Yes, my Paternal Grandma, Sue Harmon taught me to sew and helped me start quilting. My first project was a wall hanging made in 2012 - I was seven. Grandma did the cutting, but I did the sewing. I still have it.
Does your mother or father quilt?Yes, my dad, Mark Harmon, made a quilt when he was in 6th grade and tied it.
Here you can see that Mark's quilt has been well loved since 1984 and is showing some wear. But, don't we all show some wear as the years pass???
Have you ever taught someone to quilt?
Yes, my grandma needed volunteers to help with the Park Rapids Middle School after school quilting. I had taken the class for 2 years, so this year I helped teach. My favorite part of quilting is seeing the progress, it is fun and a great skill to have!
Here is an article from the Park Rapids Enterprise that was featured in 2012...
Quilters Teach Students Their Craft
Julia, as a student participating in the after school program in 2016, is here with volunteer, Joy Derr.
How many quilts have you made?
I have made 8-10 quilts and most of my inspiration comes from nature. My favorite block is the Friendship Star, and my favorite quilt is a log cabin quilt that was made during the Civil War. It has fabric from soldier's uniforms. This quilt is my Dad's and has been passed down through the family.
Be sure to come back to read about Sue's other grand-children! They all have great talent and are fortunate to continue in the tradition of Quilters Through The Generations.
Julia is proudly showing off her latest quilt with Grandma Sue. If you haven't headed over to Tu-Na Quilts to see Karen's story about when they met during the Minnesota Quilt Shop Hop, you really need to go...
Tell me, when did you start sewing?
Was it through a school program?
Or was it at home with a parent or grand-parent?
Be sure to leave a comment to let me know...
Photos courtesy of Tu-Na Quilts and Sue Harmon