My grandson's third grade teacher missed the last month or so of school this year as she had to have surgery. It was suggested that it would be nice to present her with a quilt from her class - an idea from my daughter. "Can you make a quilt, Mom?" Sure! No problem. I actually had a great time. I went to the classroom and talked to the students about quilting and how the pioneers had to "go green" and make do with fabric from worn clothes to make quilts. No Target to run down to to buy a blanket! We talked about the resurgence of quilting in this country during the bicentenial and how it's grown ever since. The students were all very polite and had LOTS of questions. I had a quilt square for each of the students and they all drew pictures and wrote something about how they felt. Talk about darling! When I got the squares I put them together and took it with my BFF to quilt it on a long arm quilting machine that she teaches with. I can't thank her enough. We were there over four hours and she had a newly broken ankle - not one word of complaint from Nikki!!! After quilting and binding it I took it back to the classroom on the last day of school so the kids could give it to her. "Grandma Jean's here!" I received so many hugs and had to sign everyone's little third grade yearbook. I even received a book full of thank you letters. Good job substitute teacher Amy!!! Very humbling. Here are some pictures of the process.
Getting the top loaded.
Squared up and ready to bind and label.
Mission Accomplished!!!! Now how fun was that!?!