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    Suz
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    Is anyone out there teaching children?
    I am involved in the 4H program here in Pennsylvania. I have four young ladies (9-10 year old) who are third years. Their project is the Ohio Star pillow. And I have two first years (8-9) who are making four half-square triangles into a wallhanging.
    We meet for 1-1/2 hrs on Saturday mornings. I have an adult helper and two sewing machines.
    The girls are eager and they are like little sponges. We play fabric store where they search for a focus fabric and them match in. When I took them to a quilt shop, I cut them loose and they did a great job in a real shopping situation. I am teaching all of the terms as we go. They are too young to use the rotary cutter, but they watch as I explain what I am doing.
    Obviously, I love working with my little folks. Each one should teach one. Blessings, Suzanne

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    Hi Suz, I don't work with a group of children but I am teaching my 8 year old granddaughter, Elizabeth, to quilt. She is so eager to learn. Our local fabric shop does a BOM where you go to the shop the first Saturday of each month and watch a demo on how to do different techniques. It costs $5.00 to sign up and each quilter gets fabric and instructions for 1 free block each month. Elizabeth is going to go with me next year. She's very excited. I think it's great that you're teaching the 4H group.

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    Hi,

    Aren't children great? I love them...don't have any of my own yet.

    I don't think your kiddos are too young for the rotary cutter - if you show them proper safety rules. It would be great to use up some scraps by letting them make a free-form crazy quilt.

    Enjoy! I recall the lady who taught me how to sew - it was the highlight of our week! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suz
    Is anyone out there teaching children?
    I am involved in the 4H program here in Pennsylvania. I have four young ladies (9-10 year old) who are third years. Their project is the Ohio Star pillow. And I have two first years (8-9) who are making four half-square triangles into a wallhanging.
    We meet for 1-1/2 hrs on Saturday mornings. I have an adult helper and two sewing machines.
    The girls are eager and they are like little sponges. We play fabric store where they search for a focus fabric and them match in. When I took them to a quilt shop, I cut them loose and they did a great job in a real shopping situation. I am teaching all of the terms as we go. They are too young to use the rotary cutter, but they watch as I explain what I am doing.
    Obviously, I love working with my little folks. Each one should teach one. Blessings, Suzanne
    Ido!! I do!!! I have three daughters and one dtrs best friend. So three teens and a 7year old, who has been quilting for 2 yrs. :thumbup:

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