Ahhh, Quilt Camp........
A lovely little cabin in the middle of a forest of pine trees.
A cool breeze making rustling sounds in the tree tops and
the tall grasses swaying in the wind.
Sounds of elk calling to thier mates.
The smell of a campfire burning.
Home cooked meals.
A comfy bed with a quilt on it.
Quilts adorning the walls everywhere you look.
A big sewing room filled with friends sewing to thier hearts content.
For a small view into the lives of our 10 campers
here is a pictorial view of the quilting weekend:
Linda started our weekend off by showing us the finished
version of her Round Robin that we had participated in
earlier this year.
The front AND the back are lovely.
We graced the design wall with some of the
little quilts we have been making to send off to
Ami Simms for auction.
lovely fall table runner.
Have a look and see if you can find the clack charm squares......
do a Fabulous Fall Mini-quilt swap.
Here are the results:
for a hike in the woods. What a delightful trek thru the woods.
We came upon this cute little squirrel munching on
DO NOT DISTURB!
We couldn't help but wonder what had happened there,
but finally decided that it must have been someone unlawfully
cutting down this huge tree.....perhaps for the beams it could provide.
but, oh no! He must have fallen in!
I wonder who the culprits could have been?
These blocks will be part of a 2 twin sized quilts.
I can't believe how quickly she was busting out these difficult blocks!
She won 30 Fat Quarters!
Get busy Judy.........we expect to see a quilt made!
He was wearing an ice cube body cast!
Watch out Killer........next time it could be concrete shoes!
and she has a tradition of making her a doll for
This doll started as a couple of wires found in the garage,
but with the creative genius of Joanne turned into this
beautiful work of art!
Can't believe how fast she is!
This is to become a Christmas tree skirt.
the new grandbaby she is expecting in the spring.
This is the FIRST grandbaby!
1st grandson's halloween costume.
It was really cute when she modeled the
ears, but I didn't get a picture of that...........
I know.........it makes me sad too!
She has these VERY PROLIFIC neighbor children
who keep having babies.
Once you start something it sure it hard to stop!
Ah, she doesn't really want to stop.......it gives her
a reason to make quilts!
Princess Pretty Butt was in rare form.
(NOW THERE"S a story! But I won't go into it at this time!)
She stopped her work from time to time to grace us with her
wisdom with wonderful "simple tips for quilters"
Princess Pretty Butt was elevated to QUEEN status
on this trip, but I can't seem to remember the name at this writing.
Must not have been as catchy as "Princess Pretty Butt".
In addition to working on a t-shirt quilt,
Kathy started this lively strip quilt.
Kerry started this nutcracker project
back at our very first quilt camp.
In 1999? or was it 2000?
She is very hopeful that it will grace her wall
this coming Christmas.
since it MAY be finished by Christmas and become a gift.
But I also made a plethoria of tablerunners
and the micro mitts, pillow case, and surgical caps shown below.
One of the ladies in our group is a surgical nurse and
requested that we make some fun surgical caps for
the young patients who come thru her hospital.
The 2 stuffed, blue pillowcases are filled with
all of the fabric scraps that would have been thrown away
Instead we filled the bags, sewed them across the top
and they will be donated to the Humane Society so
a dog or cat can have a comfy bed.
What a cool idea.........Thanks for sharing this tip with me Carla!
Wow! That was a long pictorial journey.
Hope you enjoyed it!
and remember when in doubt........
Lick it! Lick it!
Don't Waste it!