I'm super excited about next week. I'll be teaching 11 kids the basics of sewing! Each day we'll work on a new project, up until the last 2 days when we'll be working on piecing a quilt. Details here at the Quiltique website.
Here are some of the projects the kids will be working on.
I was able to teach this class last year, and had a total blast. The kids were all eager to learn, and it reminded me when I was that age. My mom sent me to Quilt Camp at age 13. I went to Quilt in a Day in San Marcos. On the first day I cut open my finger with a rotary cutter and needed 2 stitches. BUT I also finished my first quilt top. And was hooked.
My mom was smart enough to send me off to quilt camp, even though she is a pretty accomplished seamstress. You'd think that she could have taught me what she knew... but you're forgetting that I was THIRTEEN. At that age, parents know nothing. Except that it is wiser to send your kid off to be taught by something else.
Next month, I'll be teaching an advanced sewing camp for kids who already know their way around a sewing machine, and would like to learn some more advanced techniques. Like putting in a zipper, and tackling projects with pattern pieces.
Nothing energizes me to sew like the enthusiasm of these kids! I feel fortunate to be able to pass on what I learned from the wonderful sewing teachers I've had, and start these kids off with a love of creating with fabric!