William Penn Elementary School students have recorded important early dates in American history from 1603 to 1803 by sewing them into a quilt map of the Eastern United States.

Fifth-graders in classes taught by teachers Lisa Quist, Ann Timothy and Tamara Glissmeyer at the Holladay school each participated in some way to prepare the quilt. Some students gathered pertinent historical facts; others did the actual sewing.The quilt was submitted as an entry in the National Historical Pictorial Map Contest sponsored by the Commission on the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution. Judging takes place in each congressional district and on a state and national level.

The Penn quilt has won first place in its congressional district and is competing now for state level honors.