Today's Quilt Historians
Women at Work
Kids can make quilts! I have been sewing, crafting, and quilting for 30 years
and 3 years ago I decided to teach kids to sew. I love to sew and I love working
with children so I decided to put the two together and
open up my own sewing school. With in 2 years I was up to 85 students.
In my school I decided to add a simple quilt of squares sewn together and
quilted by yarn knots to my list of projects. The kids were hesitant at first to
attempt such a big project, but the students have blossomed with their quilt
interest. They now make patch work and appliqué quilts also. They proudly
present their quilts in shows and competitions. Sewing and quilting helps one
gain confidence in oneself as well as learn the value of completing a project.
Let's join together to help preserve the skill of sewing and quilting in our
Maddie did an American History project on representing Betsy Ross. In addition
studying about her, Maddie wanted to present a flag she made. She used red,
white, and blue fabric with "crackles" in them to give the appearance
of "old" fabric. She appliquéd the stars on by simple zigzag
stitching and top stitched around the red and white strips. She will be entering
this is a quilt show in Sept 2004. We also made her "cap" with no
pattern or directions, that was challenging.
Katherine made a beautiful "rag and appliqué" fall quilt. For a rag
quilt you actually "quilt" your squares first. Then you sew them
together, clip all the seams and wash your quilt. The washer and dryer
"rags" it. Then she drew different leaves, traced them, and appliquéd
them on her quilt. She took 2nd place in a recent quilt competition.
Contact Judi at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Women (and Men) at Work
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