August 21, 2013

DC Modern

Today was the August DCMQG meeting at Capital Quilts. 

It's so nice to see and chat with everyone. 

Meli shared a tutorial on paper piecing :)

There were also some really pretty show & tells...

Even some clothing was shared :)

Thanks to everyone who came out. I'm really looking forward to next months meeting.

Final week

It was my last week in Arlington.  It was an interesting week. It started off strong with very eager  knitters and embroideries and then my health took a dive. Actually my son was the one that caught a virus that I then was "lucky" to get as well.
Unfortunately I had to cancel one of the days to get myself back to shape. Despite the day set back there was lots of knitting and lots of cute embroidery going on. Check it out...

Next week I'll be in Falls Church teaching some eager kids machine sewing skills!

August 16, 2013

Final days

This past week was my final camp week for Summer 2013 and my first at Falls Church. 
I had such a great time I hope to have more weeks at Falls Church in future camps.
Take a look at all the sewing from this week.

I love how enthusiastic kids get when they make their own stuff. I like to think I have planted some sewing seeds and I can't wait to see it grow!!

Happy summer!

August 4, 2013

Another productive week!

Wow did the time fly this week! Everyone was so busy making fun projects that there were days that I completely forgot to take pictures :( I was able to take a few, though it doesn't reflect the amount of work or finished projects that resulted last week. 

In the morning camp, students learned to sew on sewing machines by competing 4 projects, one of which where these fabric trays.

Then there was free choice and the kiddos had so much fun picking their projects

In the afternoon camp, Open Studio, students picked out their own projects and brought their own fabrics and set to work....

This student picked a fun dress to complete.

This kiddo was mass producing pillow covers for her room (6 total!)

A quilt reflecting her favorite books. Can you guess a few blocks?

4 new curtains for her room. Love those colors!!!

Thank you to all my campers for making this such a fun week. 
I have one more week at Arlington and then I move to Falls Church. 

July 28, 2013

Half way done

Friday marked the half way mark for my summer camps.  Three weeks down and three more to go!

Friday seemed like it was a sprint to the finish line. There were so many fun projects that were created and I wanted to make sure that kids took home completed projects (since I know many would stay unfinished otherwise).  Because of all the mad sewing that was going on I forgot to take pictures of quite a few finishes but below you can see many of the completed projects from this week. 

My students continue to amaze me. 

 Today I started a camp of all new sewers and an afternoon camp of what I like to call "old bees" :) 

I will try to remember to take pictures tomorrow... It's so easy to forget with so much going on. 

July 25, 2013

Week 3: Open Studio

This week has blown by! I had 2 Open Studio camps this week. Open Studios are where kids bring their ideas and materials and I help them complete them. Students have picked some great projects. Here's the week so far in pictures...

Working on another project while wearing her first (pj pants)

This cutie created a bunny of her original design!

This is soon to become a skirt.

Finished stuffed elephant!

A bow to finish off her outfit.

This dress started as a drawing and no pattern was used!

And who can't use a cute stuffed octopus on their bed?

There are still lots and lots of works in progress!

Check back to see the final finishes :)

July 19, 2013

So many finishes

This week has really been quite a productive one.  

Lots of hard work ....

Resulted in all these and more finishes...

Bags seemed to be very popular too :)

Thanks girls for making this such a fun week. 

Next week I am helping students complete projects they have decided on in Open Studio camps. 
I'm sure my mouth will be hanging in awe once more :)