Honoring Dr. Seuss keeps group in stitches

Friday, March 17, 2017
Eakin second graders gather before selecting their bookmarks.
T-G Photo by Libby Covington

March 2 marked the birthday of beloved children's author Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. It is also the date that determines the annual Read Across America week in schools.

On what would have been Dr. Seuss' 112th birthday, members of the Shelbyville Satellite Group embroidery club met with second graders at Eakin Elementary School to distribute bookmarks stitched by members of the group. Approximately 120 students from six classes were able to pick out the bookmark they wanted. Their teachers were included in the fun. This year, there were enough bookmarks that every teacher and the principal received one.

Reaching out

Students choose their bookmarks.
T-G Photo by Libby Covington

Stitching bookmarks is an outreach project for the Shelbyville group, part of Nashville's Cheekwood Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America. This is the sixth year that members have created bookmarks for students and the fourth year that an entire second grade of one elementary school has received the results of their efforts.

The group, which focuses on needlework using a needle with an eye, meets at First Christian Church on Madison Street at 9 a.m. on the third Saturday of the month. Visitors are welcome.

A selection of bookmarks created for Eakin students
T-G Photo by Libby Covington
Many bookmarks promote the “Eakin Einsteins.”
T-G Photo by Libby Covington

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