Sewing Seeds of Love 2018

Every Friday afternoon, I volunteer my time to teach sewing at a grade school in Seattle. For an hour and a half every week, I hang out with young girls (and boys!) who want to learn how to sew. The kids range from 9 to 13 years old.

Why do I do this? First of all, it’s fun! Kids never cease to amaze me with the things they say. Secondly, they no longer teach Home Ec and I know there are kids out there who are eager to learn. Third, I want to continue the legacy that my grandma and some of the other women who taught me to sew & quilt started.

Since families are busy, I decided to break the curriculum into 2 areas. Part 1 was the sewing class. We made a drawstring backpack. Part 2 is the quilting class. We’re making some quilted placemats right now. I gave them jelly rolls to work with since I’m not that comfortable having kids use rotary cutters unless I’m watching them.

Having other moms (Rachel C. this year, and Sandra K. last year) helps tremendously! Thank God for these ladies.

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