Quilting Across the Curriculum/Jackson Hole High School
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Images of Students or their Work (typical).
Meggan Stordahl at the entrance of the exhibit
of students' quilts displayed at the National
Museum of Wildlife in Jackson, Wyoming.
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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.

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