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Old 01-15-2010, 11:55 AM
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What I do is find out what they like. I have three teens. Color
is what we start with, then the patterns are next. I just love to hear the excitement in their voices. This makes me happy in my heart. I have three sewing machines that were donated to them. When they make a block I will show the doners their work. Keep you posted.
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Old 01-15-2010, 12:42 PM
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That is awesome!!! Please post their work here on the board too :D:D:D
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Old 01-15-2010, 12:53 PM
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That's awesome. I have three daughters, all now in their twenties. So far none of them want to learn to quilt!
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Old 01-15-2010, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by lorie
What I do is find out what they like. I have three teens. Color
is what we start with, then the patterns are next. I just love to hear the excitement in their voices. This makes me happy in my heart. I have three sewing machines that were donated to them. When they make a block I will show the doners their work. Keep you posted.
Can't wait to see pics.
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:24 PM
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That's wonderful. You are recruiting a new generation of quilters.
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:43 PM
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we need to keep this heritage alive it deminishes in the young area now i have found that it is a great to express and show how you feel i have to friends my age that sew with the passion i do i still every minute i can
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Old 01-16-2010, 10:53 AM
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I have 2 daughters and neither one of them has shown an interest in sewing, knitting, crocheting, or cross stitch, all of which I do. It is fantastic that teens are interested in learning to make quilts. There aren't too many that show an interest in quilting. It is great that you take the time and effort to teach them. Have fun teaching them and post plenty of pictures.
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Old 01-16-2010, 12:57 PM
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Well, as of a few days ago...I no longer have any teens! My youngest just turned 20. She really likes to sew (more so than her 22 year old sis), however, both are quite capable seamstresses. My girls were both involved in 4H and did both wearable and non-wearable sewing projects. I found that letting them choose their own projects and fabrics was the key. And...now the nicest thing...my 27 year old son is getting married in March and, guess what? His fiancee loves quilting and knitting!!! I am thrilled as can be!
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Oh, I admire you! Teens can get me frustrated after the first Hey.
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:47 PM
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That's so funny! My family's just the opposite, I'm the one who likes to quilt, and my mom thinks I'm weird! :)
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