Kid quilters record Cadiz history
by Alan Reed
Aug 02, 2006 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Kellniqua Acree stops on a hot July morning to sketch the Blue Moon Antique Shop.  Her sketch included flags in front of the store, and two women in conversation.  “You have to draw the building before you put the people in,” she said.
Kellniqua Acree stops on a hot July morning to sketch the Blue Moon Antique Shop. Her sketch included flags in front of the store, and two women in conversation. “You have to draw the building before you put the people in,” she said.
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Quilter Ruth Metschuleit watches Jenora Adams, Instructor Judith Dierkes, Amber Hamilton and Jayvon Jones put the finishing touches on the “Cadiz: Now and Future” Quilt.  The quilt will be displayed in area governmental offices and businesses around the city.
Quilter Ruth Metschuleit watches Jenora Adams, Instructor Judith Dierkes, Amber Hamilton and Jayvon Jones put the finishing touches on the “Cadiz: Now and Future” Quilt. The quilt will be displayed in area governmental offices and businesses around the city.
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A group of Trigg County children gathered at the new Renaissance Convention Center last week to create a record of Cadiz history, and envision the future of the city in a quilt.

The quilting program was started by the Janice Mason Art Museum and funded by Arts Reach Kentucky grants, according to Judith Dierkes.

Dierkes, from Memphis, Tenn., said that she often makes art quilts and teaches quilting for kids. She led the class in their endeavors from July 25-27. The four-day program ran from 9:30 A.M. until 2:30 P.M.

“The first rule is do not throw any sketches away, even if you do not like them or use them. We do not know what we are going to do yet, and you may want to work with it later. These sketches are ideas,” she told the class.

On their first day, Dierkes led the class on a walking tour of downtown. “We’re recording ideas to make a quilt illustrating the city, and what the future might be like,” she said.

Quashawn Quarles, 9, planned to add one of his favorite events to the quilt. “I am thinking about doing the Ham Festival, with people riding the Ferris wheel, or have some cotton candy.”

Creativity ruled the sessions, along with the occasional water bottle fight. Matthew Estep, age 10, was sketching a Navy plane. “I want to fly planes like that, but not be in the Navy,” he said showing off his prop-driven dive-bomber. “I think I want to be a policeman.”

For the rest of this story, read this week's Cadiz Record.
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