I think it’s wonderful that all these young people are learning to sew. Unfortunately so many schools have dropped their home ec courses. It leaves a lot of young people high and dry when it comes to sewing skills.
I have seen many young quilters that are self taught making a lot of mistakes that can be prevented with some basic sewing knowledge. It is up to us older quilters and sewists to make sure that we teach future generations.
I love teaching kids. Of course, they have to be mature enough and ready to learn. Most of the ones that I have taught have been enthusiastic learners. Anyone can call the Bungalow and make an appointment for a lesson. We don’t usually schedule classes for kids or even adults. We teach many classes, but most of them are by arrangement. People are so very busy now and they can’t work around my schedule, so I have to work around theirs. And, that’s fine. We have managed to teach a lot of classes this way.
The kids that I have taught have done a great job with their projects.
Here’s a little 8 year old girl. She’s a Clover Bud in 4-H. I did not teach her to quilt, her grandmother had a hand in this one. She bought the fabric at the bungalow. It is so well done, and she was so proud of it. I can see a great deal of stash in her future!