Saturday, May 8, 2010

What happens at camp.....

....I bet you thought I would say "Stays at Quilt Camp". But no, I promise to share ALL the goings on, and like a mouse in my pocket, you get to come and enjoy!!!
There are lots of activities over the four day camp. We do "make and takes", and evening presentations of El's newest books and patterns. Here El shared our "Barn Book" with the campers and it was LOTS of fun!!!

El got everyone in the mood by a "sing a long" of Old McDonald....and introduced us to a number of characters.
I will let you guess who this is.....yep, the boss is not afraid to make us all laugh. What always surprises me is how she gets everyone else to dress up and join in the craziness!!!
There were lots of assorted farm animals on display, but this one took the cake. Look closely because this is Sue dressed as "when pigs fly"!!!
El has the campers come join her at her home "Bear's Paw Ranch". I think one of the most fun things I get to do is helping to cater El's tea and wine party. We make up lots of recipes and El always adds the most yummy offering...this time it was the bread pudding recipe from "Egg Basket Quilts". It was awesome!
She always has something fun up her sleeve. This time it was a free fat quarter to anyone who wore a "hat to tea". There were many inventive hats!!!
The campers get to visit the house and sewing studio. It is always fun to see the collection of both QIAD quilts and the antique quilts in El's collection.
This is the QIAD "Applique in a Day" pattern. Just so you takes a bit longer than ONE day!!!
Lots of wonderful antique quilts....these are for the Spring display.

My favorite was this Marie Webster quilt. Just perfect for Spring.
Another beautiful Marie Webster design....
....but this turquoise and orange quilt just might be my all time favorite.
The last night consists of Sue's auction with all of the proceeds going to a home for abused women. Not only do we have LOTS of fun, but the money goes to women who desperately need the help. We are always touched by Sue's efforts and hard work to make the auction such a fun part of camp.
Still more to share about camp.....would you like to see all the quilts that the ladies create? I will be sure to share lots of pictures, and I hope you continue to enjoy "Camp Cedar Glen".


sunny said...

Sew much fun, and so many beautiful quilts. Thanks for sharing! I can't wait until my next retreat.

Patty said...

Looks like a good tome was had by all. Very nice quilts.

Busy Little Quilter said...

This looks like so much fun. I really love being a little mouse in your pocket!!

Thanks for sharing!

Pat said...

It sure looks like you had a lot of fun, my dear. Happy Quilting!

Jacqueline Korteland Boller said...

Beautiful quilts!! I think El should get a Kareoke for you ladies next time!!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

What a fun time. I'm glad you had a great time on your retreat. Did Miss Polka Dot behave herself??