Saturday, May 9, 2009

Oh Sweet Camp!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MY COMPUTER IS BEHAVING VERY, VERY BADLY AGAIN!!!!! .....but let's see what I can post!

What a great time we had at camp. I hardly know where to begin. I have a ton of pictures and my friends Annie and Beth have also given me some photos to share, so hopefully I can give you a good glimpse in to our 4 days of WONDERFUL at Camp Cedar Glen!!!

Here's my little PT filled to the brim with quilt related stuff. Carol and I brought way more projects than we could possibly get done, but we were very optimistic....notice the four sewing machines. Wouldn't want to be caught with a machine down!!! We meet up with a group of friends for breakfast and then stopped at three quilts shops before reaching camp!!

A view from our corner of the room. I wonder what happens when there is a room filled with about 25 to 30 women all with sewing machines, irons and lights........POWER OUTAGE!!! That's the camp director talking to Annie about our little problem :-)!!!! Seems we pretty much had plugged everything in to one or two power cords, with other cords plugged in to that.......I am sure you get the picture!! His reaction was priceless, but he was more than helpful, and had a great sense of humor about the whole thing!

Here is my buddy Annie on the left with LuAnn...our wonderful Quilt In A Day helpers. They cheered us on with every stitch, even offering to do some reverse sewing if necessary, and boy did I have some reverse sewing!!! Here's a view of the upper sewing area. In all I think there was around 60 very happy campers!!!

We were treated to a MAGIC performance by Eleanor Burns and her lovely assistant Sue. All the magic is in her new book, Day and Night.
The quilts pictured are actually made from strips!!! There is a wonderful ruler included in the book that helps to make the magic happen!! With the leftover pieces you can even make some smaller projects. Such an amazing technique. I can't wait to give this a try. Eleanor's performance was very entertaining!

Then Annie showed us the pattern that she has developed for Quilt In A Day, How Charming. Of course I just had to pick up some fabric to make a quilt for myself. Great job Annie!!!







This will be my first installment of quilt camp!!!! UGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGH!! My computer just doesn't want to cooperative with picture downloading......extremely slow!! So some tinkering will need to happen before I can post more photos. Stay tuned!!! A very Happy Mothers Day to one and all!! Later alligators :-)!!!

18 comments:

XUE said...

A sewing camp!!!...how totally wonderful this is! I wish I could be at such a camp one day!

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh...get your computer fixed....this was getting good and pictures and story! Looks like a blast!

Jackie said...

How fabulous is that?! I have wanted to go to Eleanor Burns' camp, but I just live way too far. However, I am going on retreat in just a few short weeks and cannot wait. Can't wait to see more pictures from your wonderful camp!

Anne Heidi said...

Oh it looks like you had the best time!! Thank you for sharing, and Happy Mothers day!

Annelies Dease said...

Oh it looks like SEW much fun....wish I was there. Oh yeah, I WAS!!!!!
You made it the best and your blog is a fun reminder of a wonderful few days ( minus the nasty migraine)!!!
I will be sue to share this with El. Hugs and love, Annie

PamKittyMorning said...

Looks like fun! Happy Mother's Day ! xo

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

From the pictures I see, it looks as if it was a wonderful time!! I would love to meet Eleanor Burns, she looks so fun!! Happy Mother's Day!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Can't wait to see your Quilt in a Day with that lovely fabric.

Carol said...

Looks like you had the most wonderful time...Eleanor Burns is so much fun!

Chookyblue...... said...

looking forward to the next installment

Sew Many Ways... said...

Hi Cheryl,
Looks like you had a wonderful time!! Computers...urgh, love em and hate em. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day today.
~Karen~

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Happy Mothers Day Cheryl!!!

julieQ said...

Love Eleanor Burns!! Sounds like you had a marvelous time. I really am intrigued by the quilts made from strips, they don't look like it at all! I love them!

clare's craftroom said...

Your sewing camp looks very productive and great fun .

Jean C. said...

Sure looks like a lotta fun! Hope that your mother's day was fun too!

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Glad you had an awesome time at camp!

Hope you computer problems don't go on forever because I want to see more pics from camp!!!

Kim said...

My sister and I talked about going to Eleanor's camp once.. maybe we need to talk about it again.. looks like you had a great time and I love that pattern.
I didn't see any food??? Doesn't that go with quilting and ladies and camp??

PunkiePie said...

I am catching up with my blog reading as well. Looks like you had a GREAT time. Need to read the next installment... off I go!