Chelsea Gerhard, of Matthews NC, created an Authors' Quilt for her Girl Scout Gold Award project. Her presentation, titled "Write Me a Quilt," tells about the authors who contributed squares to her quilt as well as advice on contacting favorite authors.
Determined and persistent, Chelsea heard back from Laura Numeroff, Lemony Snickett, Beverly Cleary, Clive Barker and first lady Laura Bush. Chelsea says, "I've already received my Gold Award, but I want to take this quilt as far as I can. I hope to be a librarian, and I plan to continue doing programs with the quilt," Chelsea said. Story from the Charlotte Observer .