The Annual Arrow Rock Quilt Camp is coming up in May, and this will be my fourth year teaching there. It’s one of my favorite weeks of the year — beautiful setting, spring weather, relaxing atmosphere, great food, good friends, and lots and lots of quilting! What’s not to like?
I seem to have become the Resident Handwork Teacher at Quilt Camp, which suits me just fine. This year, I’m once again offering three different hand-stitching classes.
For those who want to learn hand quilting, or simply want to work on a small hand quilting project, even if they are already a hand quilter, I’m repeating last year’s hand-quilting class with my “Aweigh” pillow project.
We’re going back to the basics in the Needle-Turn Hand Appliqué class, and making this simple little flower block. The block can be turned into a pillow, or if the students opt to make several blocks, it makes a sweet baby quilt that I’m providing a pattern for. If they finish their block in class, and want to use it as their project in the hand quilting class, that’s an option, too!
I’m also going to teach how to do the old-fashioned Cathedral Window technique the old-fashioned way — completely by hand. I’ll be giving my students some options for what to do with their project once they get going.
I’m really excited about Quilt Camp this year!
Handwork is not the only option at Camp. There are three other teachers, all offering machine-piecing classes, and one is the annual Mystery Quilt class, taught by Judy Smith.
The Camp fills up almost as soon as enrollment opens each year, since space is limited. However, if you’re super interested in attending this year, I think Paula may just have one or two spaces left open due to cancellations, so if you hurry, you might yet snag a spot for this year.
Or, if you’re interested in coming next year, keep your eyes peeled for the announcement of enrollment in the 2018 Arrow Rock Quilt Camp. You can find out all the information about Quilt Camp by visiting their website here: Arrow Rock Quilt Camp.