Walhalla High School Joins the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail in Upstate SC

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A Bridge to a New Beginning was created by Walhalla High School students to represent their new High School.  This was an interdisciplinary effort from several classes in the spring of 2014, Mrs. Cathy Plowden’s Geometry classes, Mrs. Suzanne Glenn’s art classes and Mrs. Harriett Templin’s Family and Consumer Sciences classes. Both the fabric wall hanging and painted quilt panel are displayed on the interior of the school. The school is happy for them to be viewed by the public, check in at reception desk for directions.

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Mrs. Plowden told us, “The process for creating the design involved all 71 of my geometry students. They each created their own design and these designs were displayed in the hallway for the remainder of the year. Mrs. Glenn’s Advanced Placement art students chose the design they liked the best. They actually chose two that were combined for the final design. Along with their design, my students submitted an explanation of the geometry required in developing the design and how this design represented Walhalla High School. Once the design was chosen, the material selected was chosen by Mrs. Glenn and Mrs. Templin. Then, Mrs. Templin’s classes sewed the cloth quilt while Mrs. Glenn’s classes painted the design”.

The design is a series of overlapping beveled kite shapes formed into a star with the school seal in the center. The design includes the school colors and earth tones representing the surrounding mountains of the Upstate.

For more information and pictures, click on (www.uhqt.org).

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