDowell and an area quilter work on one of two squares to be displayed on campus.

Zoe McDowell and an area quilter work on one of two squares to be displayed on campus.

The opportunity for students to participate in the Foothills Quilt Trail was brought to O. P. Earle by Ellen Henderson, a member of the Landrum Quilters.

The two quilt blocks will be attached to the school building later this fall as part of the Foothills Quilt Trail.

The development of the Foothills Quilt Trail was made possible by a grant to the City of Landrum from the Mary F. Kessler Fund through Polk County Community Foundation.

This special project would not have been possible without the Landrum Quilters, the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail, O. P. Earle’s Faculty and Staff and the PTO volunteers.

Congratulations to the students who did an excellent job painting the quilt blocks and their enthusiasm in being a part of the Foothills Quilt Trail. For more information visit www.FoothillsQuiltTrail.com.

– article submitted by Dawn Mason