06 July, 2012

Summer School

Summer sessions have begun at The Strawberry Patch and I'll tell you what... these ladies are industrious workers! I have nicknamed this group the Save-A-Scrap Quilter's Society. Working with accumulated fabric inherited from their mother and grandmother (the same dear lady) these students are serious about completing their first quilts in time for our local county fair this fall! Lady L. (left) is working on a half-square triangle creation of bright colors that she can snuggle under and  take to college next year; while The B & B Sisters (below) are working from a Moda Bakeshop pattern, 9-Patchtastic, to create their own memory quilts. When the first 9-patches rolled out from under their presser feet, completed, the enthusiasm in this room was positively palpable; I don't know who was having more fun either, them or me! Their is a fourth student also, she will be hand quilting a beautiful wallhanging. Unfortunately, due to a scheduling conflict by yours truly, her quilt sandwich didn't get basted in time for her to put in those first hand stitches last evening, but she'll catch up; she was treated to a piecing lesson on the aforementioned HST's and  9-patches instead. Summer school is up and running, a great time was had by all!
Life is Good!

12 comments:

Salem Stitcher said...

You are helping make dreams come true. You know that, right?

* said...

This looks like so much fun!

lindsey said...

Looks like great fun and I love your Mennonite quilt poster.

Paula TheQuilter said...

Mentoring is a good thing. Way to go!

Nane said...

May this first quilt be the first of many, but even if it's the only one they ever finish what a blessing. I am sure these will be treasured

Pen Pen said...

What fun!! These girls are lucky to know you!!

Quiltdivajulie said...

THIS kind of summer school I would be happy to be a part of!

LizA. said...

What fun--where do I sign up?

Becky G said...

What treasures... The quilts, the time @ The Strwberry Patch & the memories.... Family sewing with family fabrics. Lovely. Blessings flow freely.

quiltkeemosabe said...

I know their mother and grandmother would be so pleased and love you for teaching them!

Mama Spark said...

Looks like fun was had by all too!!

Janet O. said...

They have such a skilled teacher. School should get along swimmingly. : )