Ahh so I'm just back from Quilt Camp '07. Quilt Camp is really just me, my mom, and my aunt (all quilters) spending a weekend at my aunts house. One of us teaches a workshop one day (or two) and the other day is devoted to shopping. It's a pretty fun weekend, even if I'm feeling a bit young for it at the moment. (25 is a really weird age, btw. Although I won't actually be 25 till Wednesday.) But regardless of being 25, I wouldn't miss quilt camp for anything :)
This years workshop was paper piecing New York Beauty blocks. I pieced my bit for my mom's quilt as I can't start a new project right now (no new projects for me!!) but it's something I could see myself doing someday - it was way easier and way funner than I expected. (Note the beautiful quilt behind mom).
Shopping was great too - except of course that I wasn't supposed to buy any fabric - and I bought a ton! Seriously! Not to mention the fact that Aunt M. gave me a HUGE haul of scraps and orphan blocks - and some yardage, too. Oh yeah, AND she gave me one of her older sewing machines since mine has pretty much bitten the dust. Long story short, Aunt M. rocks.
We also spent quite a bit of time planning out a quilt we are making for my aunt (a different aunt - my mom's brother's wife). We have appliqued hand blocks for every member of her extended family. Now we planned the layout and Aunt M. (mom's sister) will have it assembled by the family reunion in July.
And I would be remiss if I didn't post this picture of Casey the pup relaxing on One of Aunt M.'s quilts - a store sample that she made. For a local shop. Gorgeous quilt, cute dog ;)