Sunday, June 17, 2007

Quilt Camp 2007

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).

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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.

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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.

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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 ;)

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3 comments:

michael5000 said...

Hi Quilty, thanks for your comments. Nice work on the New York Beauty block! NYB scares me. Maybe when I retire or something....

jovaliquilts said...

What a fun weekend! I love NY Beauties and have one in process...and it may be that way for a long time! We have a couple people in our guild who are in their 20's or early 30's, and I think they feel weird with all us old folks. Heck, I'm in my 50's and sometimes feel young there!

Happy birthday a day early!

Cheri

Feed Dog said...

Hmm, I may have to get my quilter mum and aunt in on something like this--I'm nearly 25 too, and we've all got different taste, so it could be interesting.

Something about a camera + a quilt seems to make dogs think it's their turn for the spotlight....

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