The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

11 September 2003

One square at a time

Carolyne Duncan teaches literature at Haskell Middle School in Broken Arrow. Sometimes she teaches something more.

Last year, her seventh-graders read Paul Fleischman's Seedfolks and constructed two quilts, which ultimately wound up at Comfort Quilts. What is Comfort Quilts?

September 11, 2001 was a day of tragedy for all Americans, especially for the children who lost a parent in such a disaster. Comfort Quilts was created in order to help relieve some of the pain and assist in the healing process by providing handmade Comfort Quilts to those children who lost a parent that day. It gives them something they can hold on to, find peace with, and be comforted knowing we all care and are here to provide strength to help them through their loss and sorrows.

Cody Taylor, a student who participated in the project last year:

I think about those people who had something taken away from them and we were able to give them back something. I think that's pretty cool.

There's no feeling on earth quite like it.

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