A new quilter is born!

I taught a class today at People, Places and Quilts.  An easy big block pattern called Between Friends from Party Time by the same gal who did Yellow Brick Road – T. Atkinson.  I had three students in the class and one was a very nice thirteen year old young man.  He is very tall and lanky and so sweet and polite.  His mom took the class, too.  He has some sewing experience and did pretty well with rotary cutting and caught on to seam pressing.  He is making a QUEEN size quilt for  his new  bed!!  He got everything cut and had over half of his blocks sewn – although not all of them squared up yet. 

And he signed up for two more classes while he was there!!  He told his mom not to tell anyone at school what he was doing so I brought in “Mr. Ed” who works at the shop, services the sewing machines, quilts, teaches classes, is a member of our guild, and is a retired Marine master sergeant.  We proclaimed very loudly that “real men quilt!!”

What a great day!! 

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sheila Moore
    Oct 27, 2007 @ 22:19:48

    KK, Sounds like you had a great class today. So good to see young people interested in quilting. Keep up the good work. Sheila


  2. Jan
    Oct 27, 2007 @ 22:38:27

    Oh that sounds fun!! And of course real men quilt!! Ricky Tims, Mark Lipinski, and heck there are a lot of longarm men quilters in my area…. He’s in good company… including yours 😉


  3. AllenQuilts
    Oct 28, 2007 @ 10:00:32

    How cute! Good for him!


  4. carlafibers
    Oct 28, 2007 @ 13:13:07

    What a terrific story!! I have only had one male guy in my quilt classes. This one sounds like a quilter in the making!


  5. Maureen
    Oct 28, 2007 @ 13:35:16

    I saw the young man he is tall,lanky and cute. I’m so glad it worked out. Great to have new quilters sewing and taking classes.


  6. janice
    Oct 28, 2007 @ 17:28:48

    KK – so glad things went well with the young man yesterday. I really have a special feeling for the student making her first quilt in my Bethlehem class. I think a quilter always remembers their first quilt, and their first quilt teacher!



  7. Corky
    Oct 28, 2007 @ 22:11:51

    He sounds like a great kid and I’m glad you were able to introduce him to Ed. Wonder if he has started fighting yet with his mom over who gets first choice in the stash!

    Miss y’all and will be thinking about you on TT Tuesday.


  8. KK
    Oct 29, 2007 @ 08:47:06

    Corky!!!! We miss you, too! Hurry home.


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