On June 8, teacher Denise Nolan's fourth-grade class from Palmer Elementary School visited the Golisano Children's Hospital to deliver 27 quilts they created for pediatric patients.
The project is an annual one for Nolan. Throughout the school year, she challenges her students to read a minimum of 12 books to earn enough squares to make an infant-sized quilt in May. Nolan said the project motivates her students to read and expand their literacy skills while they are performing community service.
At the end of May, Nolan transformed the school gym into a sewing shop, where the students designed patterns with colorful quilt squares and volunteers stitched the squares together.
Volunteer Susan Monroe helps Zach Jones figure out a pattern of squares for his quilt.