My mother taught me to sew. She let me use the machine to make doll clothes and then helped me with various 4-H sewing projects. In high school, I took Home EC so probably learned a lot there but only remember that my mother taught me so much. Both my grandmothers quilted but I never was around them to learn or practice, so I didn’t learn quilting till about 8 years ago, and I’m still so very new at it, as I’ve only made a couple quilts.
I remember one specific summer 4-H project. I decided to make pajamas and mom helped me design my own. It was blue and white, bottoms were basic shorts (just made bigger than shorts to allow for ease of wear). The top was the special part. I gathered strips of materiel blue and white which were pieced together horizontally. I didn’t do a great job describing it, but what I do remember I liked the results. After modeling at a style show (which I did not realize was a judging event!!) won first place in sewing and design! I was so relaxed modeling the outfit, but might not have been if I had known I was being judged for presentation along with my sewing abilities. WOW, it was a happy and exciting time.