Those of you who've been reading this blog for a while know that I usually go to the NEORQC Getaway in February. Unfortunately, this year the Getaway was canceled, so we went to quilt camp instead.
The trip started with some shopping:
My friend Beth and I stopped at the Fabric Peddler quilt shop in Wadsworth on the way to camp. If you recall, I've had a skunk in my yard for the last couple of years. So when I saw a sample bag made with skunk fabric, I had to have it. The bag wasn't for sale, so I had to buy the pattern and fabric. The other fabrics just jumped in my bag. I have no idea how that happened.
We stayed in a different building than we're usually in. The sleeping rooms are a little smaller, but bonus of this building is that we didn't have to go outside for meals. When it's February in Ohio, that is a very big bonus.
I love quilt camp. Three days of sewing with my friends:
Note overflowing snack table
Friday night I put the binding on.....
I got it back from the quilter on Tuesday and I achieved my goal of getting the binding on the front of the quilt this weekend. As a bonus I was able to sleep under it. I just have to make a label and get the binding stitched to the back before the quilt show in April.
The rest of the weekend I spend working on these little beauties:
The pink and black one on the left isn't done. I have to applique the pieces in the center and corners. The one next to it has 49 pieces in it. I sewed a total of 181 pieces on my Dear Jane blocks this weekend. I was a very productive, if I do say so myself.
Before I left, I had some help with my packing.
"I'll hold this down for you, Mama!"