Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Quilt Day with teenagers

Wow, today I learned that teenagers are so great! I mean, I knew they were great, but today really proved that if you need help, ask a teenager. I'm not worried about our future one bit. Problems? Sure, our country has them, but these guys can solve them and then some.

Quilt day was a great success. Carla had 5 huge boxes of "I will deal with that later" scraps and stuff and these guys almost finished them all.

We had them working on sorting and measuring into piles. Then, each kid was assigned a die for the studio fabric cutter. They would grab from the pile of scraps that fit their die and lay out enough fabric to cut.

Then, they would take turns rolling their die through the Studio fabric cutter. They would sort their cut pieces into piles and go back for more.

One kid even ran the robotic quilting machine!

We had several kids and a couple 'older people' sewing and we got a lot done. We had so much fun we are going to do this again on Thursday.

I'm telling you that if you are in the neighborhood, you don't want to miss out. The kids even jumped in the pool after the fun was over to cool off.

Saturday we will have the 'little old ladies' over for some serious sewing to put some of these pieces together. If you want to stop by and pick up a quilt kit, we will have them ready for you!

There's always room for one more :)

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