Let's Go to Quilt Camp

Remember the long, lazy days of summer camp as a kid? How about all those folksy crafts you made during activities time? Well, camp isn’t just for kids, you know? For all you quilters out there, Havel’s Sewing has compiled a list of quilt camps that offer a variety of classes that will peak your interest and energize your skill set. Some offer on-site lodging and a few offer lunch. All offer the promise of quilts and camaradarie. Take a look.

Country Threads Quilt Camp

Country Threads Quilt Camp

For the Midwestern explorer, Country Threads Quilt Camp takes place in Garner, Iowa. They offer lunch and dinner around class time, but accommodations must be made in town.

Quilting in the desert

Quilting in the Desert

Or make the desert your designation with a Quilting in the Desert camp in Phoenix, Arizona. This quilt camp is held at a hotel, so accommodations are no problem. They offer five days of lots of interesting classes with internationally known instructors.

Brown Chapel at Arrow Rock Quilt Camp

Brown Chapel at Arrow Rock Quilt Camp

Move back east to Missouri to attend the Arrow Rock Quilt Camp in Arrow Rock, Missouri. Set in a serene village recognized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, all classes are held in Brown Chapel and are just a walk away from your accommodations at a local bed and breakfast.

Keith House at John C. Campbell Folk School

Keith House at John C. Campbell Folk School

Not just a quilt camp but offering 33 different quilt classes, the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina has a class to inspire almost every type of artist. Accommondations are provided.

So take some vacation time in 2010 and spend some time with a few other folks who have a passion for quilting! You may just meet someone from Havel’s Sewing while you piece together your quilt camp masterpiece!


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2 Responses to Let's Go to Quilt Camp

  1. Colleen Havens says:

    I am interested in Quilt Camp (am avide reader of Elm Creek Quilters! & want an experience like in the series!) Are there any in the Eastern US? Thank you
    Colleen Havens
    Burgaw NC

  2. Luv2Sew says:

    Colleen,

    Here are a few sites I found in the eastern US. Also, try and google ‘quilt camps new england’, that’s how I found the ones below. I hope one of these will work for you, enjoy!

    http://www.putneyinn.com/classesworkshops.html

    http://www.threadsgalore.com/quilt-camp.htm

    http://www.quiltaholics.com/qshop/qshopma.htm

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