I took quilting lessons when I retired from teaching 5 years ago. I had sewn since junior high but only clothes. I thought that the quilt I made in that class was my first quilt but I was wrong.
In 1988 I was teaching first grade and the whole school had to make a colonial project. I decided to have the children draw on fabric blocks. I ironed over the coloring to make it permanent and then put them together into a QUILT! My very first. We hung the quilt outside our room during the celebration.
The children were a little disappointed when I didn't let them take it home. No way to parcel this one out and so I kept it for me. So glad I did since I do enjoy this one every day. It is on the arm of the chair I sit in and when I look at it I can remember the children who made it.