Monday, February 19, 2018

Quilts and Kids

I have been teaching/working with kids on learning how to Quilt for 13 almost 14 years now - and it still makes me happy when a new group of kids calls and asks to learn!!

And sometimes I still think that my 6 year old will show up in the class... and then I realize - he is not 6, and it makes me go buy more fabrics ( sigh)

This school year has been fun, as I have been able to work with a few different groups of kids - and this one - it is in a middle school.

They were such fun, and so enthusiastic, and maybe .... a little energetic ;-)


This is the quilt they have designed so far -
It will be getting put into a top this week:


This year has been the Year of the Kevin The Quilter pattern -   I LOVE simple fun quilts to start the kids on, and letting them choose where to add the stripe - Oh my stars - how hilarious were they!

Some really thought on it, some just wanted to plunk the ruler down, a few wanted to go diagonal - which led to a math lesson!  And now they can't wait to go to real math class ;-)



And here are the students. what fun they are - they can't wait to see their finished quilt !



They learned all about Quilts of Valor, and they are excited that their quilt will be a part of this program. They might even have a Veteran in mind that they would like to present it too ;-)

Linking to:
Lets Bee Social

18 comments:

Libby in TN said...

What a wonderful program!

Donna said...

Good to see some guys in that class!!! I am happy you are spreading the love of sewing and quilting!

Judy V in Thornton CO said...

The smiles on the students' faces say it all!

Miaismine said...

How wonderful that you are doing this! I agree with Judy - the smiles on their faces say it all! That pattern is fun!

Tired Teacher said...

Well done! What a great block for beginners. This QOV looks fabulous.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

A good friend of mine started out by helping one 5th grade class make a Quilt of Valor each year. Now she is working with all 3 5th grade classes, and the whole school gets to be at the presentation. She's been doing this for many years now. Each class gets a different pattern to make a block. I love Kevin's 'slash' blocks. Our guild had fun making them for his quilt block drive.

Gypsy Quilter said...

What a great pattern for kids. Glad everyone is having a good time and gaining enthusiasm for future projects.

Sue E. said...

Glad to hear that you are still working with the kids. This is a real win-win -- getting the kids excited about learning math, sewing, quilting, and the Quilt of Valor program. Kudos to you!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Alycia,
What a wonderful post! I love seeing the next generation of quilting lovers, and what excites and interests them. I love the fabrics and colors you chose - this will look great when it is all finished. I can't wait to see the next few steps. ~smile~ Roseanne

The Joyful Quilter said...

That is awesome!! I love it when quilters help kids get involved in quilting. Hooray for YOU and kids willing to learn about ito craft!!

Farm Quilter said...

I can't wait to see a picture of the kids with their completed quilt!! What an awesome job you have and the kids' faces are filled with joy!!!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Good for you and GREAT for them to have such a cool learning experience!!

em's scrapbag said...

They have done a wonderful job! Sewing with kids is so fun!

Kate said...

How fun! Their blocks turned out beautifully. Yeah, that waiting on the 6 year old and realizing they are now in college is a bit sobering. Just how does that happen because they were 6 yesterday?

Pat Pearston said...

How fun! You are such a sweetie!

Robin said...

What a delightful quilt. I like how each student, in making this simple block, still had a hand in the design. How clever!

Lisa J. said...

That is a great quilt. What fun getting to work on quilts with kids.

Janice said...

Way to spread the obsession! Love it!