Friday, July 25, 2014

Sewing Camp at the YMCA

 I wanted to share a few pictures of the YMCA's summer
sewing camp program pictures.  This was session 3 of 4 and the one
I was asked to be a part of.  It was the American Girl Doll sewing
session and 11 girls signed up all bring their dolls.
 I didn't have a second in the Y class to take pictures because there was
only the instructor and myself to handle 11 girls.  We were teaching
them to hand-tie a doll quilt. The quilts were made already so it was
learning how to thread a needle and push it through the fabric to
tie a double knot then a bow.  I found it amazing many girls didn't know how
 to tie a bow ... I guess we've entered the age of Velcro!
 After class we loaded the girls onto the Y bus and off we went
to Kathy's quilt shop to show the girls how quilts are professionally quilted
by using the two machines Kathy had set-up in her shop.
 The large machine {you can see the lights across the top}
costs $35,000.00 ... I'm not sure what the smaller one cost
but it's way up there also.
 Each girl was assigned a number and they used the hand control
to do a design in their block.  The girls were fearless!

 After leaving Kathy's shop we headed back to the Y for lunch
and part two of the sewing camp.  I left at that point as two other
instructors came in.  It was fun showing the girls what
a pattern looked like and examples of clothing and quilts
I took along.  I wish I had taken a picture of the table I set up
with everything displayed.  
I made these little skirts for the girl's
American Girl doll.  They loved them
and put them immediatley on their dolls.


  1. Wow that some impressive sewing machinery. Glad it went well and of course the girls loved the little doll skirts. You are always so thoughtful and kind. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. Looks like a fun day for everyone. That is some impressive machine. I wouldn't have minded getting a chance to try it out

  3. That is a wonderful class. I think they should have one for sewing kilts for a Scottie Dog.
    Sweet William The Scot