My sister (Karen Terrens) is a professional long-arm machine quilter and makes show winning quilts. (I hope to show you a quilt she has entered in the Melbourne Craft and Quilt Show later this week!). We have also encouraged our own children to make quilts.
Way back in January 2005 (Summer Holidays) my sister and I ran an informal one-day quilt making workshop for our children. We planned a simple quilt for them to machine piece. We had three children(two boys, one girl), two sewing machines, and a whole lot of concentration.
My sister and I did all the rotary cutting and the pinning, however, each child chose their own fabrics, prepared their own layout of blocks and completed all of their own sewing.
January 2005The day ended with a completed quilt top made by each child. These quilt tops were subsequently machine quilted by my sister. They are much loved quilts, and I am sure one day they will look back upon these pictures fondly. (Apparently it isn't all that cool for teenagers to sew - permission to post these photos required some negotiation!)