I had decided to share my new hobby/passion, quilting, with my grandson David's Kindergarten class. He had a small class, just 6 students, with a wonderful teacher, Julie. Julie welcomed me, and my sewing machine, into the classroom for about 3 months of work with the kids.
|I started by telling them a little about the history of quilting, and showing them the only quilt I had made so far. Here they are looking at a packet of 3" squares I received from far-away lands for my Y2K quilt - I swapped with 80 different people a set of 25 squares, with a signature square, to get 2000 (mostly) unique squares for my quilt.
||The kids are all decorating a 6" square of bleached muslin, ironed onto wax paper for stability, with fabric crayons.
||Even Julie is making a square.
|Me too, but I'm behind the camera here of course :)
||I wanted to take a pic of all of the quilt creators to put on iron-on fabric transfers for the quilt. Here's Stacy.
||this is a better picture - the joys of a digital camera!
||My own David...
|Mr. Goofball, of course. By the end of this project he really got good at having me in the classroom without it totally hyping him up.
||This is the one we eventually used.
||Asmara took a nice one in one shot.
|Scott, David's best friend, was equally hammy...
||...this pose didn't really do it either - I got him later though.
|Here's David's drawn square. It hasn't been ironed yet, so the colors haven't gotten vibrant.
||I wanted a picture of the whole class for the quilt as well. Stacy's making the peace sign...
||I don't know how professional school photographers do this with 20+ kids! Miles and Scott are looking off to the right, and Clara has her eyes closed.
|Miles is still looking somewhere else, and I must have had the kids say something to purse their lips, since several of them are doing that.
||David is singing or something goofy, Clara has her eyes closed again!
|Finally managed to get a good pic of Scott for the quilt, with a real smile!
||The boys demanded a picture of their pile up...who am I to argue?
||Stacy and her quilt square.
|Scott is behind his square there, really.
||We still needed a decent picture of me for the quilt. This wasn't it, btw...