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9th Grade Center students create quilts for Haiti relief

Students at the Sheyenne 9th Grade Center proudly display the quilts they helped create for the Haiti relief effort.

More than 100 students in Amanda Henry's, Jana Oistad's, and Amber Rudolph's classes at the Sheyenne 9th Grade Center wanted to be a part of the relief effort for Haiti. As countless Haitian children have nowhere to sleep or nothing to sleep on, the students decided to pull together for a quilt-making project.

Utilizing donated fabric, the students were able to each design and contribute 10" x 10" quilt squares, that were used to make and complete four quilts which were donated to Project Linus.

Project Linus is a non-profit organization with chapters located throughout the U.S., whose mission is to "provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need." This is accomplished through blankets that are made and donated by "blanketeers."

The Maine Chapter set up a challenge on Jan. 23, to realize 10,000 blankets donated to Project Linus by March 1, that will be sent to the Haitian children in need. 

Instructor Amanda Henry said the students at the Sheyenne 9th Grade Center "are very proud of their contribution and are very excited to help the earthquake victims of Haiti."