All about Camp Stitchalot!

 A Sewing Retreat Hosted by Pink Castle Fabrics

Camp Stitchalot is approaching!

Over the next few weeks we will be rolling out posts about all the upcoming camps we have scheduled.

In a way, Camp Stitchalot is always coming up. Four times a year, Pink Castle Fabrics hosts a sewing retreat in beautiful Pleasant Lake, Michigan called Camp Stitchalot.  It starts Friday afternoon and runs to Sunday afternoon, with an option to come in on Thursday and get even more sewing in.

Camp Sttchalot is the best sewing retreat!
Photo courtesy of Rossie Hutchinson

This is the Barn, where all of the sewing, and most of the bedrooms are. Some bedrooms are located in the main house, to the left of this photo.  It is a barn, that has been converted to living space, with a kitchen, a large living room, and many, many bathrooms, which the whole lower floor left open for sewing space.

Camp Sttchalot is the best sewing retreat!
Photo courtesy of Rae of Made by Rae

Meals are served buffet style from Friday’s dinner to Sunday’s breakfast, in this beautiful dining room in the Inn’s main house.  With meals provided, there is nothing to distract from the important business of sewing for the whole weekend.

Camp Sttchalot is the best sewing retreat!
Photo courtesy of Rae of Made by Rae

There are three large, connected class rooms for sewing, cutting boards, ironing boards, and irons are provided. Campers should bring their own fabric, tools, notions, and sewing machines; although Pink Castle  has a few machines for rent for those who are traveling from afar.

Session Dates Theme Councillors
Winter 2013 December 6-8 Handmade Gifts Jeni Baker, Anna Graham, Debbie Grifka
Spring 2014 March 28-30 Handmade Bags Sara Lawson, Kirstin Link
Summer 2014 June 6-8 Modern Quilts Tula Pink, Katy Jones, John Adams, Deborah Moebes
Fall 2014 September 19-21 Bari J., Vanessa Christenson
Winter 2014 November 14-16 Carolyn Friedlander, Sherri Lynn Wood

And at each camp, you will have additional councilors, Rossie Hutchinson and Brenda Ratliff.

Although classes are taught throughout the weekend, you don’t need to attend them. There is plenty of space to work, even room to lay out and baste quilts, and plenty of room to just hang out and talk. We are having so much fun at our quilting retreats! These are the best sewing retreat Ann Arbor.

Here are blog posts written by attendees of  previous camps:

Rae of Made by Rae (councilor)

Katy Jones (once and future councilor)

Rossie of Fresh Modern Quilts (councilor)

April Rhodes (camper)

Karen of Laughter in Quilts (camper)

It really is an amazing time! There is more information about Camp Stitchalot here.