Lafourche Parish School Board member Valerie Bourgeois (District 7) recently visited Raceland Upper Elementary School with her quilting group to teach students the art and history of quilting for the school’s annual Cajun Day celebration.
“A lot of our kids are losing that Cajun heritage, so we like to just make it fresh for them,” Bourgeois said.
This is a yearly occurrence for the group consisting of Bourgeois and her mother, sisters, aunts and extended family. Bourgeois said they enjoy teaching quilting and love supporting the schools.
“We also always add a little math lesson. The math teachers at the school are always really excited about that part,” Bourgeois laughed.
The students are intrigued by the process and ask many questions, Bourgeois also noted.
“The kids really enjoy it. It’s a great day,” the former Raceland Lower Elementary School principal said. “And it’s nice to show them what quilting is all about. It’s a lost art, really.”