Friday, May 18, 2012

Perseverance and Resilience - A Quilt Series

It's been a very, very busy three days. It's been a year since our last 3 day ep (blame the Rugby World Cup for that) and I had forgotten how full on they are. Great, but super-full on. Kids don't leave at breaks - they want to keep working. That doesn't happen ever during regular classes!

Anyway, by the end of the three days 8 quilts are finished and 6 are nearly finished. Most of the children hadn't done any sewing since Intermediate School four or five years ago. They found handsewing the binding on the most challenging part and it took them half a day to do it. Huge perseverance and resilience.

If you want to see more pix or read what some of the children wrote, here's the blog.


  1. That's so amazing! Well done to all of them and they produced some great quilts for first-timers too. I'm super-impressed - and good on you Miss White for indoctrinating them into the modern style so early-on while they're still impressionistic ;)

  2. I'm so glad you posted these! The kids did a great job, and I'm so happy that you are teaching them an awesome craft. The quilts are all so pretty! : )