#20 Earle's Star
#21 Starry Night
4 x 4 quilt blocks
For a week in September 2013, some 80 fourth and fifth grade students at O. P. Earle worked during their art class period to create two 4 x 4 foot quilt blocks.
The project was envisioned and carried out by Emily Berry, art teacher, and members of the Landrum Quilters. PTO volunteers also assisted.
The Mary F. Kessler Fund/Polk County Community Foundation provided the finances as part of its grant to the City of Landrum for development of the Foothills Quilt Trail.
Students working on the quilt blocks suggested names for their artwork based on the school’s 2013-14 school theme, “Reach For the Stars.”
The two top names were Earle’s Star, honoring the school’s namesake O. P. Earle, and Starry Night.
Both blocks were unveiled during a special ceremony held during American Education Week.
Students did all of the painting and stenciling for the blocks.
Hung November 2013
Funded by the Mary F. Kessler Fund/Polk County Community Foundation, Tryon, NC