Camp Stitchalot - Summer 2013 | Modern quilting fabrics by Pink Castle Fabrics

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Camp Stitchalot - Summer 2013

Who: Camp Counselors!

     Jacquie Gering - Tallgrass Prairie Studio

     Amanda Jean Nyberg - Crazy Mom Quilts

     Dan Rouse - Piece and Press

     Rossie Hutchinson - Fresh Modern Quilts

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

August 9 - 11,  2013
August 8th (optional extra day)


       Learn techniques of modern quilting! At our summer camp we will be showing you ways to create beautiful modern quilts.

      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.  There will be plenty of open sewing time (the sewing room never closes) so bring your own projects as well!  We will be sending you a materials list in plenty of time to get the fabric required for classes.  

      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.



At this camp we will be teaching you different techniques for improvisational piecing.  Our classes will be taught by four enthusiastic modern quilters.  

Amanda Jean (Crazy Mom Quilts/Sunday Morning Quilts) will lead us through her “slab” technique in which smaller scraps of fabric are sewn together to make a larger piece of fabric, to be used in additional patchwork.

Jacquie (Tallgrass Prairie Studio/Quilting Modern) will be teaching her “slice and insert” technique, showing us the many looks one can create.

Dan (Piece and Press) will show us how he makes such perfectly smooth curves (both measured and improvisational ones!)

Rossie (Fresh Modern Quilts) will explain her process for piecing circles and improvised pebble shapes using reverse applique.

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 or two before Camp. **


Hankerd Inn
10350 Hankerd Road  Pleasant Lake, MI 49272


Get your Camp Stitchalot Summer Ticket (Twin Bed) HERE!
Get your Camp Stitchalot Summer Ticket (Queen Bed) HERE!
Get your Camp Stitchalot Summer 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 31 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 have dinner after beginning at 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

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