Some of my favorite moments were watching kids who seemed to lack confidence in themselves really get excited and feel empowered about quilting. And they should. These kids really rose to the occasion, making me feel welcome and challenging themselves and each other. They were amazing, and the teachers were great and very accommodating--I couldn't have done it without them.
I have to give props to Francesca denHartog and Valley Fabrics in Northampton, MA (three free bags of fabric and a generous discount on class supplies), the fabulous members of my Round Robin (great fabric), the Hands Across the Valley Quilters Guild ($150 in grants through their "Kids and Quilting" program), and my local Freecycle group (more free fabric).