Quilting with Thembi – Part 4 – by Sue Cameron

Thembi finished quilting both of her Saw Tooth Star blocks.  We may need to do a little more stitching on one of them as the block is a little puffy.  We’ll sort it out tomorrow.  We may even do some hand quilting with embroidery thread.  I felt that it was essential...

Quilting with Thembi – Part 3 – by Sue Cameron

Next, we cut out another Saw Tooth Star but this time we stitched it by machine.  Thembi whipped through the cutting in record time for a new quilter – it feels good to say that she is a new quilter. We had a problem when we took out the machine that had been issued...

Quilting with Thembi – Part 2 – by Sue Cameron

On Tuesday night, during dinner, Thembi and I discussed how I would go about teaching Thembi how to teach her students.  We discussed whether we should do handwork or machine work.  Eventually we decided that it would benefit the students most to do both:  handwork –...

Quilting with Thembi – by Sue Cameron

Last night I met a remarkable young woman.  Her name is Thembi.  She grew up in Jozini in Zululand and graduated from Walter Sisulu University in Mthatha in the Transkei, with a teaching degree in Consumer Studies.  Fresh out of university, she applied for a position...