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Students’ work sewn good

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July 18, 2017

Shepparton High School students with their quilts. They are (front, from left) Caitlin Heard, Rabia Eris, Estela Seit and Lily Russell with (back) Mary Coram Unit's Patricia Colier and Melissa Terry.

Shepparton High School Year 7 students saw their classroom work go to a good cause before the holiday break when they presented quilts to nurse unit manager Patricia Collier and patients of the Mary Coram Rehabilitation Unit at GV Health.

The 42 students from two classrooms created and decorated a patch each for the quilts which then were sewn together for an end-of-semester project.

‘‘I think it’s the first time a textile class has done something like this and it shows students the items they are making can be useful not just in the classroom but in the real world,’’ teacher Melissa Terry said.

‘‘The students didn’t have a lot of time and finished the nice and warm quilts in the space of two weeks.’’

The project saw the students choose the colour of the fabric and a design to be ironed on before it was all sewn together.

Ms Terry said she intended to do a similar project with a new group of Year7 students this semester.

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