Denise's NeedleWorks
Location: Ames, Iowa, United States

I am wife to Jeff, homeschool mom to 8, a knit and crochet teacher and totally addicted to knitting, crocheting and other fiber arts. After knitting, crocheting and sewing my own clothing from the age of 10 on, I studied textiles & clothing in college. That lead me to 25 years of custom dressmaking and alterations work, while sewing, knitting and crocheting for my growing children. I have worked in the yarn industry for the past 3 years and have been designing my own knitting patterns. Visit my web site at Find me as DeniseInIowa on

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Sewing class quilt

I just had to show you what my homeschool sewing class is working on. I have 2 groups of homeschool kids. The Tuesday group has about 14 kids 5th to 11th grades. The Thursday group has about 8 kids 5th to 7th grades. They are great kids!

We had them embroider the letters of the alphabet on some pastel fabric blocks. Then I trimmed them and added sashing to each block. We found a cute alphabet fabric with pastel letters to match.

The kids quilted around the letter blocks through the batting and backing this week. Now I am attaching the blocks to each other (Lap Quilting style) as I get the finished ones.

The quilt will go to Birthright here in town. The kids are very excited about having helped with this quilt.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is so cool! I'm glad that the kids are able to contribute to such a good cause.


10:22 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

It must be fun teaching kids to sew that want to learn. I remember taking sewing in school. I love the quilt you are doing and it is going to a neat place. Keep up the good work.


1:40 PM  

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