Secondary School Students Sew Quilts for Charity


We’ve found a lovely sewing story. Secondary School students at Fort Scott High School, used time in and advanced textiles class to sew 10 quilts for Ronald McDonald House.


Ronald McDonald House Charities is an independent non-profit organisation whose mission is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children worldwide. There are currently 305 Ronald McDonald houses in 52 countries and regions.


sewing quilts for charity

Throughout the school year, students in Nancy Swanwick’s [teacher] advanced textiles class worked on a project in which they used their sewing skills to make the quilts that were donated to the Ronald McDonald House in Joplin, Mo.


We think this is such a great use of class time, not only do the kids in the sewing class learn valuable sewing skills through the project, but a worthy charity benefits from the work carried out in class.


If your school is doing anything like this, please let us know, we’d love to feature it on our blog.


The full story can be read here