Story Magazine - Second Quarter, 2004

Quilt Projects Stitch Students Together

When one of the students in Associate Professor of New Testament Sarah Henrich's discipleship group announced she was having a baby, the other group members set about coming up with a one-of-a-kind gift. Since Henrich is a quilter, they decided that each student would make a block and Henrich would stitch it into a colorful baby quilt.

Henrich also used her quilting skills on a unique stole that was given to graduating master of divinity senior Paul Koch, who was Henrich's teaching assistant. Koch taught a Greek class during J-term that continued with Henrich during the spring. "The students had such a good experience with Paul and he has been such a great TA for me that it seemed like a good idea to do something a little special for him.

"Some years back a group of Greek students had made a stole for me in the same way: they collected squares done by individuals and one member of the class assembled them. It's one of my prized possessions. We figured Paul would prize this also, and went to work to create it. We choose green for the Pentecost season since it is so long and a change of stoles might be welcome."