Summer 2013

This summer, the studio was a busy place, buzzing with budding seamstresses! I had a great time seeing and sewing with students from past years and introducing sewing to a new group of enthusiastic young girls. I need to thank the parents of these girls for allowing me the pleasure of sharing my love of sewing with their children. These girls are so creative and talented! I can’t wait to see what they create with their new sewing skills. Click on any of the photos below for a better look at the cute projects they made this summer.

Thanks again to all my summer camp participants and parents for a great summer of sewing!

 

 

Summer 2012 wraps up!

What a wonderful way to wrap up a fabulous summer of sewing!  I had the sweetest girls in class last week who are also very talented!  These girls jumped right in and by Tuesday, you’d never have known they were beginners.  After making some fun note card sets, they were eager to tackle their first fabric project, patchwork pillows.  They also made headbands, journal covers, pin-on fabric flowers, and some adorable tote bags. Everything turned out just fantastic!

Thanks so much to these awesome girls for helping me wrap up the first summer of sewing in the new studio!

We just keep on sewing!

What a fun group I had last week!  One of my students from last summer brought a friend who was new to sewing and I also had the pleasure of meeting a very creative, self-taught budding seamstress!  These girls had some really creative ideas and I really enjoyed seeing the fabrics they put together and watching how quickly they picked up on new skills.  These photos show only a sampling of what was made last week.  They also created adorable fabric boxes, headbands, pincushions, note card sets, and letter shaped pillows.  Thank you for joining me last week, girls!  I had a wonderful time!

T-shirt Quilt Camp

One of my sweet students from last summer requested a t-shirt quilt camp for this year.  I’m a pretty avid quilter, but I had never made a t-shirt quilt, so I jumped at the chance.  After a few prototypes, I decided on a construction method I think was perfect for our camp setting.  By making a rag quilt, we were able to quilt the blocks as they were created, rather than having to quilt the entire assembled quilt.  The t-shirts were stabilized, trimmed to size, and sashed with woven fabrics which would unravel nicely when washed.  We used fleece for the backing.  I’ll let the results speak for themselves! (Click on an image below to browse the gallery.)

This was a fun group of girls to spend the week with and I think the t-shirt rag quilt needs to be a regular on the studio class schedule!