Saturday, October 17, 2015

Quilt Camp Show & Share!

We love Show & Share time during Quilt Camp!

This all happened after our first dinner together, gathering in the sewing room for inspiration and explanation – every quilt comes with a story!

Often, the quilts shown on Thursday evening are those that were finishes from previous Quilt Camps, and as Quilt Camp has now been going for 15 consecutive years, those UFOs can have quite the long life line!

Along with past retreat projects, some Quiltville quilts came out to play, and I’m so happy that the retreaters schlepped quilts along for me to see.

This is Christy’s Sister’s choice…can you see how she made TINY 9 patches to use as cornerstones in her sashing?

This is such a happy quilt, all from scraps – I just love it!


Christy’s Celtic Solstice!

What a wonderful color display!

It still has borders underway, but she brought it to share any how.  I’ll take quilts in any condition – I love to see the projects in progress as well as the magnificent completions, so please bring them!

The digital pattern for Celtic Solstice is found in the digital patterns section of Quiltville’s Store.  You can make one of your  own!


Georgette’s Grand Illusion!

I am so happy to see Georgette again!  The last time I was here, she proudly told me she was 80 and loves to quilt and sew every day, it keeps her young and her brain functioning!  And here she is 4 years later, at 84!  Still going strong, still bringing laughter and smiles to everyone she comes in contact with.  Isn’t this just gorgeous!?


Ramona brought her Grand Illusion, too!

Great job, Ramona!


We all gasped when Pat pulled out her Rectangle Wrangle from Scraps & Shirttails II!

Doesn’t this quilt just sparkle?  She did a great job on it, and her show and share didn’t stop there..hang on to your hats, folks!


Perkiomen Daydreams from Scraps & Shirttails!

All 10,000 pieces in all of their scrappy glory!  Pat told the story of how she pieced this as Leaders & Enders (It is worked from short strip sets) and though her sit and stitch group taunted her every week saying she was CERTIFIABLE, she just kept plugging away until all 400 blocks were done and set together.  

Oh yes, this is definitely one of MY favorite patterns of all time!


Pat’s Blue Skies from String Fling in all of it’s pink and red glory!

Whoops and hollers all around!

Yes, we are Quilters, and we CAN cat call at quilts!  **Whistle whistle!!**

So what is Pat on to next?  After yesterday’s lecture – she is off and running toward Pineapple Crazy from String Fling!  This girl loves a challenge and small piecing in huge quilts, just as I do, so I can’t wait to watch her progress as little blocks turn into something BIG.


Jeanne brought her Easy Street from MORE Adventures with Leaders & Enders!

She’s working on the binding…aren’t her colors perfect for fall?


Karen’s Talkin’ Turkey from String Fling!

And this is a cute giggle all around – because she is working it in Blue – she calls it COLD Turkey…More hoots of laughter amongst the group.  Oh yes, we are enjoying Quilt Camp SEW MUCH!


Carol’s Star String Finish!!

I just love this one in patriotic red/neutral/blue!  It’s one of a matched pair – Carol has a set of twin beds in her guest room and each is getting a star struck quilt.  This one?  4 years in the making – but she got it done!

In this photo is Carol’s hubby Dan, who is an award winning quilter in his own right.  Together Carol and Dan own Threads Galore Quilt Shop in Rangeley, and the Quilt Inn retreat center next door where I stayed on my first night here in Maine.  The retreat house is now in busy full swing quilting mode as there is a group of quilters who have taken it over for a week’s worth of their own stitching fun.


Gay’s Leader & Ender project!

Isn’t this marvelous??  This is coming from a box of 1 1/2’’ squares simply sewn as Leaders & Enders at the end of a line of chain piecing.  She’s been working on it for quite a while, with a strategic placement of light/color/black to form this nearly gingham looking AMAZING piece of patchwork!


Panels in progress!

How big is she going to go?

10,000 squares for a quilt that measures 100’’ x 100’’ finished!


Close up of color placement.

HOORAY for big scrappy quilts from small pieces!


Sandal’s Happily Scrappily Irish from Adventures with Leaders & Enders!

She biggie-sized this one using 2 1/2’’ squares instead of 2’’ for a quicker, easier finish!

This is Sandal’s first ever quilt retreat, and we are making sure that it is as memorable as it can be – I think she’ll be back!  It definitely won’t be her last retreat!


Crumb blocks!

I’m having a fabulous time with the ladies.  I’ve had my own sewing time in the evening, using Carol’s loaner featherweight.  We are getting along just fine, this sweet beauty and me!


We are watching the wildlife outside of our windows ---


While the wildlife parties it up in Target sewing jammies inside!!

Happy Saturday from Maine’s glorious mountain region – vacation land!

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  1. Thanks for sharing all those pictures! Looks like an amazing time!

  2. Anonymous10:47 AM EDT

    I am so excited to see the Scrappy Irish Chain made with 2 1/2 inch squares! I'm in the process of making one the same size as a graduation quilt for my Grand-daughter. Aunts, Uncles and Cousins will each have one of the "open" blocks to decorate with good wishes. With a name like O'Brien, how could I possibly choose a different pattern? Greta O'Brien, gjordld at aol.com.

  3. Pink pj's. That is so fun. Love the show and share pics. Have more fun today.

  4. Looks like fun wnjoyed the show and share Pauline

  5. Looks like fun wnjoyed the show and share Pauline

  6. I Love the pj's so cute ,!!

  7. I Love the pj's so cute ,!!

  8. Wow! That Sisters Choice is awesome! On my Bonnie bucket list... Pat and her quilts are amazing!! Can't wait to see them hanging in our Proper Bostonians Quilt Show in November. Thanks for sharing Bonnie. Mary in Boston. 😊

  9. Amazing quilts! Looks like everyone is having a wonderful time. Someday I hope to get to a quilt retreat. While I may not be there with you in person, I am with you in spirit ... working on some hexies and wearing my sewing pj's from Target too!

    Thanks for sharing.


  10. I have the same jammies!

  11. I have the same jammies too! I bought them right after you showed us. I love them!

  12. I love those jammies! They are SEW comfortable, I bought TWO pairs!!!

    Karen in Kentucky

  13. wonderful quilt show.....so many beauties!!

  14. Wow those show & share pictures are awesome.....congrats to everyone. Well Done. Looked like a wonderful retreat.

  15. Lol what a hoot THE picture in THE PJ's. Too cute.
    Now what is a crumble block?
    Never heard that before and THE blocks do not look THE same ?
    Gorgeous quilts they are awesome.
    Happy quilting, Yoka


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