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Thread: New quilts by a newbie quilter

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    New quilts by a newbie quilter

    A young girl from our church has been coming to my house almost every week for a year to learn what little I know about quilting. This young lady can sew rings around me. She makes matching dresses for herself, her mother, and baby sister for Christmas and Easter each year....and then she comes to me to learn to quilt. Never will understand that part, but I sure have enjoyed her company! When I can't understand a pattern, she helps ME! Anyway, I am going to try to attach the 3 baby quilts she's made this year. On one of the pictures, there is a dress. She had leftover fabric and made a dress to go along with the quilt. Needless to say, I'm tickled to death to have someone who seems to enjoy quilting and also enjoys spending time with me doing it!
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    She did an excellemt job on her quilts!

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    Wow! She does really nice work. I'm working on my first quilt now and my friend who is an experienced quilter said she is so happy to have someone now to share it with. She said no one ever seemed to pay much attention before or realize all that went into just one quilt. I never thought about it that way until now that I am trying to get through one.

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    Awesome, it must be so cool to have someone to share your love of quilting and sewing with! Great job on the quilts and dress.
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    How precious to have someone to pass your passion on to and who does such lovely work. I am sure she is thankful to have you and enjoys being with you as much as you enjoy having her quilt with you.

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    Wow! These are beautiful.

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    They are all adorable. Lucky you to have a quilting buddy that shares so much with you.

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    She is very talented and lucky to have you.

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    It's so nice to be able to pass along an art form like quilting. So many young girls are too busy to sit still that long. She certainly does nice work & you are to be commended for being such a great roll model.

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    She did a wonderful job and the dress is just adorable. Isn't it wonderful to share your talents with each other!!

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    All are absolutely gorgeous. Quilting should be very easy for her, mostly straight stitching for quilt making.
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    those are wonderful. you're a good teacher
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    So happy for you that you found someone to share your love of quilting.

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    I am having a similar experience. I have neighbor 2 girls, 11 & 9. They want to learn to sew. I have introduced them to my friend, Della, who makes doll clothes. She is working with the girls on the doll clothes. The older one has learned to hand piece from me. They have 1 sewing machine for the 2 of them. The hand piecing just seemed natural. She takes it to church, like for choir practice when she is waiting for her sister to be ready to go. She was putting them together faster than I could keep up with, so I showed her how to lay it out and cut it out. She is just doing an amazing job. The girls have given each of us a renewed love for what we do. they have so many questions and are so eager to learn from us and we are so eager to share with them. My sewing room is a bedroom and it can get really close when the 4 of us get in here, but we just squeeze in and go to it. Thank you for sharing and for allowing me to share with you.

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    That is super. How fun to have a mentor/mentee (not sure which is which:-)

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    She is doing such a beautiful job. You are so kind to be such a great teacher for her.

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    Those quilts are all lovely. How great that you two are sharing a love of fabric. There's more connection going on than just with needle and fabric, I'm sure you and this young lady will come to always treasure your time together.

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    She does very nice work; how wonderful that you have a sewing companion to enjoy.

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    Thank y'all for all the comments. I will send her a link so she can read them. By the way, I forgot to mention that she just turned 16. She entered these quilts in the Perry National Fair (well, the 2nd and 3rd ones) and got Blue Ribbons. She also got a special award (sorry, I can't remember the name) where she may receive a sewing machine. It takes a few weeks to get the prizes, so she is unsure about the sewing machine, but that is what it sounded like to me. She can just whip them up and then machine quilts them. I've really enjoyed her being here each week.

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    This young lady will go far and we'll probably be reading her story and making her quilts one day. What a wonderful experience for you both having your weekly quilting time together.
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    What a wonderful friendship. I love the quilt with the matching dress....that is a new idea to me.
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    Too cute. Love em
    will quilt 4EVER

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    She sure has done a fantastic job. They are beautiful.

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    WOW! What pretty quilts. You must be having fun.
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    She did a great job. very pretty.

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