Note cards feature 50th anniversary quilt

August 21, 2008

As part of the campus' 50th anniversary, Penn State Berks is selling note cards, which feature an image of the campus' 50th anniversary quilt. These 4¼-by-5½-inch cards portray the 50th anniversary quilt on the front, a brief description on the back and are blank inside. The cost is $12 for a pack of 10 cards with envelopes. This price includes a $10 donation to the Penn State Berks 50th Anniversary Scholarship Fund for students.

The entire campus community was invited to participate in the 50th anniversary commemorative quilt project and the response was overwhelming. Members from all segments of the community -- students, faculty, staff, alumni, advisory board members and friends of the campus -- joined together to plan, design and construct a commemorative quilt with 50 blocks surrounding the Penn State Berks logo, each depicting a different facet of the campus.

This artwork now hangs at its permanent location on the staircase of the main lobby of the Perkins Student Center. The quilt, which is accompanied by a brochure that explains the significance of each symbol represented within the 50 blocks, connects Penn State Berks with its past, tells about the present and propels the campus towards the future.

Quilt note cards can be ordered by contacting Connie Dunston at (610) 396-6011 or


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