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.
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.
Each one chose a few squares.
They were taught to sew on a machine
And how to iron
She oversaw the color placement
And it began to take shape
The pile of squares were then joined
She tried it on for size
It was backed with a pink fleece blanket that she brought from home.
And even quilted.
An unforgettable evening with a shared gift to last a lifetime.
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