Quilt Youth Academy
The Quilt Youth Academy is an amazing initiative in collaboration with Husqvarna Viking SA and Mari Strydom.
There are almost 100 children and young adults actively quilting in the program and they are doing excellent work. Husqvarna Viking SA, Quiltalk, Quiltersbasket and Smart Craft are sponsoring the monthly prizes.We encourage other quilt and craft businesses to sponsor this program. Any contribution would be of great help.We have received pre-loved sewing machines, which we service and give to mentors in areas where there are no sewing machines available.We would also welcome donations of your old quilting tools and scrap fabric to pass on to participants who have few resources… they would really help a talented young quilter!Husqvarna Viking wants to invest in our youth. Every participant is a potential quilter.
Let’s join hands and ensure our beautiful craft is passed on to the younger generations.
For further information please contact Mari Strydom at email@example.com
SAQG is committed to fostering an interest in quilt making in the younger generation so we have quilters in the future to carry on the traditions, new ways and develop a love of patchwork and quilting for years to come.
We hope to have many join the Quilt Club 4 Youngsters and follow the steps to learning to sew and quilt.
We hope to connect with parents and quilters willing to mentor, teach and guide the youngsters on their quilting journey.
Our goal is to help to grow a generation of young people whose eyes are bright with enthusiasm for quilting.
Ready, steady, off we go!
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Ready, steady, off we go
Today, we will start off by getting the tools together and making a cool box to put them in.
How to thread a needle
You are going to sew a few stitches that through gauze to make a cute mug mat.
Knot the thread
Today we are going to introduce in new tool to keep in our treasure box.
How to pin
Needles and pins are both sharp. Needles have an eye to thread and pins have a head.
Learn to draw a quilt block
Use shapes like squares, triangles and rectangles and sometimes curves sewn together in a specific way to create the design.
Cutting with scissors
When sewing, one of the most basic skills is the ability to competently cut with a pair of scissors.