July 10, 2014

Kindergarten Quilt Donated to Topanga Library

 

PHOTO BY ANNEMARIE DONKIN, MESSENGER, 2012

Kindergarten Quilt  Donated to Topanga Library

Martin and Sue Schmitt, with their daughters Jensen, 12, and India, 9, donated a Topanga-scene quilt made by Amy Weisberg's Kindergarten class to the Topanga Library to hang in the small conference room. Joining them (to the right) for the official dedication on Aug. 22 are Chase McMunn, Community Library Manager, Weisberg and County Librarian Margaret Donnellan Todd.

An amazing Topanga-scene quilt made by Amy Weisberg’s transitional Kindergarten class in 2007 was unveiled in a dedication ceremony at the Topanga Library on Aug. 22.

Martin and Sue Schmitt donated the charming art piece that they had acquired at a Topanga Elementary Charter school fundraiser.

“We acquired it at the school silent auction some years back,” Sue Schmitt said. “It was quite a bidding war; when the library opened, we knew it should be there for the community to enjoy.”

Nicole Veerman, an artist and parent from the Kindergarten class, designed the quilt.

The 4- and 5-year-old students provided the materials when they brought in pieces from their favorite clothes and blankets.

For the library, the quilt was framed and installed inside the small group conference room and fits in beautifully with the prevailing art motif of the other artists’ works.

Chase McMunn, Community Library Manager, Topanga, accepted the donation along with County Librarian Margaret Donnellan Todd.

“You are brightening the library with your generosity,” McMunn told the Schmitts, who were there with their two daughters, Jensen, 12 and India, 9.

“It’s amazing what kids can do,” Amy Weisberg said proudly. “I’m glad a lot of people will enjoy it.”