Creating a class quilt is one of the big traditions of students’ eighth grade year. Each student makes a square, which is stitched into the larger quilt, symbolizing the way a group of individuals comes together to form a community. These quilts have been proudly displayed in our hallways, but a lack of wall space meant that only a few could be displayed at a time. Quilts were also being damaged from the normal wear and tear of hallway traffic.
Art teacher David Miller and former business manager Cindy Stadulis came up with a creative solution to these problems: Mr. Miller took high resolution photos of the quilts already hanging in the hallways and made digital repairs to those that had been damaged. The images were then printed onto panels and hung in the middle school hallway. Mr. Miller will photograph more quilts each summer, allowing us to display many more that would have been possible before.
Quilts for the last four years will continue to be displayed. The most recent quilt will hang in the middle school hallway during students’ freshman year, and sophomore and junior quilts will be hung in the Upper School. The senior quilt will hang in the Senior Lounge.
We’d like to thank David Miller, Cindy Stadulis, Sarah Shartzer, and Steven Meeron for their help in making this project happen.
Kentucky Country Day School is a private JK–12, coeducational school located on a spacious 85-acre campus in Louisville, KY. KCD combines a rigorous academic program with a wide variety of athletic and extracurricular programs. Our outstanding faculty creates an intimate learning environment that is both challenging and supportive.