The next time I'm asked to teach Girls Scouts how to use a sewing machine, please, please, someone stop me!
Our daughter leads a GS troop of 5 - all 11 years old. So when asked, I said, sure I can do that. So I planned - we'd make pillowcases, right? right. I set up the room so I could see the girls using my old Bernina and also my FW. (They didn't like the FW.) The day before they were to come over, I was told no pillowcases, how about simple quilts - that way we can accomplish two things at once: getting the sewing patch and also November's service project out of the way.
So, I got out fabrics for them, some didn't like what I chose and went through the stash (thankfully it's not that big) and chose others.
Did I mention that the mothers came also?
Originally this was to be a 2-hour project. It turned into 7, including lunch.
We ended the day with 5 new 9 patch quilts made, using the envelope method - no way was I going to put bindings on those quilts! AND, some of the girls really liked using the machines!
Yes, it was: Very tiring! No I did not cook supper! Yes, I'm still exhausted today! But the crowning statement was: "This is the most fun we've ever had at a meeting!" That made it all worth while. So I get to go with them when they turn the quilts in this coming Friday!
Thanks for letting me share. I've learned so much from this group!! You're all awesome!