My 2nd granddaughter is in the 7th grade this year. Her math teacher, Mr Benton, just adopted a baby from Ethiopia. While flying to his parents for Thanksgiving he had a heart attack and died on the plane. He was only 34.
My granddaughter called me and said we needed to make a quilt for his family. I cut out some 5.5 inch squares, drew the 1/4 inch seam on them and she took them to school, with fabric pens, so everyone could sign them.
Good thing some got lost as this is one huge quilt.
I am very proud of my grandgirl for thinking of honoring her teacher with a quilt. This grandgirl has enter quilts in her county fair and won best of show for the 18 and under group. She has gone with me to Ronald's House when I dropped off quilts.
The pattern we picked to use is "Puzzle Box" by Tracey Brookshier. We picked it because there weren't any seams that had to match up.
We took the quilt and throw to the school to have it on display so everyone could see. Our hope is that this quilt shows how loved Mr Benton was by his students and his colleagues.