Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Sewing 101: The Next Generation


 My daughter has been a big part of my sewing and quilting, starting with hanging out inside the quilt stores as a child.

 Here she is last spring in Mulhouse, France across the street from the textile museum
She accompanied me to NYC where we both enjoyed the Infinite Variety quilt show. 

She has had the privilege to meet several of my dear quilting friends.



She has browsed textile shops in Paris.
 Enjoyed the quilt show in Alsace, France.
 She has seen rare and beautiful textiles from Beauville.

So I guess it wouldn't be too surprising that for Christmas she asked for sewing classes!

The Portland Fashion Institute had the perfect class: Learn to Sew 1.  Mondays, January 4-25, 6-9 pm OR Tuesdays, January 5-25, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm. Learn to sew in this first level of beginning sewing. Bring your machine or rent one from us. Learn basic survival stitches — as well as the way professionals sew — while you make an apron. Sew quickly and painlessly. Learn to read and understand commercial patterns. No sewing experience is required. Includes pattern & handouts. 

Today was her second class and she loves it! She also signed up for a textile lecture and a beginning sashiko class at A Common Thread quilt shop! 
It is fun to see her show more of an interest. It only took 32 years!!

28 comments:

  1. Love this, Lori! My daughter finally tried quilting and then became a confirmed scrapbooker. But grandson Nate, at 5, is very interested in quilting. We sew together when he comes to my house and I told him I'd buy him a machine when he is 8.

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  2. I have to take care of myself so I can experience this with my grand-girl, who is only 7 months old. So happy for you.

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  3. This gives me hope for my daughter, she's only 18 so there's still time!!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  4. How fun! Jessica and I get to sew and quilt together, not often enough, but it is fun to have this craft in common.

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  5. How lucky you are! I would love if my 33 year old daughter would finally become interested in quilting. Well, she is interested ... in the quilts I've made that she can snuggle under, lol! But she's very creative and artistic in her own right, and I'm happy with that.

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  6. Lori, You must be on cloud 9! How wonderful that she is following in her Mom's footsteps.

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  7. How wonderful! You will have lots more sewing adventures to come!

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  8. Ooooh ! That's nice ! Wonderful ! Amazing !!
    I'm so happy for you and her !
    OK Rene ! Do you have a blog ?? LOL !

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  9. Better late than never?!

    Well if Rene ever decides to come to my shores, please tell her she can attend any of my class for free :)

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  10. Yay for Rene! It is wonderful to find a craft to relax and enjoy. And with all those fabulous quilts and quilters for inspiration who could resist?

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  11. Hurray! My daughter is 52 and other than a home-ec sewing class in high school, has never had a sewing interest.

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  12. What a delightful turn of events! Now she will not only be able to accompany you, she will share your interest and passion.
    I recall that my daughters strongly resisted the 4-H sewing lessons I made them complete, but they have both found a creative outlet as adults with their sewing skills

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  13. I am so happy for you!! Wasn't Beauville wonderful!!

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  14. I guess her creative genes said "It's time, ask Momma!" Glad she heard the call and asked you.

    My mom doesn't quilt but we've visited many shops together and often brings me just the right thing to tempt me.

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  15. Admire your patience and congratulations to the reward of harvest. You planted the seed.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  16. Wonderful! Looks like you will have more shared quilting/fabric/textile adventures in the future!

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  17. That's so wonderful! I hope it continues to be something you can share :0)

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  18. Lori felicitaciones, con tus enseñanzas tu preciosa hija sera una gran quilter,
    no tengo hijas, y mis ahijadas de momento no muestran interés, por coser,
    sueño que mis ahijadas-nietas algún día se interesen
    saludos

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  19. That's awesome news! But just make sure she doesn't even THINK about touching your stash, right??? ;-) You're the BEST teacher possible.

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  20. Better late than never. I'm afraid my daughter is going to be a "never".

    Charlotte

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  21. Yay!!! Maybe there is hope for Hanna, she's 22 :) although I think she'll always be more of a collector - private collector

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  22. So pleased Renne has taken up the mantle. What fun to watch and see if the hobby takes hold.

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  23. So there is hope for me yet..... my daughter is 18 and does not show the slightest interest in all of this.... She loves using the quilts I make, but sewing something herself....no interest at all. Must be lovely to share this, have fun!

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  24. Wonderful! I hope I don't have to wait 11 more years for this to happen at my house ha ha! If it doesn't happen for my daughter, dare I hope it will for my son's girlfriend???

    I love your cheddar setting with the brown border for your stars in a time warp. I'm still working on my first group of stars on solid white background, but I'm looking for ideas of how to set my second group of all prints, a much scrappier look. The cheddar really sets them off.

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  25. This post reminds me of Christmas 2009 at our house. Our daughter and son-in-law came for an overnight visit, bearing a large gift bag. On Christmas morning I reached my hand into the bag and knew before I ever pulled it out that there was a quilt inside. My daughter, even with her crazy schedule as an early education teacher, had taken the time to make a flannel quilt for her parents for Christmas! As the kids left later that day, I remember watching them walk down the driveway with my brain happily exclaiming, "I made a quilter!! I made a quilter!!". It is one of my most favorite memories!

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