All about Camp Stitchalot!

 A Sewing Retreat Hosted by Pink Castle 


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.

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.

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.

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.

Winter 2013December 6-8Handmade Gifts    Jeni Baker, Anna Graham, Debbie Grifka
Spring 2014March 28-30Handmade BagsSara Lawson, Kirstin Link
Summer 2014  June 6-8Modern QuiltsTula Pink, Katy Jones, John Adams, Deborah Moebes
Fall 2014September 19-21Bari J., Vanessa Christenson
Winter 2014November 14-16Carolyn 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.

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.