Camp Stitchalot: Winter 2013

 A Sewing Retreat Hosted by Pink Castle Fabrics

This week, the blog is being taken over by Camp Stitchalot. But what could be better than that? Camp Stitchalot is a sewing retreat hosted by Pink Castle Fabrics. Better than camp, because you’ll have real beds, and get to sew all day (and night, too, if you desire!)

Camp Stitchalot is the best quilting retreat!
Photo courtesy of Rossie Hutchinson

Camp Stitchalot Winter 2013

This year’s winter session runs December 6-8, with an optional free sewing day on Thursday December 5th.  Meals are included from Friday dinner to Sunday breakfast. If you come, just like summer camp, you will make great friends! And they will love sewing! Just like you do.

Winter 2013’s theme is handmade gifts!

Camp Stitchalot is the best quilting retreat!
photo courtesy of Katy Jones

Let’s Meet the Camp Counselors!

Jeni Baker of In Color Order.

Camp Stitchalot is the best quilting retreat!
Photo courtesy of Jeni Baker

Jeni Baker is a fabric designer, pattern writer, author, and blogger.  Jeni will help us make perfect pillows with pizzazz! The project she will show us has not been revealed yet, so this picture is just one of her many great pillows from the past.

Camp Stitchalot is the best quilting retreat!
Photo courtesy of Jeni Baker

Anna Graham of Noodlehead.

Camp Stitchalot is the best quilting retreat!
photo courtesy of Anna Graham

Anna Graham is a prolific sewist and blogger, she’s probably best known for her amazing bag patterns, and she’ll be leading us through one of her most popular and versatile patterns:  the 241 tote!

Camp Stitchalot is the best quilting retreat!
photo courtesy of Anna Graham

Debbie Grifka of Esch House Quilts.

Camp Stitchalot is the best quilting retreat!
Photo courtesy of Debbie Grifka

Debbie Grifka is a regular contributor to quilt magazines and books. Known for her cool, minimalist style, Debbie will be showing us how to make hot pads and casserole pads to add charm and beauty to any kitchen.

Camp Stitchalot is the best quilting retreat!
Photo courtesy of Debbie Grifka

Brenda Ratliff (your hostess) – Just a Bit Frayed / Pink Castle Fabrics

Camp Stitchalot is the best quilting retreat!
photo courtesy of Rae of Made by Rae

Brenda is the owner of Pink Castle Fabrics.  She started the online store in her basement in 2011, and has recently expanded it into a brick and mortar store in Ann Arbor. She quilts and makes bags in her free time. And hosts the best quilting retreat of course!

Rossie Hutchinson (your hostess) – Fresh Modern Quilts

Camp Stitchalot is the best quilting retreat!
Photo courtesy of Rossie Hutchinson

Rossie loves to alter quilting fabrics with dye and bleach.  She does most of her dye work in the bathroom of the house she shares with her fiancee and two dogs.

Camp Stitchalot is the best quilting retreat!
Photos courtesy of Rae of Made by Rae and Rossie Hutchinson.