We are so pleased to have this new three-piece quilt gracing the walls of the Garaventa Center, commemorating 50 years of educating women in the Catholic tradition.
Local textile artist Julie McLeod, in collaboration with the Visual Arts department, created this beautiful piece. Last January, Julia came to the school as a visiting artist. She taught the students about the art of quilting, which is a traditional storytelling medium, historically used by women.
Students created pieces of the quilt that would each represent one specific year in the history of the school. Many of these pieces were selected to be a part of the final project. The result is an endearing reflection of our mission and history. The color palette is inspired in the tiles of the cathedral of Le Puy, France where the Sisters of Saint Joseph originated.
The piece has been praised by many members of our community. Ms. Katie Almonte expressed her thoughts, saying, "I am struck by the strength of all the women shown in the piece. The pictures are representative of our strongest leaders, independent thinkers and greatest talents."