23 August, 2010

Never Underestimate

...the power of fabric! Bulletin boards transformed (above, before and after) with pretty solid fabrics. This is my daughter-in-law's pre-K classroom, school starts on Wednesday. My husband and I spent Saturday morning stretching and stapling, under the watchful eye and superb direction of the teacher. When we were done we had used almost thirty yards of fabric! The difference in the room is remarkable, it is now a bright, happy and inviting space!Never underestimate the power of friends, either! This stack of nap blankets, for the students of the afore-mentioned classroom, are the results of a plea issued to my small quilt group! My friends responded generously and rapidly. These are made without batting and measure 36" X 44". They are simply stitched from two one yard lengths of fabric, right sides together; turned and topstitched. These make a lightweight and cheerful nap covers. I am grateful for the help in getting these made, as is their teacher, and the little nappers-to-be!

Life is Good!

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Ancestor Collector said...

Such good in-laws!!! :-) I'm sure LA loved having you there to help her. Notes: I love your doggie purse, I wondered if you had to bring your own ladders etc, did you also have to bring iron and ironing board so you'd have no fold marks, and what do the children lie *on* when they take their naps? What a great quilt group you have, to help you with that project! :-)

Mrs. V.'s Kids said...

i can't get over how much better it looks with the fabric!
thank you both SO much for your help! :)
i'm sure my little friends will LOVE how happy it looks! :)
(and this didn't show up in my google reader...strange!)

Nane said...

It is a great transformation! We did the same to our college dorm room years ago.

Glad to know the kids in this room will have a great learning enviroment (and a blanket for rest time)

Yeah for all the teachers out there and all the work they do that they are not compensated fairly for!

Zlaty said...

I agree with you! Don;t underestimate the power of fabric! WHat a huge change in the class room! The kids are so lucky to have your DIL for a teacher! And she is lucky to have you as a mother-in-law! :)

Have a great day!

Kimberly Mason said...

Yay!!! What lucky, lucky kids! And kudos to your quilt group, too. I bet those kids feel LOVED. You guys just stapled love to the walls and folded up piles of it. The room is infused with the stuff. :)))

AnnieO said...

Fantastic work! I hope you had an electric stapler, LOL! Very bright, cheerful, and GREEN as it is reuseable :) How lovely of your group to provide such fun nap covers. Great start to the year!

Barb said...

What a wonderful idea, and the fabrics for the *nappers* are just perfect...creative and fun! I am sure you enjoyed helping as much as your DIL loved having your help! Very special indeed!

*karendianne. said...

The room does look great. How fantastic! ...and such wonderful friends to help with the nap covers.

You're so wonderful.

Carrie P. said...

The kids will love their classroom all full of color.
Great blankies for them too.