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Thread: Two Weeks of home "Quilting Camp" with my DGD

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    Two Weeks of home "Quilting Camp" with my DGD

    A couple weeks ago I posted pictures of my 12 year old DGD and her first quilt. We had a two week visit and quilted the entire time, I cut and bound, she pieced and quilted gifts for her whole family in Tacoma, WA. She learned to sew a 1/4" seam (and sometimes slow-down). We also ate lots (banana cream pie for breakfast). She flew home today and I already miss her. Here are some pictures of her work. I'm so pleased, she loves to quilt.
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    holy buckets she's gonna be a pro in no time. She did a wonderful job on all of them. Cudo's for grandma's patience and loving encouragement. Tell her I said she's hooked and We love it. Thanks for sharing your DGD with us.
    Cindy

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    Awesome job for both of you! Memories were made that will last your gd a life time. I remember those times with my grandma! Kudos!
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    Beautiful quilts abd Granddaughter. Beautiful bright cheery colors. Her family will love them. Good for you and her to get to sew together for two weeks. I have two Granddaughters 25 and 18, neither are interested in sewing of any kind.
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    Such a pretty quilter. Love what you are teaching her
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    She's so sweet and looks so proud of what she has accomplished, as well she should. The quilts are all wonderful! Not only did she do a great job, but she is also way ahead of the game as far as Christmas gifts go. It sounds as though the two of you had a terrific time together.

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    That sounds like so much fun! Her quilts are fun colors and fun designs. I can't wait to spend some time like this with my DGD. She turns eight this fall and I was seriously thinking of getting her a fun little sewing machine.
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    How cool! She has done a wonderful job already. Great to see a newbie-in-the-making! I'll bet you miss her. Grandbabies are such a joy!
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    I remember her lovely smile from your earlier post- she has produced some great work under your loving guidance- what great memories for you both- I am sure you miss her very much- did she make anything for you?!
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    Wow...she got a lot accomplished. All the quilts are so pretty.
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    How nice for you!! The quilts are all so beautiful, she did a wonderful job
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    A natural born quilter!!

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    she has done a great job. I, too, have a GD that quilts with me. so much fun

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    You gave her a gift that will last a lifetime. The gift of needle and thread.
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    WOnderful. Who says young people aren't motivated? I truely appreciate how kids can get interested in anything if they are given the chance. I can't get one 45 year old to even try a small wall hanging project, even though she is begging me to teach her how to quilt. She insists she can't do it. How depressing is that. Your DGD is an inspiration to everyone. She rocks!

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    Wow, she's good. She looks completely thrilled that Grandma is teaching her to quilt. It makes me smile to think of the two of you together laughing, eating, and sewing. Sweet memories for you both.

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    Wow, awesome quilts and a beautiful DGD. What fun you had.

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    Great Job, my granddaughter and I just finished her first quilt, hopefully we will make more next year. Yours are great!
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    Look at that girl go! Great quilts, shes a natural!

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    Just wonderful, great job and thank you for sharing, beautiful DGD
    Have a Blessed day
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    i love the quilts you two made. i like the black, white and blue one really. love it..

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    Love to see young quilters
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    Wonderful quilts the two of you made, the memories will last for a life time. Thanks for sharing.
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    What a wonderful time you must have had and OH my goodness those memories will last you both a lifetime. Awesome job...she will be a pro in no time flat. I believe you have created a quilter...that has gotta be an awesome feeling!!! What a blessing you two weeks have been!
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    She is very talented and has such a big heart to want to do so much for others. It is so nice to see a beautiful girl that is
    so thoughtful! I laughed about the pie....my girls and I do that sometimes too. Again tell her what a great job she did!

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