Camp Stitchalot - Spring 2014 | Modern quilting fabrics by Pink Castle Fabrics

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Camp Stitchalot - Spring 2014


Who: Camp Counselors!

     Sara Lawson - Sew Sweetness

     Kristin Link - Sew Mama Sew

     Brenda Ratliff (your hostess) - Just a Bit Frayed / Pink Castle Fabrics

     Rossie Hutchinson (your hostess) - Fresh Modern Quilts



March 21-23, 2014 (Friday-Sunday)

March 20th (Thursday is an optional extra day)


       Learn new bag making skills from experts Sara and Kristin!

        There will be plenty of open sewing time (the sewing room never closes) so bring your own projects as well! We’ve had campers finish large quilts and entire summer wardrobes during their free sewing time...just be sure you bring enough projects to keep you going!  The optional day on Thursday will not offer any classes, just 24 extra hours of sewing time with some cool new friends!  You have to be signed up for the weekend to come to the optional Thursday.       

The classes we are offering are NOT required!  There is plenty of room at the Hankerd Inn to set up a sewing space or hang out with some hand work and chat with friends.  This is your vacation!  We all want you to relax and get things done (or not!)  There is enough space for everyone in each of the classes so if you do want to take all of them you can, no sign ups needed and no extra charge for the classes.   We will be sending you a materials list in plenty of time to get the fabric required for classes.  



This Spring is all about bags.  And we have two amazing Camp Counselors coming from out of town to teach us these amazing projects. 

The top bag, the aptly named Camp Stitchalot bag is an awesome pattern by author and blogger Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness!  Sara is the author of Big-City Bags: Sew Handbags with Style, Sass, and Sophistication and has many other awesome bag patterns available!  Sara is going to talk to us about interfacing 101 and while making the Camp Stitchalot bag, you will learn about sewing with clear vinyl, installing a magnetic clasp, zippers, and bias tape.  You DO NOT need to be an expert bag maker to learn this bag.  Sara and our helpers will be able to help any confident beginner through this bag.

Kristin Link from the awesome sewing blog Sew Mama Sew is going to teach us how to make her new (designed especially for this Camp!) Tackle Bag!  Not only are there many good uses for this versatile bag (dopp kit, sewing supplies, art supplies...) but you learn several techniques for installing a zipper including a welt pocket on the inside.


Please note: camp teachers sew alongside the campers all weekend and are always happy to help with projects or chat about their favorite techniques.  The class topics were selected to give campers a variety of techniques and tools, but are not the only topics teachers love to talk about!

Feel free to bring books, magazines, and patterns for teachers to sign!  We will set aside time for this on Sunday.

** Fabric requirements will be sent out a month before Camp. **



Hankerd Inn

10350 Hankerd Road  Pleasant Lake, MI 49272


Get your Camp Stitchalot Winter Ticket (Twin Bed) HERE!
Get your Camp Stitchalot Winter Ticket (Queen Bed) HERE!
Get your Camp Stitchalot Winter Ticket (Thursday Add-On) HERE! 


     Everyone is sharing a room!  Just like camp!  If you are coming with a friend and want to share a room with a queen bed, select the Shared Queen Option.  In the notes please mention the person you will be sharing with.  Rooms with twin beds have 2-4 people in them depending on the room.  If you are coming with a friend and would like to share with them please mention them in the notes and we will do our best to accommodate!  Anyone who wishes to have a queen bed room all to themselves will just have to purchase 2 Shared Queen tickets and write that in the notes.

Brunch and Dinner are included in these prices!  There are kitchens in every house so feel free to bring snacks and extra beverages!  Alcohol is allowed (as long as you are over 21!) and we ask that you drink responsibly.

Only 30 spots will be available for Quilt Camp!

***  We will not have sewing machines at camp.  If you are traveling from afar and need arrangements please email me. Machine Rentals are available!  ***


Quilt Camp Schedule

Thursday: (optional extra day) arrive as early as 2:00 pm

Friday: new arrivals should come between 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm; we play a fabric game and then have dinner at around 5:00 pm; the first class is at 6:30 pm on Friday.

Saturday: a mix of open sewing time, classes, and mealtimes.  specific timing will be sent out prior to camp.

Sunday: open sewing time; depart by 4:00 pm