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    New Quilters?

    I am visiting my 4 DGKs in the midwest for a couple of days. I brought my ole backup machine and some scrappy squares. Yesterday, I got to spend the day with them while the adults went to work. When I asked who wanted to learn to sew, three piped up. The two younger girls made small quilts and the 16yo boy mended his favorite pullover. The youngest is a fashionista and when I told her I was giving her the machine, her face almost broke with huge smiles and gratitude. I taught them quilting terms, how to wind a bobbin, and how to use the seam ripper. The youngest liked ripping and took all of the stitches out of our practice piece! I asked DGS if he is going to tell his guy friends that he sewed the shirt himself and he replied "For sure!" LOL
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    That is a skill they will carry with them their whole life. How fun they get to spend time with grandma. Love it.

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    Nicely done! Cute kids.
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    Nice work by all of them - and you!

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    Sweet grandkids and great skills for them to learn.

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    I love to see young sewers!!! Several of my granddaughters like to sew too. I encourage them when every I can. You are right! The time they spend with you sewing is time well spent. They learn a life long skill and have quality time with you. It is something they will never forget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhoward View Post
    That is a skill they will carry with them their whole life. How fun they get to spend time with grandma. Love it.
    So true! Even if they just use it to hem pants and mend, it's a skill worth having.
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    Way to go kids and granny!

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    Always wonderful to see the young ones getting interested.
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    Love your story of your visit with grandkids, and especially their interest in sewing. Love their projects, too. And what a nice machine you're giving to the youngest!

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    Great kids!! Such quality time with grandma, having fun while learning something that they will be able to enjoy their whole life. Wonderful blocks and I love the grandson sewing and being proud of what he can do.

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    So glad to see youngsters learning to sew. I wish they had never take Home Ec out of the school curriculum. They did a fantastic job on their projects.

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    Good job on raising up a younger generation of sewing/ quilting enthusiasts. The children are off to a good start.

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    Lovely quilts and quilters. I admire them, especially your grandson.

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    I can't imagine how much fun that must have been for you! So glad to see the skills being passed down to the newest generation.. Wonder what 'tools and notions' they will have when they are still sewing at our age?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMerkleFamily View Post
    I can't imagine how much fun that must have been for you! So glad to see the skills being passed down to the newest generation.. Wonder what 'tools and notions' they will have when they are still sewing at our age?
    I agree! What fun for all of you! You gave them a gift that will last. And, thinking that when we were their ages, we started with treadles, scissors, ... no rotaries, no embroidery machines, no computers, no long arms, ... Whatever new sewing and quilting toys they will have, I just hope they have as much fun and sense of achievement that we are having!

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    What fun!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhoward View Post
    That is a skill they will carry with them their whole life. How fun they get to spend time with grandma. Love it.
    absolutely so true! How Wonderful of you.

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    Clever Grama to teach them a life skill. You are smart AND blessed!
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    The kids did a great job on their projects.
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    Wonderful story. Precious memories for all of you. Love their smiles. I helped my granddaughter make a Halloween outfit and it was a wonder time. She said she learned so much. I found out she was sewing on her own and was using the kitchen shears to cut her fabric so I gave her own cutter, mat and a few other things. Love to hear about the young ones sewing. BrendaK
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    What a fun day for all! The "look" from granddaughter is priceless while your grandson mends his project. Nothing like some grandma time with them!

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    Thanks for sharing pictures of the new generation of quilters! That is really exciting. So much fun to share your skill and so much fun to enjoy the fellowship!

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    Precious, precious memories for these dear grandkids.

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    Awesome! Cute kids. I love being a grandma.
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