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    Smile Help with themes for quilt challenge

    Our guild has a challenge for quilts that cater to children aged 6 - 12. Any suggestions for what someone in this age group might find "wicked"????
    Thanks!!!!

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    My 8-yr-old DGD loved her warm wishes quilt I made her--mainly because the solid blocks (focus fabric) were cupcake fabric. She loves anything with cupcakes on it. I think kids would like this pattern if the fabric was something that interested them.
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    "Wicked" as in naughty? Or "wicked" as in COOL!?

    Sports themed
    Dancers
    that paper doll fabric
    Worms/bugs/dinos
    Cars/trucks/planes/earth-moving machines/school buses
    Harry Potter
    Circus theme
    and this one which I've copied from somewhere I don't remember...

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    Google Images for Childrens Quilts = http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&s...mg.29j3WSuLoFo
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    Bug Jar or Candy Jar quilts. I Spy in different themes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Bug Jar or Candy Jar quilts. I Spy in different themes.
    Or in the same vein, fish bowl quilt. Use different fish fabrics to create the bowls.

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    A few years ago, our guild bought children's books and the challenge was to create a small quilt that went with the story of that book. The quilt and the book were given to children in the area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuzieQuilts View Post
    A few years ago, our guild bought children's books and the challenge was to create a small quilt that went with the story of that book. The quilt and the book were given to children in the area.
    Love this idea!

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    Fat cat has/had a snowglobe pattern. You can ispy it.
    Can you ask the kids to vote.
    Sports, fav books,stories, food, candy
    Cats, dogs, pet themed video games,
    Bright geometric designs.
    it is a big range. 6 yo are ztill into the hungry caterpillar,
    while 12 yo are into boys, harry potter, one direction,girly stuff
    truccks and boy toys.

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    dogs or puppies. Kids love their pets and even kids that don't have a pet want one. Kittens would work alsol
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    Having taught this age range for 40 years before retiring the most popular subject was dinosaurs, especially if you put names on.
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    Thanks everyone! I love the suggestions. I must be stuck in childhood, as I still LOVE dinosaurs!!!!

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    With the Avengers movie, Ironman, Spiderman, Batman and Superman coming out soon, boys love their super heros. My grandson loves Spiderman so I made him Warm Wishes with Spiderman and Avengers. He named himself Captain Peanutbutter and I'm Super DD.lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuzieQuilts View Post
    A few years ago, our guild bought children's books and the challenge was to create a small quilt that went with the story of that book. The quilt and the book were given to children in the area.
    I instruct a community quilt class once a month and this year we are doing the children books with quilts to go with them. Viewer's Choice winner at the end of the year quilt exhibit will get to choose the children's group/charity that gets all the quilts.
    Got fabric?

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    My DGS who lives with me is 12. For the past several years it has been all about sports, electronics and video games. DGD's are into clothes, shoes, fashion. May something around these things.
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