About a month ago our daughter sent us a photo of our 5 yr old granddaughter, Caelyn, showing off her first Quilt. (Sorry, I don’t show pictures of her on my business sites as they go out to everyone so I cut off her adorable head.) Her Momma had this piece of fabric and she took her crayons and drew a picture in each of the “blocks”. She was so proud so GiGi, me, is going quilt it with fabric she picked out for the back and make it into a full-fledged quilt.
A few weeks later we went to visit them and Caelyn asked if I could make a special friend of hers a dress. Her little friend has major medical issues. She has been through a lot and Caelyn wanted to do something special for her. I told her it would be difficult to make a dress for a little girl I didn’t know but asked what if we made her a quilt instead? Caelyn loved that idea, so after she approved my quilt design we went to a fabric store and she picked out a special unicorn fabric and a matching fabric for me to use. The next day we were all doing things around the house and Caelyn decides to play quilt shop so she colors some white scrap fabric and lays it out with price signs.
It was the cutest thing. I couldn’t believe she came up with this after only 1 visit to a fabric shop. I see myself working for my granddaughter in a quilt shop some day, I would love that. Time will tell.
Do you have a little quilter in the making? Do you have ideas for teaching children to quilt? Would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. When I finish her quilt I will show you how it looks.
Have a great week. Happy Memories, Trish