Student quilt is displayed in Israel - Catholic Courier

Student quilt is displayed in Israel

Having learned to sew several years ago, Katherine Jones of Greece had mastered making purses and blankets.

That’s why she decided to make a quilt as part of a project on the Holocaust for theology teacher Patrick Connelly’s Sacred Scripture class at Aquinas Institute.

Now the quilt has become a world traveler. Jones, of the Class of 2009, said her quilt was sent for display to Israel’s Yad Layeled, the Children’s Museum of the Ghetto Fighters’ Museum of Western Galilee.

To make the quilt, Jones bought fabric that could be fed through her printer. She said she printed photographs of people affected by the Holocaust on the fabric and sewed it into the shape of a Star of David.

“A lot of them were children,” Jones said. “I wanted to show what they had to go through.”

The project was part of Holocaust education through the International Book-Sharing Project. Students in the project read a book on the Holocaust and then share their impressions of it with Israeli students who have read the same book.

Connelly noted three years ago, a drawing by Aquinas student Teja Mehendele was displayed in the museum for a year, he said.

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