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Thread: Help name the kids club please!

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    We need a really neat name for the quilting/sewing club cowgirlquilter is starting at her school so a blog can go up and add credibility to the effort.
    So far, I have been successful in finding quite a bit of fabric and 3 sewing machines to send out there.
    The only thing I have come up with so far is Kwilter Kids.
    Put all those fertile brains to work and come up with something better.
    (And don't forget to pm me if you have donations!)
    Moderators, please don't beat me if you see what is in parentheses. :oops:
    I am working hard to help get this off the ground. What better thing to teach than a skill they will use for their lifetime? AND it is one that takes so few supplies(in a pinch--- fabric, scissors, needle and thread--- like our forebears).

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    You say it's being started by cowgirlquilter? Why not call them 'lil cowpokes or get-along quiters? That will cover gals or guys if you have a unisex class..crafty_linda_b

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    Quote Originally Posted by okiepastor
    We need a really neat name for the quilting/sewing club cowgirlquilter is starting at her school so a blog can go up and add credibility to the effort.
    So far, I have been successful in finding quite a bit of fabric and 3 sewing machines to send out there.
    The only thing I have come up with so far is Kwilter Kids.
    Put all those fertile brains to work and come up with something better.
    (And don't forget to pm me if you have donations!)
    Moderators, please don't beat me if you see what is in parentheses. :oops:
    I am working hard to help get this off the ground. What better thing to teach than a skill they will use for their lifetime? AND it is one that takes so few supplies(in a pinch--- fabric, scissors, needle and thread--- like our forebears).
    I like Kwilter Kids it sounds cute.

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    The thing to remember/know about these kids is that a lot of them in this area are underprivileged, most parents work in ag - fieldworkers, packing house workers. These kids need incentive to stay in school, to believe in themselves, to believe they can become someone with a productive future. I'm not good at names, but I think some thing more on the inspiring side than the cutesy side would be good for these kids. A name that proudly identifies them & what hopefully will become "their" program.

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    I am familiar with their needs--that why I got on board to help----but all I could think of is cutesy!

    so, what name do you think Crafty cowgirl?

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    Call it a Guild, instead of a club? "Guild," is grownup and important. Plus it will open up discussions with friends as to the word's meaning. Refer to the classes as "Meetings," even if they take place at school during class hours. Have membership cards, and select a mascot block ("schoolhouse" steps?). Each member colors a cut-out block which is then laminated, hole-punched, threaded with selvedge, and worn around the neck during meetings.

    how about: the Special People Quilt Guild

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewTinker
    Call it a Guild, instead of a club? "Guild," is grownup and important. Plus it will open up discussions with friends as to the word's meaning. Refer to the classes as "Meetings," even if they take place at school during class hours. Have membership cards, and select a mascot block ("schoolhouse" steps?). Each member colors a cut-out block which is then laminated, hole-punched, threaded with selvedge, and worn around the neck during meetings.

    how about: the Special People Quilt Guild
    I think these all sound like great ideas. Certainly will make them feel grown up and important. Good luck on your project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crafty_linda_b
    You say it's being started by cowgirlquilter? Why not call them 'lil cowpokes or get-along quiters? That will cover gals or guys if you have a unisex class..crafty_linda_b
    another twist on this. "Git-A -Long quilters"....

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    Thanks to all--keep those ideas coming, please!

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    Sew Into It

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    Quote Originally Posted by okiepastor
    I am familiar with their needs--that why I got on board to help----but all I could think of is cutesy!

    so, what name do you think Crafty cowgirl?
    I'm sorry, I didn't mean to imply that you didn't know. And as for me...I'm crafty...but not necessarily in the naming department. But I will keep my thinking cap on just in case the brain cells surprise me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewTinker
    Call it a Guild, instead of a club? "Guild," is grownup and important. Plus it will open up discussions with friends as to the word's meaning. Refer to the classes as "Meetings," even if they take place at school during class hours. Have membership cards, and select a mascot block ("schoolhouse" steps?). Each member colors a cut-out block which is then laminated, hole-punched, threaded with selvedge, and worn around the neck during meetings.

    how about: the Special People Quilt Guild
    Good ideas! I was thinking similarly, triggered by the "sewing room" vs "sewing studio" discussion. Studio has an air of importance to it. Musicians & artists don't hesitant to say studio. I think we shouldn't either. And maybe so should these students...guild meetings in their studio!

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    Patchwork Kids, use a 4-Patch for your id symbol

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    Don't use the name Special... that unfortunately has bad connotations in education.

    Since you might find over time that making aprons, and other non-quilted things will be practical, I'd stay away from a name that denotes quilting only.

    Stitching Pros? Stitching All-Stars?

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    Good ideas! I was thinking similarly, triggered by the "sewing room" vs "sewing studio" discussion. Studio has an air of importance to it. Musicians & artists don't hesitant to say studio. I think we shouldn't either. And maybe so should these students...guild meetings in their studio![/quote]

    This entry made me think of Studio Guild. So why not "Wonder Valley Studio Guild" I think that sounds grown up and important. What a wonderful idea.
    Reminds me of the saying "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him forever"

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    Kreative Kiddies

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamagus
    Don't use the name Special... that unfortunately has bad connotations in education.

    Since you might find over time that making aprons, and other non-quilted things will be practical, I'd stay away from a name that denotes quilting only.

    Stitching Pros? Stitching All-Stars?
    `I agree, but taught all my 4-H kids both skills....

    I also agree the word special is not a good one to use--due to "special ed" designation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    Quote Originally Posted by okiepastor
    I am familiar with their needs--that why I got on board to help----but all I could think of is cutesy!

    so, what name do you think Crafty cowgirl?
    I'm sorry, I didn't mean to imply that you didn't know. And as for me...I'm crafty...but not necessarily in the naming department. But I will keep my thinking cap on just in case the brain cells surprise me.
    I was not offended--did not think you were sniping at me--just frustrated as my brain would not engage for a GOOD name!

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    I LIKE Kreative Kids! Thanks----

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    You can see her original post at:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-115164-1.htm

    Please join us in changing the lives of these girls with new skills. You are right--teaching them to "fish" changes their lives. Wish I were closer. I taught 16 of the 17 girls in my 4 H Horsemanship club to sew one summer, and they all made horse furnishings for the shows, and most of their school clothes. My sewing machine and serger were VERY busy!

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