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    Well, I've been thinking of contacting the "home ec" dept at the high school to see if I could come and do a modest quilt introduction class and get some your people interested in sewing quilts and donating them to the Shriners cause. And lo and behold, a customer came in and told me that she is in that dept and they are looking for a servce project for a group of 30 girls and that she would help me in the after school tutoring of these girls. We will show them how to cut out and assemble simple patterns and make baby and lap quilts and then, we will take the activity bus the 110 miles to the Shriners Childrens Hospital and let the girls donate the quilts that they make directly. I think this will be a new added adventure to the Shriner project.
    She said they didn't have the funds to provide the girls with fabric, but I assured her that some of those girls will have a grandma or mother or someone with scraps and I would help with some scraps and we could make quilts from what we had on hand. Plus, some of you have been so generous in donating fabric to my cause and I can share a bit of that as well.
    So, a great day. I will meet with her on Wednesday afternoon. That will give me time to assemble some sample, simple blocks to give the girls some ideas and let them get creative.

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    That's such great news! I was going to go through all my children's fabric for the do you want this group, but since they will be making kids quilts, they would be perfect for your project. When are you going to get this started?



    Lorie

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    What a wonderful project! See how what you've started has spread? I'm so happy for you!

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    That sounds like fun!
    I remember when sewing was taught in schools. Now that it isn't anymore, young people are being left out of this useful skill.

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    GENIUS! This effort just screams creativity and charity, among other things. I wonder if 4H groups would take projects like this on? Congratulations on continuing your efforts for the Shriners Hospital.

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    This is an awesome idea! I have 5 1/2 yards to send you that I think might be fun for the kiddos to work with. Its a shade of blue. Click image for larger version. 

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    So exciting to work with a young group of girls and they will see how rewarding their projects will be. You are a wonderful person to share your talents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kgirlmom View Post
    This is an awesome idea! I have 5 1/2 yards to send you that I think might be fun for the kiddos to work with. Its a shade of blue. Click image for larger version. 

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    What a cute backing this would make for some quilts too!!

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    I did buy it to use as backing, but my 20-something daughters nixed the idea as being "lame". I think younger kids might like it, or anyone else, but not my kids. I think Terry will put it to good use... however she wants.

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    Click image for larger version. 

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    What a great way to continue to help your favorite charity, AND to encourage the next generation to be creative and giving!

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