I took a required Home Economics class my first year in High School. On one of the first days of class our teacher, Mrs. Trainor, told us that we would be constructing a garment, learn to bake, and learn how to design and decorate a home.
had never sewn before, as my own Mom did not sew. So we learned about
fabric and thread, and sewing machines, tracing wheels and zippers. And
each one of us made a garment!
graduating from High School, I realized that making garments was fun and
challenging. I ended up taking another garment class through Adult
Education offered in our public schools.
After marrying and starting a family, I found the local craft stores offered
different classes. Cake decorating was a great asset to make birthday
cakes for my little children. But the class that changed how I looked
at a sewing machine was the quilting class.
that time, we used scissors, templates and we hand stitched everything.
When our class was almost over, our teacher brought out an instrument
that she said would make cutting our fabric easier. Can you guess what
it was the first time I ever saw a Rotary cutter. None of the students
were impressed, saying "How could this pizza cutter take the place of
scissors?" Not only were we wrong, but my sister in love took a class
at a new quilt shop and learned Eleanor Burns Quilt in a Day method.
Sewing has never been the same for us since ;-)
How about you?? Who taught you to quilt??
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