Quilting passion continues in Arapahoe

On Saturday, May 18 Wagner’s Quilt and Conversation held an open house featuring quilts made by young quilters from their ages eight and up sewing class. The theme for the open house was “Princess for a Day” in honor of the Royal wedding.

Some people think of quilting as a lost art, but there is evidence through the work of the Kids Quilt Camp, that it has not been lost and that the new generation of quilters is active and excited. For their project, the girls made The Picnic Quilt with each one measuring 50”x60”.

Gretchen Kubik started the idea back in 2016 with a Kids Quilt Camp and two girls rode their bikes to the quilt shop wanting to learn how to sew. What started as a class on Tuesdays at 2:00 morphed into three classes per week with five to seven students per class. Classes are held on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays from 4:00- 5:00. The classes begin after Labor Day and run through Thanksgiving break until late January and through the end of the school year. There will be a  Kids Quilt Camp during summer break also.

For more on this story and more, check out our May 23, 2018 issue of the Arapahoe Public Mirror.

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