Thursday, November 12, 2009

Green quilters and distance learning

Today our quilt guild (Kaw Valley Quilters) presented a program about GREEN quilts for distance learning sites around the state of Kansas.
I was eager to see how this program worked. We gathered at the northeast Kansas library office in Lawrence, one of 17 sites around the state with enhanced library meeting rooms. We assembled our show-and-tell items in front of what looked like a big screen TV.

At 10 a.m. we started talking to (all in Kansas) quilters in Sublette, Dighton, Dodge City, Colby and Coffey County public libraries. On our screen was the image of a room full of students (grades 5 through high school) in Wellington (and perhaps one more school participated).

We told them quiltersare all about being GREEN. We have always recycled, often making do with what we have. Various guild members showed off their garage sale finds, treasured family quilts made from old clothing, and newly created thrifty items! We showed t-shirt quilts in Wellington and Lawrence at the same time. And the kids demanded a repeat performance of a sparkly quilt made for the best dog ever, the dearly departed Lexie Brackman.

Hats off to the library system in Kansas for having such a swell learning program in place. This was a special distance learning WEEK, focusing on recycling ideas. And a special hello to the kids in Wellington!


  1. What a great idea! Hello to all the Kaw Valley quilters...Kathe

  2. Deb, thank you to you and your fellow quilters for participating in distance learning week.

  3. We enjoyed you ladies soooo.... much! thanks for having patience with the kids questions.
    Thanks again, The Kids In Wellington!