Quilt Camp

Whew! I’m back from a busy weekend away at Quilt Camp! I actually got back Sunday evening, but I still feel like I’m recovering from all the late nights and fun. We had such a good time. Thursday afternoon, Jeni drove to my house from Wisconsin so we could car pool to Michigan together. It was really nice to have someone to chat with during the drive and it seemed to go by rather quickly, rather than the 3+ hours. We stayed at the Hankerd Inn in Pleasant Lake, Michigan. It was so cute! Lots of old barns and cottages set up specifically for quilting/sewing retreats. The owner was just the sweetest and took such good care of us while we were there.

There was lots of open sewing time and also four classes. I taught my Poinsettia Mini Quilt Pattern.

There were quite a few people paper piecing for the first time – and we had a lot of success! These are only a few of the finishes.

Since I’ve already made one mini quilt from the pattern layout, I’m thinking of an alternative design with my blocks.

Heather taught Improv and everyone made really great blocks.

Jeni taught her famous drawstring bags and Brenda taught English Paper Piecing. There were bags and hexies popping up all over the place!

So much holiday sewing was accomplished – this is only part of the projects everyone finished.

These were my table mates for the weekend – my great friend Kara (we met just after college in 2000), Cristin, Angela, and Amanda.

And my fellow “camp counselors” – Heather, Brenda and Jeni.

I’m so grateful for everyone that came to hang out and sew. This was the first time for Brenda’s Quilt Camp and I know she plans many more! Hopefully many of you will get a chance to attend one of the future camp weekends.



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    Maureen Cracknell Handmade

    December 11, 2012

    I wish it wasn’t so far away! It looks like you all had a great time and made some beautiful things!! Awesome!

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    Carol T

    December 11, 2012

    I wish I could have gone to quilt camp. It was only a hour and half away from my house. I did not have any personal days from work to go since my boss used mine at his will not mine. It looks like quilt camp was a big success.

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    Kelly G

    December 11, 2012

    It really was a fantastic weekend! I loved every minute. Thank you for teaching us your pattern!

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    Cristin Wilson

    December 11, 2012

    I had a blast and learned a lot at the same time 🙂 I hope to attend another one in a few years! It was awesome!

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    December 11, 2012

    Quilt Camp WAS so fun. Thanks for posting all the great pictures, Faith. I finished up the table runner and it’s my daughter’s favorite. I think we may even attempt some more paper piecing soon … maybe.

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    Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quitls

    December 11, 2012

    Looks like you had a fabulous time! Beautiful projects everywhere and such happy faces! 🙂

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    December 11, 2012

    Yay, happy times! Looks like it was a blast and everyone made good stuff!

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    Nancy W

    December 11, 2012

    Wish it were closer maybe next time!! Projects all look great and a fun time had by all!

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    erin m.

    December 11, 2012

    Thanks so much for teaching us paper piecing, it was awesome and can’t wait to put together my pillow.

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    December 11, 2012

    Love your fabric arrangement in your blocks.

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    December 11, 2012

    That looks like it was a lot of fun. Hopefully you guys do one in Michigan next year. I would love to attend! I couldn’t swing it this year.

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    Bea @ CancunCOOKIE

    December 11, 2012

    Looks like you all had a lot of fun!

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    Cathy K

    December 11, 2012

    Wow, looks like so much fun. I think it’s much easier to learn in a smaller environment, to say nothing of making new friends!

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    Marcia R

    December 11, 2012

    Looks like it was sooo much fun!

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    December 11, 2012

    Wait, are the scarves required for camp counselors? 🙂 I’m so coming next time!

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    Mary Jane

    December 12, 2012

    Is there a website the lists quilting camps? I live 45 minutes from this camp and would have LOVED to participate. It looks like it was toooo much fun

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      December 12, 2012

      I’m not sure if there is a website of all the Quilt Camps out there, but I do know Brenda is going to try to do 2 or 3 of these each year. You can email her for more information at justabitfrayed (at) gmail.com

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    Jean F

    December 12, 2012

    Sounds like tons of fun!!!!

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    December 12, 2012

    So much fun! Can’t wait to do it again!

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    December 12, 2012

    I like your scrappy blocks very much.

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    December 12, 2012

    It was such a good time! I love my poinsettia pillow now that it’s on my couch. Thanks so much for teaching the pattern!! And hopefully I’ll be able to make it to a guild meeting once we get into the new year.

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    December 12, 2012

    it was so much fun to meet you! thanks for a really great weekend, hope we do it again.

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    December 13, 2012

    What a grand time you had!!

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    December 13, 2012

    Looks like you guys had a blast! I love sewing retreats 🙂

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    December 13, 2012

    that looks like so much fun! can’t wait until you guys do more!

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    December 19, 2012

    Yay what a fun post! And I really want to go stay at the Hankerd Inn now. How cute!


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