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Thread: Teaching My Friend's 10 year old Daughter to Quilt

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    I am so excited!! I wanted to do something nice for my friend from church who constantly runs me to the doctor for spinal injections, so I bought her a gift certificate for a nice dinner with her husband. So I told her the gift included keeping her 10 year old daughter while they went out. My friend told me she thought her daughter who is extremely crafty and creative, might like to try her hand at quilting!! I teach quilting and boy did that get me excited!! Her daughter Madison and I went out today and picked out the rest of the fabric we needed (after raiding my huge stash) to make this colorful kids quilt and we are starting on it next weekend. Madison is really excited to do this and I told her when she finishes it we will post it here for everyone to see. I love seeing children be so eager to learn something new. How fun is that??? Her Dad told her it would be so cool to see her be able to do something Mom can't do!! Mom can't even sew on a button!! Can't wait until she gets it done so we can show it off!!

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    Wow, I am excited for you and the 10 year old, have fun and can't wait to see photos of her and the quilt

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    Very exciting. I taught my daughter when she was 7. And then her and I taught a class together for mommy and me. It was a lot of fun. We got 4 kids and 5 adults. The kids ages were 7-12. They had a lot of fun. But they get bored after an hour or so. So we took snack breaks and did fun stuff in between. :)

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    How fun for you both! I can't wait to see the quilt too :D:D:D

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    Can't wait to see it too. I want to try a simple project with my 10 year old granddaughter this summer...

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    what a wonderful thing for you and her. when we lived in ny I was teaching a neighbor's 10 yr. old boy to quilt - he even asked for a sewing machine for Christmas. Then we moved, and that was the end of that (:

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    What a sweet and kind gesture of you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    How fun for you both! I can't wait to see the quilt too :D:D:D
    Me too!! She's been bragging to all her friends who are quite jealous that she's going to do something so cool and fun. But since I teach quilting, if her little friends are interested, I may try to round up a few and hold a 2 hour class for 6 weeks or so over the summer. Gives us both something constructive to do. Madison's Mom just called me a few minutes ago and told me she's so excited about this she doesn't want to wait until next weekend. She wanted to know if she could start working on tracing out her templates for the applique pieces tonight. Her Mom said "I think you may have created a monster here!!" So fun!! I love teaching and I love seeing how excited a new student is when they complete their first quilt and accomplish something they never thought they could do. It gives me great joy!!!

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    How fun!!! That is great.

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    sounds as if you have a little apprentice on your hands...have fun...

    and take some pics to post of WIP...now you got all of us excited lol

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    You've already made a lasting impression on her.
    Just wondering, is she on this board yet?

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    This sounds very rewarding for you. Have fun. :-D

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    :P :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jammin' Jane
    You've already made a lasting impression on her.
    Just wondering, is she on this board yet?
    Not yet, but I promised her I would hook her up to show off her quilt, but her Mom needs to supervise her obviously for safety's sake. Her Mom isn't familiar with this type of forum, so I have to show Mom first before launching her daughter. Would never do with someone else's child what I wouldn't want someone doing with mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MimiLinda
    This sounds very rewarding for you. Have fun. :-D
    You are so right!! In the quilting class I teach, I had a woman join who had never sewn a stitch in her life. She didn't even own a machine. She borrowed her daughter's machine to take my class. She didn't think she could do it and I set her up with some practice work for about an hour after explaining some basics and she popped out her own version of the quilt that I use as my avatar. It was beautiful. She was beaming with pride. Her husband bought her a machine for Christmas. It just makes me "pop with joy" seeing people's faces when they master a technique or when they finish their quilt. I make every student pose with their quilt and I take a picture of every one and hang them in the sewing classroom downstairs in my home. So, I can't wait to work with my little 10 year old buddy. She is so creative and has a lot of stick to it tenacity. I have no doubt she will create a masterpiece!!

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    I think that is so great. I have 2 nieces, they are 10 and 11. One lives here and the other in GA. To bad the one that lives in GA is the one that always wants to sew with her aunt Angie when she comes home to OH. I would love it if she lived here and we could spend some quality time together quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by familyfun
    I think that is so great. I have 2 nieces, they are 10 and 11. One lives here and the other in GA. To bad the one that lives in GA is the one that always wants to sew with her aunt Angie when she comes home to OH. I would love it if she lived here and we could spend some quality time together quilting.
    I'm so sorry for you that you don't get the opportunity to share your passion for sewing and quilting with the niece that really wants to do so. That's kind of a bummer for both of you. Hopefully when she visits you can have fun working on a project together!!!

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    How fun! Madison is about the same age as my girls were when I taught them to quilt. I'm looking forward to seeing her project.

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    This is going to be wonderful teaching a future quilter - and I love that you're thinking about doing a class for her friends!

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    That is wonderful. Have fun

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    You may have changed this young girls life! Who knows what she will do it in the future? Can't wait to see the photo.

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    That is so fun! A lifelong journey begins with you :thumbup:

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    How exciting it is so fun and rewarding to teach children a new craft In my house I"m bored was a saying that was not allowed I always said if you are bored then it might be time to do a craft or learn a new craft

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    Woot! Woot! You go girl - have fun! You will impart a love of quilting to the next generation!

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    I just taught my son's girlfriend's daughter how to make a baby quilt. She had never ironed or sewn before. We started out by learning how to press fabric and seams. Then set her up with one of my Featherweights, which she thought was so CUTE! Well, yeah!! Had her practice on a piece of striped fabric, just learning to sew a straight line. Then we moved on to practicing a 1/4 inch seam with the special foot. She got a baby quilt pieced in one day. Next lesson is how to put it together with backing, pin and use a walking foot to quilt in the ditch. Then on to the binding and she'll have it made. She has a new cousin coming in June. I'm so proud of her.

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