DRE teacher crafts quilt to raise cancer awareness

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By Camille McClanahan

 Pam Hutchinson, fifth grade teacher at Dry Ridge Elementary School, had a thought that just wouldn’t die, so instead of ignoring it, she set into action.

“I had an all consuming idea after purchasing a quilting book called, “Quilt Pink,” that I could buy coordinating fabrics and ask friends, family and coworkers to help create quilt blocks,” said Hutchinson. “Each person was asked to complete an 8 inch quilt block and information sheet telling the name of the block, who the block was honoring for currently fighting cancer, or in memory of someone who had lost their battle with cancer.”

Hutchinson said that cancer is such an ugly disease, that she wanted to create something beautiful to counter it.

She distributed the fabric to folks of all different levels of sewing skills. She completed quilt squares of her own, and then constructed the quilt top with the everyone’s squares.

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