Summer Days Quilt Camp
Life is an Adventure… Enjoy the Ride!
Greetings from Camp Tecumseh! It’s great to see the snow disappearing and dream about the warm, sunny days and simple joys of summer that are just around the corner; leisurely walks, gardening, picking flowers, farmers markets, trips to the beach, and bike rides. Hold that thought! This is your special invitation to join the Tecumseh Quilt Camp Cycling Team. We are looking for all levels of commitment from amateur to professional. You could bring your bike to camp and take a ride around Tecumseh Bend, or just share memories with us about your first bike and the fun adventures you had with your neighborhood pals. We might not be ready for the Tour De France, but our passion and pride will make us all champions in the world of bicycle quilts and accessories. Cycling team members have different specializations; climbers grind away on the hard incline, sprinters race for points and positions, time trialists keep speed high over great distances. We know quilt projects involve some of that perseverance, practice, planning, determination, and challenge as well. Whether we are riding a bike or making a quilt, we need to stay focused but remember to look up and “enjoy the ride”. We hope you will be able to put this camp on your calendar and join us for a wheely wheely good time!
Camp starts on Friday June 3rd, but “early birds” may join us Thursday, June 2nd. Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm on Friday evening which will be followed by the official welcomes and introductions. A breakfast buffet will be available for early bird campers from 8:00-9:00 am on Friday morning.
We are super excited that Nancy J will be back with her wonderful quilt shop set up in the lobby, with books, patterns, fabric, and quilt samples for round-the-clock shopping fun!
If you would like a camp t-shirt for June Quilt Camp you must pre-order your shirt when submitting your registration. The t-shirt is a blue dusk colored short sleeve. Orders must be made by May 17th. Sizing will be the same as shirts from previous camps for the past year.
Photos of the quilts we have chosen for June camp may be viewed on our web site: www.camptecumseh.org. Come say “hello” and join the Camp Tecumseh Quilt Camp group on Facebook too!
June Camp Bicycle Adventure List:
MOD GEO CRUISER- 30” X 34”. Wouldn’t you love to take this classic bicycle out for a ride? You could fill that cute basket with a bouquet of summer flowers and then spend a couple of hours checking out your neighborhood. On the other hand you might take off for the beach with a towel, sunscreen, floppy hat and a new book. Either way, stay in the bike lane, sing out loud, and “enjoy the ride”! When it’s time to come home, you can pick out cute fabric for the bike frame and basket, an interesting background, and you will be ready to be a quilting “pedal pusher”. A fun project that guarantees to hold a lot of fun memories.
ROUND AND ROUND- 11” X 11”. This is a beautiful quilt from Thimble Blossoms, by Camille Roskelley. Eight little friendship stars go round and round, just like the wheels on your bike! Choose a charm pack or scraps, some background fabric and quick as a wink you have an “oh so pretty” mini quilt. You could make several of these blocks and combine them for a larger quilt, or add a big piece of background fabric to the block for a quilt with a modern look. Option 2: You could make Round and Round in a larger size, 68” x 72”, that has 7 circles of stars. This delightful quilt lends itself to any fabric collection or a pretty combination of your favorite scraps. Nancy is offering a pretty batik kit for this quilt.
BARCELONA BAG by Pink Sand Designs- 15” X 17”. This big, roomy, adorable shoulder bag is easy to sew and can be made with one, two, or three fabrics on the outside. There are 3 interior pockets that will help keep you organized. Grab your Barcelona bag, hop on your bike to run some errands, and you will have the perfect satchel to carry home lots of treasures.
FOBIO PATTERN by Lazy Girl Designs – This unique key chain (1 ¼” x 6”) made with a bright beautiful splash of color will become a favorite accessory for your family and friends. Typical fobs can be pretty plain, so we are excited about this eye catching take on the traditional pattern. Try it, you’ll like it and it will look great paired with your new Barcelona Bag! Pattern includes key-fob hardware for 2 sets.
BRIX by Blue Underground- 65″ x 80″. This simple pieced pattern, is fat quarter friendly, and we think it will be adorable in the Sunday Ride fabric that has just arrived at Nancy J’s. There are bicycles, sail boats, flowers, and neighborhood homes, and sidewalks. We have a kit available in this pretty fabric.