Well done to everyone involved from The Noah Webster Micro Society Magnet School and the Fred D. Wish School in Hartford Connecticut for their participation in The Schools International Peace Quilt project.
The Noah Webster Micro Society Magnet School Quilt above, with Ed Johnetta Miller, the schools Principal, textile students (Grades 2 to 6), a mom who comes and volunteers sitting on the floor.
Panels of The Noah Webster Quilt below
Fred D. Wish School Quilt above and students from the Sankofa After School Program. All students have done the quilting under the supervision of Ed Johnetta Miller.
Their participation is all the more meaningful as Ed Johnetta Miller contacted us in early November 2012 wishing to be a part of this message. Shortly after in early December a Connecticut Elementary school lived through unexplainable events where precious lives were lost.
After these events, these particular schools lived through difficult times , before the children began work in the early part of the year on two peace quilts, one to represent each school.Great work by everyone involved.
American Flag Meaning:
The 13 stripes represent the 13 original colonies of the US: Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Virginia. The 50 stars represent the individual states that make up the nation. Popular history states the red of the flag represents valor, white stands for liberty or purity and blue represents justice, loyalty and perseverance. These meanings are unofficial though.