Open Line Friday–Kids and Quilting

Teaching Kids to Quilt

Good Morning, Quilters!

Here’s a sad fact…

Not one of my five daughters (all adults) knows how to run a sewing machine!  I wouldn’t hand any of them a rotary cutter…

They all dabble with hand stitching, and love to design quilts and pick fabric…

Based on the grammar school art above, there was a weak attempt at some point…but they were so busy with soccer, swimming and softball.

What about YOU?

Do YOUR children sew or quilt?

What did YOU do to encourage a hobby?

Who taught YOU to quilt/sew?

How old were YOU when you started quilting and sewing?

We’d love to hear!

#teacherfail

Lori

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Quilt Photography Quick Tip

 

 

Thimble, Lori Kennedy Designs

Good Morning, Quilt-Photographers!

Did you ever walk into your sewing studio and notice gorgeous light streaming in through the windows?

Look around and notice how the light casts shadows on your sewing notions.  Use your iPhone or “big” camera and start snapping photos.  Find or move notions to place them within the ray of light.  You can often get very pretty photos of the things you love.

Light, Quilt Photography

BUT–this is not a good way to photograph a full quilt–the streaming light will create shadows and color variations that are not desirable.  Instead…wait for a cloudy day and more even lighting–way better for full quilt shots!

May YOUR day be filled with streaming, golden light!

Lori

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!