This meeting I got to show them how to quilt!! I love quilts, they feel like a blanket filled with love to me. I have made a quilt for each of my children (actually, I'm still working on that...I have a couple of UFO's around - unfinished objects!)
I was able to share my passion, and the girls made a quilted potholder. I hope they'll be inspired to make their own quilts someday.
Our potholders were made with a simple square. The girls practiced their back stitching to hand sew around the outside. Then, they did a whip stitch to bind the edges. Finally, they were able to do a running stitch to quilt a simple design.
These are more decorative than useful - we didn't use a heat-resistant batting. The girls also thought they'd make great doll quilts.
I didn't keep track of what our Littles, 1/2 Pints & MCA were up to... teaching 13 girls to quilt was plenty enough for me!