The Barnstable Recreation’s Beginner’s Sewing class just finished last week and these adorable young ladies are obviously proud of their accomplishments.
With assistance from members of the Crazy Quilters Guild and a few other volunteers, the girls honed their skills over a 5-week period and created their own pincushion, Christmas stocking, potholder, table runner and these colorful drawstring backpack bags.
Each time, the girls were allowed to pick their own fabrics. In spite of having a variety of used and/or donated sewing machines that at times didn’t cooperate, everyone worked their way through each project with determination and it was great to see their confidence build each week.
Thank you to Kellie Crawley, Program Coordinator for the Barnstable Recreation Program and her mom, Lori Crawley, Crazy Quilters President for putting this program together and keeping sewing alive in our young people. Many of the students have moved on to the Advanced class where they will complete a small lap quilt.