Saturday, March 19, 2011

Kids Can Quilt

This quilt is in the Children's picture book area. Created by SCCL's own Ellin Klor, Mary Boyle, and Angie Vincente. See the blog post for more details.

Did you know that National Quilting Day is today (the 3rd Saturday in March)? It's a day created by the National Quilting Association to highlight the craft of quilting, or joining together two or more layers of material to make a thicker padded material. [source]

Detail from library quilt mentioned above
Quilting is a chance to use your imagination. You could make a quilt from clothes that are too small or ones that you don't wear anymore. You can pick whatever colors you want. Most often, you'll work from a pattern. Traditional quilts are sewn with needles and thread, and we have a collection of books with basic designs for kids old enough to work with needles. There's even one especially for teens and tweens. Have a look:

Kids Can Quilt: Fun and Easy Projects for Your Small Quilter by Dorothy Stapleton

Kids' Easy Quilting Projects by Terri Thibault

The Quilting Bee by Gail Gibbons

Teens & Tweens: Quilting Fun with Family & Friends by Anita Shackelford

Traditional Quilts for Kids to Make by Barbara J. Eikmeier 

Ask at the Youth Services Desk if you'd like more information about quilting and quilting resources!

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