I was teaching a lot of great skill-builder classes in the spring at Rock Paper Scissors, and during kids camp sign-up one of my students came in with a brilliant idea.
“Why do only kids get to go to camp? I want to spend a whole day sewing and making things away from reality just once this summer.”
Ding ding ding!
And a class was born: Quilt Camp. One day for adults away from responsibilities where we can sew and pick up a few new skills along the way. Three lessons, lunch included, surrounded by good quilty people and beautiful fabric, with wine and cheese at the end of the day. More than just a class. Less commitment than a retreat. Quilt Camp.
Here’s the plan: We’ll start of with some improv and move on to basic curves. After lunch we’ll tackle creating designs with walking foot quilting. If students would like, they will have time to finish a mini quilt or table runner with their work from class. Or they can use their work to apply to a bigger project at home. The third option is to replicate my sample, which I started last night:
I’m going to add an improv border before quilting and binding. I hope to bring it to the store ASAP. But I’ll naturally post the finished piece here too.
At the end of Quilt Camp, we’ll share a drink and the pretty things we’ve made. If you’re in the North Jersey area I hope you can join us– I’m really looking forward to it.
Quilt Camp – Saturday August 9 – $75 plus supplies
Rock Paper Scissors, Montclair, NJ
Call the store for details – 973-337-6759