I have had the biggest ah-ha moments with the Girl Scouts. The latest one is over sewing. The girls in our troop love it. Their reaction was completely unexpected -- by me. As leaders, we thought it would be fun for them to make simple fleece hats that involved sewing one simple seam.
One seam and they were hooked. They wanted more. And this quilt is what they did. Each girl making a four piece square. Then taking turns with the individual assembly steps and ironing.
Not stopping there; they have a second quilt in the works. So in today's world where you can buy all your worldly needs, those basic skills like sewing, knitting, and cooking still have a place and should not be forgotten.