By Dixon Land
The FCCLA organization at Nashville High School is converting T-shirts into quilts.
“It’s the perfect way to keep some of those old T-shirts that you have that you still love but may not be able to wear anymore,” said Julie Wakley, FCCLA sponsor at Nashville High School.
The quilts are being sold as a fundraiser for the FCCLA trip to the national leadership meeting in Washington. Kennedy Blue, a member of the Nashville FCCLA, was just elected as a state FCCLA officer and will be on the national nominating committee for national FCCLA offices. Along with nominating officers, Blue will also participate in an advocating session on Capitol Hill for career and technical education.
Wakley encouraged anyone in the community to participate and said that they would get the orders done quickly and effectively.
Prices for the quilts range from a nine square quilt that will cost $125 to a 24 square quilt that will cost $205. Other options for quilt sizes include a picnic quilt (12 square), a throw (16 squares) or a couch quilt (20 squares).
“It makes a great graduation gift for someone who maybe has a lot of sports or camp T-shirts,” Wakley said.
The quilt making fundraiser will run through June 13. To learn more about the quilts, FCCLA or to purchase a quilt, contact Wakley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 870-223-3187.