Saturday, June 29, 2013

Quilt Camp 2013 is Over

We finished up with Quilt Camp yesterday and it was exciting to me to hear everyone talking about "next year". I think we all had fun, the young participants and the adult teachers.

There are 3 quilts that will be quilted by long arm quilters and they may or may not come back to one of our Saturday meetings for help to apply their  bindings. We have 2 that quilted their quilts but did not have time for the bindings and we expect they will come back to our Saturday meeting for help; the other quilts were tied and were completely finished .

There was time for everyone to make one or two "made fabric" squares for the Falling Charms quilt that will be auctioned next spring to benefit the youth group missions. We will use "made fabric" squares as well as charm squares. Of all the photos I took I only had one shot of some of the squares that were in the background. Everyone enjoyed making these squares and one girl was going to show her mother how to make them. We had them use a lot of their own scraps but also from the communal fabric pool. I am thinking that it would be nice if they would come to some of our Saturday meetings to make more, maye even make a piano key border. We'll see.

Throughout the week I tried to get shots of everyone working but I missed some people. There was always a lot going on and as we moved along we moved into another room to layer up and tie the quilts.

When I took the pictures below the quilters were getting ready for the group photo. In the top left they all appear to be looking at our lone male quilter. In the top right they appear to be looking at the T shirt quilt.
On the bottom left they are smiling for the camera. On the bottom right we have everyone along with the teachers in the center row, that's me in the front row center trying to hide behind the quilts. We were missing one of the girls who was sick on Friday and three of the teachers who had other commitments. Kim who is our official photographer for Quilt Camp took photos of everyone who is missing and she will paste them in to fill in the gaps in our grouping that were deliberately left for that purpose . She also got shots of each quilter with their quilt and will paste their own photo into a group photo for each of the participants.

 At lunch yesterday we had a pizza party and one of the moms surprised us with an ice cream cake decorated with quilt motifs.

It was a great week.

1 comment:

kathyf said...

Camp was outstanding, at least as far as Marrie and I were concerned. What a delighful group of young people. Thanks for letting us play with you.