Quilt Camp!

Who wants to go to camp? Quilt Camp! Quilt Camp is a holiday sewing retreat where you can get together with friends, relax, finish those last holiday gifts, and take classes from some of us Midwest bloggers! The retreat is scheduled December 7-9 (the 6th is an optional day).

Quilt Camp will take place at the Hankerd Inn in Pleasant Lake, Michigan. We are going to have a blast! Isn’t it cute?

I will be teaching Foundation Piecing and we will make an 18″ pillow/mini quilt (your choice!) which matches the Quilt Camp logo.

Poinsetta Pillow - Quilt Camp!

Jeni Baker of In Color Order will be teaching her awesome Drawstring Bag pattern in a variety of sizes (perfect for wrapping gifts!).

Heather Jones of Olive and Ollie will be teaching Improvisational Piecing.

Brenda Ratliff of Pink Castle Fabrics and Just a Bit Frayed will be teaching English Paper Piecing, specifically how to make hexies and then applique them onto a surface such as a purse or tea towel.

Pricing includes shared lodging (see the Information Page for details on rooms), brunch and dinner each day and ALL classes. They only thing you need to bring is your fabric, sewing machine and notions. We will provide you with project supply lists before December.

Click Here for Quilt Camp Details and Schedule
Click Here to Purchase your Quilt Camp Ticket (December 7th – 9th, 2012)
Click Here to Purchase an Additional Night for Quilt Camp (December 6th)

There are only 32 spots so I encourage you to sign up quickly if you want to come. I hope to see you there!

Weekend Fun with the Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild


I’m back from another weekend away, this time sewing Improv with the Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild.


I had such fun on Saturday! I spent about 5 hours with a wonderful group of ladies, demoing and talking about piecing improvisational log cabins and watching everyone’s different blocks come together.


Huge thanks to the super sweet and funny Andie (above) for coordinating this workshop and inviting me to come teach. And also a big thank you to the Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild for hosting me (and showing up!) and those that traveled several hours to attend.

Me, explaining block layout options

My mom and sister even came to join in the fun.


Lots of happy in-action photos…everyone made such amazing blocks!












And my sister will tell you – quilting is not for the faint of heart. It was 85 degrees in the room! We are all super tough troopers though and quilted through the heat.

Crafty Chloe by Heather Ross at Hancocks - my dd is going to go nuts! Thanks for the tip @jenib320 !

Finally – completely unrelated but while I was in Cincinnati I found out from Jeni that Heather Ross has some fabric at Hancocks! I rushed to the store by my parents house and picked up some prints. These are from the children’s book she illustrated, Crafty Chloe. (Which my daughter happens to love!) I was so excited to see them, I am a huge sucker for any of her artwork. If you want some for yourself, be sure to check out your local Hancocks store in the Girl’s Novelty section.

Improv Piecing at the Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild ~ This Saturday

The Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild has announced the location and time for my Improv Piecing Workshop this Saturday, July 14th. You do not need to be a member of the CMQG to attend, just head over to their blog for details. There is a limit of 30 people, so be sure to sign up if you want to attend.

For more details on our project, check out my post on the Off Centered Improv Quilt. It’s going to be a lot of fun, I hope to see you there!

Off Centered Improv Workspace

Sewing Summit 2012


Yea! The beans have been spilled and I can finally announce that I have the honor of being one of the teachers at this year’s Sewing Summit! I will be co-teaching a class on advanced techiniques with the enormously talented Kati Spencer of From the Blue Chair. The goal of two teachers in one class is to have lots more hands on help for everyone there. I can’t wait to share more about the class over the next few months, and hopefully meet many, many, many of you in Salt Lake City this October!