Snowy Range Academy Students Doing A+++ Work


After seeing a flyer in a Michigan fabric store, Catherine Symchych messages me to say that she wants to work with her students to make a quilt for The 70273 Project. “Seventh graders study the Holocaust,” she tells me, “and they’re the ones I’m thinking about.” We work out a plan, she gets permission from her principal, and they begin.


One group to students asked Catherine to read to them while they sew.  She selects A Lucky Child, by Thomas Buergenthal who survived Auschwitz as a child. “They know we’re commemorating a different atrocity, but it brings home the impact of the project even more,” Catherine writes.


In their enthusiastic dedication, the students have decided that 80 blocks – enough to make a 60″x60″ quilt – simply isn’t enough, so they’ve now set their sites on a twin size quilt.

Please join me in giving a hearty Honor Roll-worthy round of applause and appreciation to the middle school students and their teacher, Catherine Symchych at Snowy Range Academy in Laramie, Wyoming who are hard at work! We look forward to more photos, y’all, and we thank you for helping us commemorate these people who might otherwise be forgotten. It’s good work you’re doing there. Real good work.


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Shop with Amazon Smile and support The 70273 Project.

Subscribe to the blog (where all information is shared).

Join the English-speaking Facebook group – our e-campfire – where you can talk to other members of The 70273 Project Tribe.

Join the French-speaking Facebook group – our other e-campfire – where you can chat with other members of The 70273 Project Tribe.

Like the Facebook page where you can check in for frequent updates.

Get folks to help celebrate your birthday by making blocks and/or donating bucks.

Follow the pinterest board for visual information.

Post using #the70273project on Instagram. (Please tag me, too, @whollyjeanne, so I don’t miss anything.)

Tell your friends what you want for your birthday.

And if you haven’t yet made some blocks, perhaps you’d like to put some cloth in your hands and join us.

Or maybe you’d like to gather friends and family, colleagues or students, club or guild members, etc. together and make a group quilt.

1 Comment

  1. Nancy Carroll

    to Catherine Symchych and her Grade 7 students at Snowy Range Academy in Laramie, Wyoming — each and every one of you is amazing! Your efforts will not only help the 70273 Project its goal, but you will be bound together knowing you are doing a true community service — above all, you will lead your generation in the knowledge that the events you are commemorating and others like them must never be repeated — the story of your quilt will hopefully inspire other students to follow in your footsteps… Well done!

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