Meggan Stordahl at the entrance of the exhibit
of students' quilts displayed at the National
Museum of Wildlife in Jackson, Wyoming.
In 1996, Meggan Stordahl, an art teacher at Jackson Hole High School in Jackson,
Wyoming launched Quilting Across the Curriculum, a district-wide project in
which quilting is integrated into K-12 classes. Ms. Stordahl and her students
in the Textile Arts class (along with a quilter and a parent volunteer) conducted
workshops to help district K-12 teachers to use quilts as a medium for exploring
and expressing ideas about a topic or theme in their curriculum. They also worked
with teachers to help insure that their students created high quality final
products. Twenty district teachers, representing a variety of subject areas
and grade levels, participated in Quilting Across the Curriculum. The final
quilts were displayed for a month at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in
Jackson Hole and have since traveled to several other locations in the state.