Camp Stitchalot

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Happy Wednesday! This week is absolutely flying by! Before we get too far from it, I want to chat about my trip out to Michigan earlier this month for Camp Stitchalot!  As I've mentioned before,  Camp Stitchalot is a retreat hosted by Brenda of Pink Castle Fabrics and Rossie of Fresh Modern Quilts. It's held at the Hankered Inn in Pleasant Lake, MI.  They're being held about once a quarter, so make sure and check out the upcoming camps!

Camp Stitchalot - Cutting
Camp Stitchalot - Cutting, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
This year's camp was so much fun! It was a really nice group of ladies! Anna and I drove up Wednesday so we could check out Pink Castle Fabrics!  We arrived at the Inn on Thursday and get right down to sewing! I worked on another mystery pillow!

On Friday, the rest of the campers arrived and a few of us whipped up some Lined Drawstring Bags! We use Terri's add-on tutorial for the outside pocket!

Debbie taught us to make quilted potholders in the evening! They came together so, so easily! No binding and no turning under/topstitching! I used Color Me Retro for mine so they can hang in my kitchen! You can find instructions for making them on her free projects page!

I worked a little bit on my Scrappy Trip Along Quilt, but for the most part I worked on Christmas gifts! I got them all done at camp, but I'll have to wait to show them!

On Saturaday, Anna show us how to make her 241 Tote Pattern! I have made this one many times (here and here), so I didn't make one.  See everyone's fabric choices made me wish I had brought fabric to make another one though! Check out this one Marcia made using Nordika!

In the afternoon, it was my turn! I chatted a bit about color and warm/cool combinations before we dove right into making our mystery pillows! It was so fun to see how different everyone's pillows were, depending on their fabric choices!

Flatter by Soak helped keep everything smooth before we did some cutting on the bias!

Maureen made a very festive pillow!

Ashley choose a fuschia, teal and mustard palette!

Debbie went with deeper tones for her pillow!

Rossie added some fun patchwork and quilting to the back of her pillow!

Annika pulled colors from a special print that she used for the back of her pillow!

Thanks to all the lovely campers, my fellow teachers Debbie and Anna, and our hosts Brenda and Rossie for a great camp! If you live in the Midwest you've got to make it out to one of these camps! They're a blast! For more information on future Camp Stitchalot events, see here.

Happy Sewing!


  1. They are a blast! Went to the one in August and had such a good time!

  2. It sure looks like a great time...lots of fun such good company too, I'm sure!

  3. I love your pillow. Do you have a tutorial or pattern up for it?


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