Quilted Conscience program allows immigrant students to tell their stories

Published: Sep. 27, 2018 at 7:20 PM CDT
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Grand Island Public Schools and the Stuhr Museum partnered up for a unique quilting show. The Quilted Conscience is a program where immigrant children are invited to the museum to learn to quilt and their own quilt patches are to represent their heritage.

“They are happy because I make something of Guatemala and they are excited because a lot of people look at this.” 5th grade student Katherin Xicara said.

Many of the students have not been in the united states for a long time. Some sew on memories and stories their parents told them of their home countries.

“We have a variety of memories,” New Comer Teacher Tracy Morrow said. “We have a student from Sudan who is sharing the story of the lost boys. His parent’s experienced their village being burned down and being destroyed and a baby being found so he has a picture about that.”

The quilt will be on display at the museum on Sunday for the public and families of the children to view.