Last fall E chose some fabric to use in her first quilt. I cut the blocks and marked stitching lines on them. Then I showed her how to do a running stitch. This lasted for a couple of months and about 1/3 of the blocks getting sewn together. So this summer I showed her how to use the sewing machine and the quilt is done!
She did 90% of the sewing. I helped mostly on the binding.
This was probably more of a learning experience for me than for her. I am not a patient teacher and we would often put it away for a couple of weeks because we would both get frustrated. I mostly had to get over expecting too much from her. (she's only 6, after all)Her reward was coming to a quilt guild meeting and showing the finished product.