We have an annual wonderful Quilt Camp in Emmitsburg Pa at a lovely college campus. They have fabulous teachers, fun activities and all the food is provided. This means no cooking or dishes.....that is something I could never get tired of.
Besides learning quilt lessons I discovered some wonderful things I can do with scraps and strips. I have a pretty good sized stash and try very hard not to buy new fabric. The one exception is patriotic for all my Quilts Of Valor. I go through alot of that so I am always on the look out for different designs. I usually buy just one yard.
Another very good benefit is seeing all the different ways to do the class from the other students. They choose different fabrics, maybe tweak something or use a different setting. Also we are free to visit all the other classes to see what they are doing. It can be VERY inspiring.
I went up with a local friend and we had another guild member in our dorm room. I met up with a dear friend who I usually see only there. This is another benefit of camp. We do stay in touch through Facebook which I love.
This is a picture of a quilt that I made from a class from last year. All the quilts in the room were from camp projects from previous years. This will be a donation quilt to either Hospice or the Veterans Hospital.
I visited several quilt shops while on my trip to Arizona. They sure have ALOT there.
I wanted to make something to commemorate the wonderful time that I had there. I picked up this pattern at a lovely shop in Williams.
I did micro quilting on my Janome to make the shapes puff out some. This is hanging in our living room for us to enjoy.