Lake Elementary School student Reagan Cambre’s quilt helped her win third place at the 2014 National Junior Beta Convention held in Richmond, Virginia.
In May, the seventh-grader attended the 2014 State Junior Beta Convention with fellow classmates in Lafayette. Reagan won first place in the quilting contest.
She was awarded a scholarship by her school and was able to attend the Junior National Beta Convention where her entry finished in third place.
Reagan’s quilt was constructed of T-shirts worn by club members over the previous years, a news release said.
The theme of the conventions was “Making History with Beta.”
Reagan said it was easy to pick a project to fit the theme.
“I thought, we have all of these shirts and the theme is about history so why not make a quilt of our history with Beta,” she said.
Growing up in a family of quilters and in a quilt store also helped, Reagan said. Reagan’s grandmother, Daisy Comeaux, a local quilt store owner, was excited when Reagan came to her with the idea to make a quilt.
“She even donated all the fabric just so I could compete,” Reagan said. Reagan called her experience at the national convention a “once in a lifetime opportunity.”