Quilting with children has always been a way for parents to bond with their kids.
Learn how this activity has evolved and tips for how you can encourage the next generation to keep quilting alive.
Quilting was usually passed down from mother to daughter as women were expected to run the household. While men tend to run the property.
Previous generations taught their children how to quilt by having them help with piecing fabrics together for the top.
Then when it came time to actually quilt, they would gather around in quilting bee fashion.
This worked well because it freed up some of the chores while passing the knowledge of techniques to future quilters.
Now a days inviting children into quilting project is done more in a selective manner. Kids aren’t forced to learn a skill that they are not interested in.
Some say that this is insuring that it will become a dying art form.
We’re here to tell you that just because a child isn’t interested in quilting today; it does not mean that in the future they will not quilt.
Children mature differently. Some display an interest early on while others it could be 20 years later. Be patient and spark their interest. Then the kids will come to you and ask to learn!
Learn the tips to ignite a child’s curiosity.
Watch the video to see our kid's first time using the sewing machine.
Quilting with children can be a fun bonding experience. Take it slow and enjoy each other’s company.
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