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    Very nice. What a great sharing experience for all of you

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    How cool is that!?!?!

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    This is a wonderful assignment to share your love of quilting. There will be one or two students that you taught this year that will become quilters because of what you shared with them. Thank you for doing what you do!

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    I just have to join the others in saying what a great idea. It shows these students there are more rewarding things to do in life other than just sitting in front of a TV set or a computer screen (unless you are reading this board of course).

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    Can't believe you're a newbie. What a challenging pattern you picked and what a great job you did!

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    Pab58, This is a wonderful idea for a Grandmother's quilt. It would be interesting to see how it would turn out with different names. Eiltcoq.

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    Wow Those kids did a great job! And you too I might add... Love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eiltcoq
    Pab58, This is a wonderful idea for a Grandmother's quilt. It would be interesting to see how it would turn out with different names. Eiltcoq.
    My grandma (my mom's mother) died in October '09, and I asked for, and was given, quite a few of grandma's housedresses (aka dusters). I want to make each of my aunts and uncles (7 total) something small from them -- perhaps a pictorial wallhanging or pillow, etc. Mom, however, gets something really special. I will use the fabric from the different dresses for the backgrounds of the nameflakes and make the flakes in coordinating solid colors. I will use the names of my mom's siblings, her name, and grandma and grandpa's names. Two of my mom's siblings died as infants, but I will include their names, too. The center block will be a picture of grandma and grandpa. I think mom will love it! 8-)

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    How wonderfully creative of you...you must be an A-1 teacher from what I see...keep up the with the innovative ideas and those kids will soak it up.

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    Great quilt, so creative and I'm sure how proud all the kids were when it was finished. Great job all of you!!

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    What a fantastic project! I wish I had you for my 8th graqde teacher!

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    This is a beauty. What a great class project!

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    A wonderful project and learning lesson! I am anxious to see the tutorial and pictures! Lovely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pab58
    My grandma (my mom's mother) died in October '09, and I asked for, and was given, quite a few of grandma's housedresses (aka dusters). I want to make each of my aunts and uncles (7 total) something small from them -- perhaps a pictorial wallhanging or pillow, etc. Mom, however, gets something really special. I will use the fabric from the different dresses for the backgrounds of the nameflakes and make the flakes in coordinating solid colors. I will use the names of my mom's siblings, her name, and grandma and grandpa's names. Two of my mom's siblings died as infants, but I will include their names, too. The center block will be a picture of grandma and grandpa. I think mom will love it! 8-)
    What a great idea! I get teary just thinking of it. Be sure to show us the finished product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pab58
    Okay, I hope this works! This is an auction quilt that I put together with the assistance of my 8th grade students this year. The "flakes" are actually their names and their favorite things -- really! We called them Nameflakes instead of snowflakes. They first made them out of paper then I gave them squares of black fabric that had fusible web on the back of it. They opened out their paper flakes and secured them to the black fabric block. Then they had to cut out the spaces. Their next task was to fuse the completed black flake onto their choice of fabric. They all seemed to gravitate towards brights, and I think the colors worked out pretty well. My job was to stitch the flakes (on every edge of the flakes!!) so they would be secure, put the blocks together, put the quilt sandwich together, and then have them tie the quilt. I certainly would have preferred that the quilt be quilted, but they wanted to have a bigger part in its construction. I wanted them to be able to do as much as they could so the item would be their work, too. One of the girls in the class won it. Sorry that it's sideways, but I couldn't get my software to cooperate to rotate it. :oops:

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    ok - tutorial time - what a great thing for young ones to help with as well...

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    Please let your students know that they did a fantastic job. It is a beautiful quilt. Thank you so much for sharing and for teaching those children that they can create a work of art. God bless. Penny

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    I just can't get over how wonderful all of you are! You have such sweet things to say about our little quilt. My students beam every day when I tell them about your comments. There smiles get even larger when I tell them where you are from. They just find it so hard to believe that their quilt is being see by people all around the world! Thank you so very much for your kindness!! You have no idea how many lives you have touched.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pab58
    You have no idea how many lives you have touched.

    Uh, Sweetie, I think that should be our line to YOU!!

    :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P

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    WOW< double WOW!! Great creation by your students and you. This will be a year your students will not forget, or you either, I'm sure.

    With combined work you have created a work of meaningful art for all and probably generated future quilters in your class. What age group?

    Congrats to all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Susie42quilter
    WOW< double WOW!! Great creation by your students and you. This will be a year your students will not forget, or you either, I'm sure.

    With combined work you have created a work of meaningful art for all and probably generated future quilters in your class. What age group?

    Congrats to all.
    They are (actually were since this is their last week of school) 8th grade students. They are wonderful young people!! Thank you for the compliments on their quilt! ;-)

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    I've posted some close-up pics of some of the "nameflakes" if you would care to see them. 8-)

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    Absolutely stunning!

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    Can't wait to see your tutorial on this. You are the kind of teacher students will remember forever. Welcome to this board. With your creativity and enthusiasm, you are going to be a great asset to us! Welcome!!

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    Great job! Yours ideas is beautiful, and the quilt is amazing!!!

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    What a wonderful project for children and on top of that you may have given them their first taste of how to create a quilt!

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