Well, folks, this is it! The final month of the Arrow Rock Sampler!
I’m so excited and impressed by the progress I’ve been seeing in the Facebook group. Finished quilts should be popping up soon, and I hope to see some of them in person at next year’s Camp!
Planning is in progress for the 2021 Arrow Rock Quilt Camp, scheduled for May 3-7, altho it remains to be seen if we can actually pull off an actual gathering like Camp when the time comes. Paula and Larry have turned the reins over to the capable hands of Belinda Essmyer and Shirley Guier to keep Quilt Camp going. You can visit the Arrow Rock Quilt Camp website HERE to keep up with all the latest news regarding next year’s Camp.
Some of you have noticed that my name is not on the teaching roster for next year, and that is correct. I’ve decided to quit traveling to teach, so I won’t have to leave My Cowboy alone to tend to the farm by himself any more. I’ll still be doing day trips (when it’s safe) to give trunk shows and lectures, but no multi-day or overnight gigs for me any more. So . . . I WILL be at Camp so we can wrap up the Arrow Rock Sampler BOM . . . AND . . . we are planning another one, so stay tuned!
But for now . . . here’s the last installment of this one — are you ready??
Here are the two final sections we’ll be doing.
The traditional version:
And the modern version:
I’ve included the May Basket block because Quilt Camp is held in May every year.
The Churn Dash block is in honor of Klonda Holt, who’s been teaching at Camp longer than any of us, and one year taught a beautiful quilt that had Churn Dash blocks in it.
If you are signed up for Option 3 or 4, I included patterns for a couple of different label options for the back side of your quilt this time. However, if you’re doing Option 1 or 2 and would like the label patterns, I will gladly send them to you as a downloadable PDF file, if you let me know you want them.
These final sections should go quickly, since you should already have your Straight Arrow block ready, and the May Basket is a large block that goes together quickly. Then all that’s left is putting it all together and doing the quilting!
You can see, in each month’s post, close-ups of the quilting I did on both of my versions, if you’re looking for custom ideas, but the quilt is busy enough that an all-over design would also work well. You can look back at all the past posts about these quilts HERE.
I think most of you are experienced enough as quilters, that you can figure out how to do your binding by now, but just in case, here are a few links to some binding and labelling tutorials I’ve written in the past:
And I guess that’s a wrap! I want to shout out a HUGE thank you to everyone who participated. It’s been really fun, and I’m excited to do it again! Keep posting your progress photos in the Facebook group, and let me know if you have any questions. Hopefully, we’ll all be able to gather next May for an unveiling, signing party, and the 17th Annual Arrow Rock Quilt Camp!