Little Red Schoolhouse
Quilt of the month for September
(from Prairie Children & Their Quilts)
An antique Schoolhouse Quilt I bought several years ago. It's a little frayed here and there and patched in places but these types of quilts are so rare. I love it very much just the way it is but perhaps will try to restore it someday.
September always means back to school time. Even for those of us who are not school age anymore. Quilters go to school too and I know many of you take quilting classes. The latest thing appears to be video classes on your computer, taken at your own convenience and leisure.
Today I am offering two of you a chance to enter a giveaway here for a crafting class. Take a look at Daily Craft TV. They have some wonderful video classes taught by popular, experienced teachers. And there are not just quilting videos either - there are classes on knitting, crocheting and scrapbooking as well.
A class on bindings taught by Liz Porter
A class on making Log Cabin quilts taught by Marti Michell
How to make a quilt of valor
There are many classes to choose from. So here's how it works - you can enter a comment here on my blog and then when I pick the 2 winners they will be e-mailed an access pass code to get into the class of their choice for free. Simple. The hard part is going to be following directions carefully. Listen good.
In your comment, tell me one of your memories from when you first started school. What was it that really sticks in your mind that made you either love or hate school? Try to keep it short.
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I had a love-hate relationship with school. I loved learning and playing school with my friends was a favorite game. I always did well in class but I was a very shy, anxious little girl and being at school all day, away from my mom, was difficult. Some teachers were mean and did not understand and just told me to grow up when I cried or got a stomach ache while others - like dear Mrs Riccio and later Mr Hollander - understood. They nurtured me and became my friends and because of them I went on to become a successful student. Compassionate teachers hold the key I believe. My son is a teacher now and I know he understands and is one of those nurturers himself.
Good luck to everyone! Include some way for me to reach you (e-mail) in your comment. Winners will be posted in a few days. Maybe as soon as Monday. I know you're all eager to go back to school . . . .