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Thread: Passing It On

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    I'd love for the girls in my family to follow in my footsteps but doubt it will happen. DD Lyn and I were talking the other day and she said the evenings are sure long sometimes with John out on the road and I suggested she make a lap robe or something and she told me she isn't old enough to start quilting!!!!!!!!! I'd of smacked her along side the head if she'd been close enough!!!! lol My GD, Skyler, made a t-shirt quilt in home-ec or whatever they call it nowdays and seemed to enjoy it so maybe... DIL, Mary, has no interest whatsoever in doing anything crafty and neither do GD's, Courtney or Christen. So guess when Lyn gets "old", there might be some hope there. And hopefully, I'll still be around and in my right mind so I can help her get started.

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    None of my kids sew.

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    Maybe it skips a generation. My wonderful grandmother was a knitter/sewist/crocheter/general crafter extraordinaire and not one of her four daughters picked it up. But her grandchildren are making up for it. I hope your grandson catches the bug. ;)

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    I didn't start quilting or sewing until I was in my 30's so don't give up. I was the one to get my mom hooked on quilting. I used to only do needle work like cross stitch. I still don't know how to knit or crochet.

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    My 17 year old daughter occaisionally sews. She has mostly made clothes for herself. Simple things like flannel pants, a few tops, and rod pocket curtains for her bathroom. I don't think she loves to sew, but she does know how.

    My oldest son had to take Home Ec in 7th grade. (The school has since stopped teaching Home Ec.) He made a really, really bad sweatshirt. Either the teacher was terrible or the boy is handicapped in some what I've never noticed. He also had to hand sew a pillow. At some point, he stabbed his finger and bled a eraser sized spot on the fabric. So what did he do? He put spots and antannae on it with a Sharpie and called it a ladybug! :shock:

    My 14 year old son has to restrain himself from taking my machine apart. He just cant stand knowing there are gears and cool stuff in there that he can't see. I don't think he is going to be a quilter but maybe a repairman.

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    I'm so happy my daughter is finally showing an interest and have purchased her a nice sewing machine. I also gave permission for her to go to the quilt shop I bought it from and use my CC (within reason). I'm so thankful for her interest.
    I was really worried about all of my stash when I die!!!!
    Now I know she will appreciate it. :)

    My many family members back home in La. are all wanting me to make them quilts since I've made my aunts one. I have decided that I will do them a favor and not make them one.
    I am going to try to get home in the spring and bring my sewing machine and teach them to quilt! What is that saying, give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day. Teach him to fish and he'll .....

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    Up until Christmas vacation this year my daughter, 18 and in college, would not be caught fixing anything. Even a button.. you do it.. you do it better (good trick that one). This year she said teach me to sew.. started on pot holders. Fell in love with it. Now three weeks later? she called two days ago excited. She got her first quilt for kids project in the mail and promises to call and ask me everything she might need to know. Simple good easy starting project but she will feel like a million bucks when she is done. THEN the bug has been passed on. First thing she said was its KITTY fabric mom! and then.. send me more fabric mom. That won't happen. She raided my stash already before she left. Soon I will be saying.. send me some kiddo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honey
    How many of you have passed on your love of quilting or just plain sewing. I taught all of my kids the basics, but NONE of them sew or quilt. I don't think my only daughter even owns a needle & thread :roll: But then she has me fairly close, so that may be why! They are all crafty, just in different ways. I am now teaching my 12 year old grandson to sew. Maybe I was to stringent with "DON'T TOUCH MY SEWING MACHINE" when they were little :oops: :oops:
    My two daughters show no interest in sewing or quilting. My younger daughter can sew on a button, but not much more. My sons...nope. Of course, out of 8 children, I am the only one of my brothers and sisters who inherited the sewing/crafting/quilting bug from my Mom. I take that back, my oldest sister quilts (and is quite impressive!) Sorry, Kim. :O)

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    My kids always wanted to do what I was doing. I taught all 4 kids how to crochet - my sons don't crochet now, but they knew how once. My oldest DD doesn't have the patience for crochet or sewing.

    My youngest DD learned to crochet at the age of 3 - she is very good at it - reads patterns and has great color sense. Youngest DD learned basic sewing in a home ec class in 9th grade and this year during her break from college asked to work on a Quilt for Kids kit that I had here but hadn't started yet. She enjoyed it and did a good job on it. She has the basic skills - so I think when she gets older she will continue to quilt.

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    I taught my girls how to crochet basic stitches, use a sewing machine, how to crossstitch, and how to embroider. They don't do any of it now but both are into scrapbooking. That's one craft I have no desire to do.

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