Thursday, July 21, 2011

Meanwhile...

I have a bad habit of going for long periods between posts... but I have good excuses! Really  :)

I've been busy this summer teaching Kids and Teen Camps at Sew Original and it's been lots of fun! There were two "I Can Sew!" camps for kids, one teen camp and today wrapped up the kids "I Can Quilt!" camp. I'm utterly exhausted...in the best way possible. It's been great sharing the love of all things fabric with these kids!

I managed to get some photos of Quilt Camp...enjoy!

Prior to camp the girls picked out their fabrics, which I pre-cut for them so we wouldn't have to deal with rotary cutters and the accompanying potential hazards thereof ...  :)


They learned the joys of chain piecing...

Row piecing...

Borders...



The joys of pin basting...just look at these happy campers!




Then it was on to the quilting. These girls were FEARLESS!!
Sew girls, sew!!



And look! TA DAAAAA!!!!!
All that's left to do is flip and stitch the binding to the backside and sew on the labels. I should have taken pictures of the labels...they were so cute!! They each designed their own.

I'm so proud of these girls. They worked hard and had fun!

5 comments:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I need to come to one of your camps to inspire me to work this hard and fast! These girls did a fantastic job, I am in awe of all that they accomplished... and sew well too!

quiltmom said...

Love the gorgeous fabric combinations! It must have been so rewarding for you to see them with their beautiful smiles and quilts.
Thanks for sharing their journey. May the girls continue to explore and experiment to create beautiful quilts.
Regards,
Anna

Salem Stitcher said...

Wow! It looks like you all had a great time and got some beautiful quilts done!

Nane said...

I saw some of these "in progress" during $5 quilt and they looked great, I know they (and their teacher) are proud of what they accomplished.

Linda M. Poole said...

There is nothing like that feeling of seeing our new generation with fabric and creative minds! Kudos Karen!