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.

4 comments:

  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

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  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

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

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