Thursday, October 22, 2009

Working with the Girl Scouts

USPS Commemorative stamp of Juliette Low issued October 29, 1948

As I posted earlier, I've been volunteering with the Girl Scouts and last Tuesday was the third session. I've been taking some photos of the progress the girls are making on their quilt. They are working on the journey called "In the Pink" about breast cancer awareness. We made fused pink ribbon blocks and then they pieced pink ribbon blocks. The center of the quilt is a portrait of Juliette Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts, who was a victim of breast cancer. Gerry, Mary Jo, and Anne from Piedmont Quilters assisted us as did Andrea and Charlotte from the Girl Scout organization.

One of the scouts pressing her block.

Gerry and Andrea finished piecing a block for one of the scouts who was absent on the second night.

Anne helping one of the scouts chain piecing her pink ribbon block.

Mary Jo helps one of the scouts with her pressing.

Gerry gives one of the scouts some pointers on chain piecing.

Andrea putting the unfinished blocks in bags for the next time.

Mary Jo working on squaring up the border blocks.

Gerry working on the border blocks.

Everyone signed the back which was composed of several donated breast cancer awareness fabrics.

The Girl Scouts working on the portrait.

One of our scouts had some good art class experience and mixed colors for the portrait.

Nearly finished with the portrait.

Gerry piecing the border blocks.

Mary Jo piecing border blocks.

Charlotte was kind enough to take this photo of most of the gang.

Mary Jo, Gerry and I are going to the girls scout meeting in November to show them sandwiching and basting of the quilt. It will hang at the Peaks to Piedmont administrative offices at Magnolia Manor for a time, then hopefully move around to women's hospitals. I had a wonderful time working with these girls and their leaders and look forward to doing more teaching with the scouts.


quiltcat said...

What a great project! it must have been fun and educational for the adults and for the girls. Was it the first exposure of some of them to sewing? Hope they turned into lifetime sewists!

Dana W. Fisher said...

Hi Cat,
Actually, we were lucky that all the girls had machine sewing experience, but they really liked learning about quilts and want to do more.
Kind regards,