By the Girl Scout Junior Troop #1221 from Lexington, KY
Kristin Fisher-Troop Leader: Sandy Mason-Assistant Leader: Lisa WrightProject Coordinator; From Lexington, KY
Title – “In the Future…”
Dream Theme – World Community
Who Participated: Girl Scout Junior Troop 1221: Camae, Elle, Emily, Gillian, Ivey, Jillian, Julia, Katherine, Katie, Kaylea, Lauren, Lexie, Maria, Samantha, and Sydney.
Techniques Used & Materials Used: We selected “reused” materials: a white sheet from Goodwill, and fabric remnants for sashing. We ironed fabric onto freezer paper for easier handling while coloring. The girls used crayons and fabric markers to draw directly on the fabric or onto sandpaper transfers. The images were ironed to melt the crayon into the fabric and heat-set the markers. The girls machine-pieced their individual squares to the sashing, signed the back panel with fabric markers, the pieces were joined into a single quilt panel by machine, and the quilt was hand tacked.
Tell us the story behind your panel: “The girl scouts drew their visions for the future of our world community. Their hopes for the future included finding a cure for breast cancer, keeping the Earth clean, going green, stopping racism, driving flying cars, saving the oceans, making school fun, and having world peace.”