By Kelly Downing
For the PCN 

Saco Junior High Hosted Local Quilting Club


September 22, 2021

Back Left to Right: Carol Pippin, Marilyn Breipohl, Ireland Mears, Beverly Pippin, Donna Korman, Sue Marshall, Claire Bergtoll, Kay Fjeld, Rhonda Dull, and Nelly Plouffe. Middle Row Left to Right: Emerson Downing, Keevan Malmend, Abbi Killman, Nick Barnard, and Kelly Downing. Front Row Left to Right: Jake Brown and Laytin Erickson. Courtesy Photo.

As part of a novel study on Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson, the Saco seventh and eighth graders got the opportunity to learn how to sew on Thursday, September 9.

The novel, set in Vida, Montana, during World War I, depicts the struggles of sixteen-year-old Hattie as she tries to prove up on her claim. One such struggle is learning how to quilt. The local quilting club-who also read the novel-enhanced the students' experience by providing them with an authentic, hands-on connection to the novel. After setting up pinning, sewing, and ironing stations throughout the English room, the quilter...

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