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Third-Graders Donate One-of-a-kind Art Quilt to GRH Family Birthing Center

Hospital news | Wednesday, June 15, 2011
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Contact: Mardi Ford

From Left: Savannah Posey, Abby Green, Lara Insko, Jacob Adams, Rylie Overton, Scott Branen, Sophie Howard, all students from Kristy Boyd’s 3rd grade class at Central Elementary donated a handcrafted quilt and book set they designed for a school project to the Grande Ronde Hospital Family Birthing Center.

Farmer Brown’s cows found an old typewriter in the barn. They left a note at the barn door that said it was cold at night and the cows wanted electric blankets. Farmer Brown said, “No way!”

The next day Farmer Brown found a note on the barn door that said, “Sorry. We’re closed. No milk today.”

And so begins the retelling of the struggles between Farmer Brown and his farm animals in the book “Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type” by authors Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin as shared by students at Central Elementary. Kristy Boyd’s 3rd-grade class retells the story through a handcrafted quilt and book students designed themselves and made with the help of Mrs. Boyd, parents and grandparents.

The colorful quilt – comprised of panes depicting the students’ original artwork illustrating “Click Clack Moo” – was donated to Grande Ronde Hospital’s Family Birthing Center. The children made the donation on June 07. The quilt will be on display in the FBC over the summer. Every woman who gives birth in our Center will have their name added to a drawing. One lucky baby's mother will be chosen at random on (what else?) Labor Day.