• Sharon Prigan

Creating a Memory Blanket

She decided that upon reaching her Bat Mitzvah she did not want to have a standard party in a hall. Instead she wanted to share the experience of learning to sew with her classmates.


Sewing
Sewing


She began studying sewing with us when her nose barely reached the edge of the table. First, we saw her in the summer sewing camps, and then as she grew older, she decided that she wanted to learn more and more techniques and share the knowledge with her friends.


We sat down and planned the evening together. Her classmates would all learn to sew on a sewing machine and would prepare sewn squares for her which would then be sewn into a memory blanket for her.


She insisted that the entire blanket be made from upcycled fabrics. We taught her well - a good student.


Each one of her friends had to bring precut fabric squares from an upcycled shirt or sheet.

We added some more in her color choices.



The fabric selection
The fabric selection


Each one chose a few squares.



Choosing fabrics
Choosing fabrics


They were taught to sew on a machine




And how to iron


Learning to iron
Learnig to iron


She oversaw the color placement



Color placement
Color placement


And it began to take shape



Having fun joining squares
Having fun


The pile of squares were then joined



Patchwork squares
Patchwork squares

She tried it on for size


Tried the blanket on for size
Tried it on for size


It was backed with a pink fleece blanket that she brought from home.



Fleece backing
Fleece backing


And even quilted.



Quilted memory blanket
Quilted memory blanket


An unforgettable evening with a shared gift to last a lifetime.


For workshops https://www.priganart.com/sadnaotandhafalot

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