Students in Marshalltown High School’s Fashion Design and Merchandising class are putting the skills they’ve learned to use by helping others in their community.
The students recently designed and sewed a number of quilts for patients at Iowa River Hospice. The quilts were created with leftover fabric from other projects, with added zippers, buttons and ribbons for tactile stimulation.
“The quilts are a way for students to give back to the community and to learn how to use their sewing skills to help others,” said Dee Burt, who teaches the class.
The students have worked on other service learning projects, including sewing dresses for little girls in Africa.