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A Stitch In Time Meet Addison County Quilters
By Cookie Steponaitis
Quilting is indeed a blast from the past. It is a creative process that for many different reasons has been a part of cultures spanning the globe. Quilts have been made to provide warmth, for their beauty and skill, linking generations and exploring color, texture and patterns as an art form. Still others have used them as gifts. No matter the reason, the process of quilting can be traced back to ancient Asia and Africa where three different layers of fabric were joined together to become a quilt. With a top, batting and backing, quilts are the underpinning for garments and beds spanning almost four thousand years across cultures.

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Teaching Life Lessons Inside And Outside The Classroom
By Cookie Steponaitis
Larry Sabourin graduated from Vergennes Union High School in the 1990’s with a mission. He wanted to be a teacher and knew he had the makings to be an outstanding one. Sabourin felt he had experienced outstanding teachers and what made the connections real for him was they existed inside and outside the classroom. Teaching history at a school in Virginia with over 2,000 students, initially Sabourin felt it would be impossible to get to know the school community.  [ more ]


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