Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Teaching Another Generation

Recently I had the chance to help a local high school senior with her senior project. I did a presentation for our Church's Young Womens organization about how quilting is like life (another blogpost for another day!). One girl, Misty, called me shortly after that presentation and said she wanted to learn to make a quilt for her senior project.

A few weeks later I got together with Misty and we took a field trip over to Fresh Picked Fabrics where I introduced her to owner Gina Halladay. Gina gave us a tour and showed us around her business. She was very helpful and answered many of Misty's questions. She suggested that Misty make one of her Threaded Pear quilts from the pattern, "Suprisingly Super Simple." After that we walked around looking at all the beautiful fabrics.

Next we took a trip to another quilt shop to see even more fabrics! (Note: I told Misty all about what a "fabric stash" was!) We visited The Calico House where Misty found some fun black and white fat quarters. These fabrics were fun and just right for Misty. Yes, that's right...animal prints, pins, skull & crossbones, etc. And this is what she made:
Didn't it turn out cute? Now she's going to do the binding and present it this week at the high school. I know it will be something that she'll treasure for many years to come. I was glad to be able to help the next generation learn about quilting.

8 comments:

Sarah said...

This is such a cool story, Vivian! I love hearing about young people quilting! I'm sure that she will treasure this time spent learning from you and the quilt forever. What a lucky girl!

Allie said...

That is a great story, and what a great quilt for her first try. Awesome!

Debra said...

Perfect teenaged quilt! She'll get an A for sure! and so good of you to help her get that A with your quilting.

Shannon said...

So awesome!

Snickerdoodle said...

Did Misty do the quilting, too. It is terrific!

Material Mary said...

what a great mentor you are. the quilt is fab to say the least and the quilting of course is lovely.
Mary

madrekarin said...

I'm so glad to hear you met with such success from teaching your Young Women to quilt!
Misty made an adorable quilt! She should be very proud of herself. :) And it's a talent she can share with her daughter one day! That is a true gift you ahve given her.

Anonymous said...

The quilt is beautiful and I loved the books too!! Couldn't put them down.

Denise in Sacramento