Summer Quilting Camp {And Another Giveaway}!

Monday, September 18, 2017




I've been anxious to write and tell you all about my Summer Quilting Camp that I taught to five awesome girls!  I wrote a post about it here where I blog for MaryJanesFarm.  It was such an awesome experience for me and I wanted to write a blog post to tell you all about it.  But I submitted an article to MaryJanesFarm Magazine and was keeping my fingers crossed that it would make the magazine... so I was waiting on that!







And it did!!  The Oct/Nov issue of MaryJanesFarm magazine is on newsstands now.  Barnes and Noble carries it and some Tractor Supplies have the magazine also.  I really shared my heart in the article - these quilting classes meant so much to me and really ended up being a lot deeper than just a quilting camp!





It was chaotic, crazy, sometimes loud, sometimes dead silent.  There was a lot of laughter, a lot of fun, and a whole lot of bonding!





I only wish I had taken a picture of the whirlwind my sewing room became by the time each class was over!



















Following are pictures of each finished quilt:








Chloe's quilt; front and back.









Jillian's quilt; front and back.









Casey's quilt; front and back.









Jenna's quilt; front and back.






Rosetta's quilt; front.






This picture above kind of sums up what a blast this class was!!  And how special these darling girls are!  I love all five of them!






There's a whole lot more I want to say about the class.  But, it's all in the magazine!  So you'll have to buy it to read it!  Smile!




I would also like to add a HUGE thank you here to four incredible fabric designers and amazing ladies that donated their fabric for the girls to use.  I can't thank them enough.   The girls and I made and mailed them embroidered thank you hoops, made using their own fabrics.  

Those designers and their fabrics are:

Amy Sinibaldi: Playground
Dana Willard:  Boardwalk Delight and Fiesta Fun 
Elea Lutz:  Apple Farm
MaryJane Butters:  Caravan Roundup






Oh and I almost forgot the GIVEAWAY!!!  MaryJane has sent me an extra magazine to give to one of my awesome readers!  Just leave a comment here and you'll be entered to win!  I'll let the winner know in a week!

23 comments:

  1. How fun and the quilts are cheery like the young ladies. And learning from a fabulous Teacher like you makes it more special:). I love quilts and have several from my sister and now she's quilting for my Granddaughter. Quilts are full of sweet memories, Kathleen in Az

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  2. Gorgeous quilts! As I read this post I thought, how special that she is passing on the love of working with your hands, creating something beautiful, and forging friendships through quilting. Your posts are always a blessing to read.

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  3. What a fabulous opportunity for these girls to learn from someone so accomplished! It looks like everyone had a great time and the quilts turned out beautifully! I will have to pick up that issue. Congratulations on being published!

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  4. Amazing talent you have Ms. Dori, lovely quilts, young ladies and post. I so enjoy visiting your blog. Have a blessed day.

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  5. What a wonderful gift of not only quilting, but oh so much more, that you gave to each of those girls and in return you received the same. Truly a priceless time for all to remember.

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  6. Those girls looked like they were having so much fun! How wonderful for you to share and teach your love of quilting.

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  7. If I were still homeschooling, I would love to be teaching a fabrics/quilting/sewing class. I actually offered a sewing class at one point but only had two students, my daughter and another girl around her age. I work full time plus overtime now, but I do try to find time to sew every week . . . even every day if at all possible. I wish we lived closer . . . what fun we'd have!

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  8. Beautiful quilts, beautiful girls!!

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  9. Love it! Your heart must be so full, because you put so much into it!

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  10. What a fun article that will be! I'll have to check TC next time I'm in for chicken feed. Can I just say how jealous I am that those girls points meet so well on their quilts? I have yet to master that in mine! Maybe I need to come to your next class ;)

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  11. It is amazing to me to see how young some of these girls are. I am impressed. Congrats on your article in
    Mary Jane's!

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  12. My subscription to Mary Jane ran out and I miss her! Your quilt camp looks like a lot of fun! How long did it take to make a quilt?

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  13. Dori this was such a labor of love for you and what a beautiful outcome. I'm sure those quilts and memories will be treasured for years to come. And congratulations on the article!! Can't wait to read it

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  14. Wow! What beautiful quilts!!! It would definitely be hard to say which was my favorite!! 🌸 What an awesome way to spend summertime!! Making so many fun memories to cherish!! Cute girls too!

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  15. So many beautiful memories made while also learning some lifelong skills and the bonus of a quilt they made! I can almost hear the giggles and laughter.

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  16. How wonderful to see all these ladies make a quilt together. All of the quilts are beautiful! Seeing each of them as they sit together with their quilts snuggled around them, makes me smile! Making a quilt does more than warm the body. It warms the heart of those who make it and those who receive it.

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  17. I love looking at your handiwork.....

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  18. What fun! The quilts look so beautiful and how wonderful for the girls to learn from someone with such enthusiasm and expertise.

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  19. Delightful! All of it...the pictures, the quilts, the magazine article....teaching the art of sewing, giggles, and bonding. So special!!!

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  20. Love the quilts! Thanks for sharing. Never heard of the magazine before.

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  21. Aw, I wish I could have been at your quilting camp!

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