Laurel classes come in many shapes and sizes. Maybe there are 20 of you. Maybe there are 7. Maybe your miamaid and laurel class is combined because there aren’t a lot of of you. Whatever your laurel situation is I want to let you in on a secret: all the other young women are looking to you. Looking to you for boy, fashion, mission, makeup, school, personal progress and relationship advice—just to name a few!
If your laurel class isn’t unified it can really cramp the vibe for the rest of the young women. Did any of you watch, “Once I was a Beehive?” I saw it floating around Netflix a few months ago and decided to watch it while my husband was working on something in the other room. At one point he had to come in to see what was going on because I was laughing so hard. Another time I was crying. I absolutely loved it. The film takes place during girls camp. There really isn’t anything like girls camp to unify a group.
Since we can’t be at girls camp all the time I want to give one idea for something you can hopefully initiate in your laurel class: a laurel quilt.
Before you stop reading because quilting/sewing/crafting isn’t your thing let me explain.
In my laurel class one girl decided she wanted to make a quilt to take away with her to college—she also used it as one of her personal progress pojects. She and her parents bought the materials and we dedicated two Wednesday night activities to help her tie it. The quilting boards were borrowed from the Relief Society closet and the leaders provided snacks. We had so much fun sitting, tying, chatting and eating. Once it was all tied she was in charge of binding it herself—or asking for additional help—but each knot on the quilt was tied by our laurel class.
We had so much fun with this activity that a lot of us in the class decided to do the same. I have taken my sunflower quilt with me to college, my first apartment after getting married, and now my kids like to have picnics on it. Every time I see this quilt I see my laurel class who helped me put it together.
“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for bretheren (and sisters) to dwell together in unity!
What has your beehive, miamaid or laurel class done to become more unified?