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Thread: Gift for retiring preschool teacher

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    Gift for retiring preschool teacher

    One of our preschool teachers just retired. The director asked if I would make her a quilt. I ironed white fabric to freezer paper and cut it in 6-1/2" squares and had the children (and a couple assistants) draw a picture of themselves to remember them by. Remember, these children are 3 & 4, so the 'self portraits' are unusual (and cute). Had only a week to make this after I got the squares back so I just added sashing and cornerstones and used Charismah's two color binding that needs no hand sewing to finish it. It was fun to do and the retiring teacher loved it.
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    What a lovely keep sake
    thank you for sharing that idea

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    The is neat. She will also remember them.

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    Wow, how wonderful and thoughtful and a priceless memory of her students. Kudos.

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    That is precious!!! What a great job!! Thanks for sharing.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    That's a one of a kind gift for sure. I'm sure she'll cherish that for years to come. Bless your heart for making it for her on short notice.
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    Perfect choice, and perfect quilt for the occassion

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    That is absolutely adorable!!!!!!
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    What a wonderful idea. Kind of a short time line but I bet she will love it.
    Jojos Nana, Carol

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    That was a very special thing to do, and I'm sure she will love it.

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    Sure to be loved! What a lovely gift!
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    Oh, my, what a wonderful keepsake!!! Great work!!!

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    That is super cute! Not only will she treasure it for years, I'll bet the kids LOVED "helping"! Kudos to all involved!
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    This is a darling quilt. I would hang it on a high wall and display proudly! going to send you a pm - have a question

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    Just gorgeous, many a tear was shed, no doubt!
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    She will be thrilled with this. Well done

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    Beautiful work!!!

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    That is sooooo adorable. I'm sure she'll cherish it. Thanks for sharing.
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    That is a lovely thing to do... I would love to see close ups of the pictures!

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    What a treasure!
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    She will smile every time she looks at the 'self portraits" of these precious little children and remember each of them and their personalities and what each brought to the class. It will make her transition easier, would have loved to have watched the children making these and listen to their comments for their gift to a much-beloved teacher.

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    How fun is that! She will cherish it forever!

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