|Riverwalk Quilters Guild||
Inspiring children to sew – it is what keeps quilting alive and perhaps the number one wish of shop owners and quilters alike. So what is the secret to passing on the quilting bug in this age of instant gratification and online “everything”?
Tracy Mooney, associate editor of Generation Q Magazine and BERNINA ambassador, along with her eleven year old daughter and “junior editor” Cydney, share simple ideas to start sewing with kids from toddlers up to teens. Her easy techniques show how simple items you already have in your stash, start kids playing with fabric and takes all the fear out of teaching kids to use a sewing machine. She shares her favorite products that help kids have more accurate results and offers fun sewing ideas and projects that keep their interest kindled.
Tracy Mooney Background
At the age of four, a “keep the little one busy” project made Tracy think she was making a quilt. Little did she know, this would create a lifelong obsession. When she was pregnant with her first son, she finally followed through on the itch to stitch, and has been cutting, piecing and quilting ever since. She has been quilting for 24 years, although her husband would say more obsessing and less quilting. A BERNINA Ambassador, she is an “all things quilting” junkie. She loves books, quilt shows, blogs, you name it. For the past three years she has poured her heart into the pages on Generation Q Magazine. As an associate editor, she writes articles, reviews books and designs projects for kids to sew in the feature We Sew 2. Tracy also has been a professional actress and McAfee’s Chief Cyber Security Mom. Her dream is to someday combine quilting and acting into one and hosts her own quilting show – it will be like the “‘quilty” version of TopGear or No Reservations.