Sunday, February 24, 2013

The Younger Generation

I was at a Toronto high school 2 weeks ago giving a talk about quilting. The grade 8's heard some quilt history and saw some images of textile work from different countries and from different time periods.

Last week I was back imparting my knowledge of this craft to this younger generation. We made quilt blocks.

The students were enthusiastic and marvelled at the complicated designs one could create with a simple square or half square triangle.

tile floor in a train station, France.

I am glad I was invited to share this passion of mine. The universities in Italy are also teaching crafts to their students in order to ensure those skills continue and are not lost forever.

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