Summer Days Quilt Camp
Farmers Market Quilt Camp
A Summer Salute to Market Fresh Quilts
June 2nd-4th, 2017
Greetings from Camp Tecumseh! It’s great to see the snow disappearing and think about the warm, sunny days of summer that are just around the corner. Take a minute and think back to the lazy carefree days when you were a little girl… popsicles, swimming pools, back yard picnics, roller skating, catching fireflies, picking buckets of strawberries. Oh the simple joys of summer ‘back in the day’. Junes forecast: Sunny, blue skies, mid to upper 80’s and increasing chance of showers of market fresh produce. Your Camp Tecumseh family is getting ready to serve up a big helping of food, fun, fabric and friendship to celebrate nature’s bounty of fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers. This camp will be the perfect opportunity for you to reconnect and savor a slower pace and warmer days – Ahhh summer. Make plans now to join your friends who share your love of quilting, and get inspired to create beautiful, bursting with color- fruit and vegetable quilts. Fresh. Local. You’ll be able to display and enjoy your home grown, sun drenched, mouth- watering strawberries, pears and blueberries that were “picked” at the peak of perfection, all year long. How does your garden grow? Look over the quilts we have selected and get your green thumb ready. Color photos of the Farmers Market quilts may be viewed on our web site: www.camptecumseh.org
Camp starts on Friday June 2nd, but “early birds” may join us Thursday, June 1st. Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm on Friday evening and that 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 so 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!
Fresh, Local Products:
MINI CANNED PEARS. This lovely little quilt pattern is from Fig Tree & Co. Minis are “in” and you will have fun making a collection of them. Be on the lookout for oranges, reds, greens, yellows and a scrap of brown for nine delicious pears and an adorable border. Be a step ahead of summers soaring temperatures and be the first to harvest your favorite fruit- guaranteed to always be as fresh as day one. 19 ½” by 27”
CHERRY PIE. This adorable quilt is another Fig Tree & Co. mini project. Gather a nice variety of reds and greens. What’s summer without mouthwatering cherry pie? This dessert for the eyes is sweet, it’s refreshing, it’s tempting and it’s calorie free! 19” by 20”
BLUEBERRY HILL. Are you familiar with the Villa Rosa Designs? They are a delightful collection of post card patterns that are easy to piece and this is no exception. Just cut it out, lay it out and start to sew. Head to your favorite fabric store, or your stash, and select the perfect blueberry jelly roll. With this quick, bright, colorful quilt you can avoid the watering, weeding and hungry birds and have a garden fresh blueberry pie on your table all summer long. 56” by 68”
FRESH PICKED PINCUSHIONS. Add some sweetness to your quilting space with a fruit salad of pincushions. There are five designs included in Heather Bailey’s pattern. Prepare to have some fun! Whether you choose the pear, apple, tomato or strawberries, you will find a winner here. What’s summer without mouthwatering fruit to munch on? We are pretty sure you will love this pattern.
STRAWBERRY SOCIAL. The Pattern Basket has designed a Blue Ribbon winner! The judges will be pinning a Best of Show ribbon on this fresh, bursting with flavor quilt. The strawberries will be equal to any that you see at the Farmers Market this summer. Spend a little time selecting nine perfect fat quarters and a bit of green for the stems and leaves, then roll up your sleeves and get started. Beware, you will probably have to set aside a little time to bake a strawberry pie, or make a yummy strawberry shortcake. 53” by 66 ¼ “
FARM GIRL VINTAGE. Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet has quite a fan club. This is a fabulous book that will become one of your favorites, if it already isn’t. There are bushels of unique 6” and 12” blocks, and a quilter’s bumper crop of inspirational patterns and block combinations. The possibilities are endless. The spiral binding and photographs make this a book that you will want to sit down and enjoy, cover to cover. Hint hint…you will have to check out the strawberries, pie cherries and fresh flowers.
CANNING SEASON. This It’s Sew Emma pattern will help you preserve a little bit of your garden as a special gift to yourself or a friend. Vine ripened tomatoes, canned corn, sugar snap peas, carrots, green beans, beets and potatoes are packed with a little bit of sunshine into jars that line the pantry shelf. This is the cutest little quilt to hang in your kitchen or pantry. You could embroider the name of each fruit/vegetable on the jars, or swap a jar of this or that with another quilter. We know you will enjoy making this quilt and be proud to display the “fruits of your labor”. Two pieced mason jar covers are included with this pattern. 27 ½” by 30 ½”