Well, I finished up a week of teaching kids quilt camp! I had twelve students in class, and most of these young ladies had never sat behind a sewing machine before! By the time they left, they could wind a bobbin, thread their machine, oil their machine, change the needle, troubleshoot basic machine issues… and of course – sew!
On the first day we practiced sewing on paper, including doing several dot-to-dots to learn control and pivoting.
Then the girls got to stitch together some cards.
Each day the girls worked on different projects, learning to sew on buttons, and make a lunchbag that they can use when school starts in the fall.
You might have noticed that all the machines look the same. Quiltique set up the class so that the girls spent the week sewing on their own brand new Bernette sewing machine… which they took home with them at the end of the week!
Here is the last day, the girls working on layering their quilts. All of them got their quilt tops done, and most were finishing up their tying before the end of the last day!
Each girl got to pick her own fabrics, so each quilt is unique to her.
I’m teaching an advanced sewing camp in August, for kids 10 and up who already know the basics of sewing – we’ll be working on a different project each day.