Camp Stitchalot: Summer 2014

 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, hot water, 24 hour access to a kitchen, and get to sew all day (and night, too, if you desire!)

Photo courtesy of Vicky Gaines

 Camp Stitchalot Summer 2014

June 6-8, with an optional free sewing day on Thursday, June 5th.  Meals are included from Friday dinner to Sunday breakfast. If you come, just like summer camp, you will make great friends! Although, there will be no archery or horseback riding. Just Arts and Crafts!

The theme for Summer is Modern Quilting.  There are no classes or projects, just free sewing time.

Let's Meet the Camp Counselors!

 For the Summer session your counselors will be:

Tula Pink - Tula Pink

Image courtesy of Tula Pink

Tula Pink is an artist and sewist, a rock star fabric designer who has designed twelve lines of lush, fascinating fabric. She is know for her hand drawn animals, vibrant colorscapes, and her hidden motifs. Her newest collection, Acacia, is just arriving in stores now. A sewist, too, she has created many entrancing quilt patterns, contributed projects to magazines, and has authored two books on quilting, Quilts from the House of Tula Pink and Tula Pink's City Sampler: 100 Modern Quilt Blocks.

Katy Jones - I'm a Ginger Monkey

Photo courtesy of Rae of Made by Rae
Katy Jones is a blogger, a quilt designer, and an international modern quilting trendsetter. She is a co-founder of the modern quilting e-zine Fat Quarterly.  She has also contributed to many crafty and quilting magazines and books, blogs for SizzixUK, and has written her own book, 25 Patchwork Quilt Blocks: Projects and Inspiration from Katy Jones. This will be her second stint as a Camp Stitchalot councilor.

John Adams - Quilt Dad 

Photo courtesy of John Adams

John Adams is a father of 3 who enjoys sewing and quilting in his spare time.  Inspired by the growing number of crafting blogs and the emergence of vibrant, modern fabrics in the quilting industry, John taught himself how to use a sewing machine in 2004 and hasn't looked back.

He started his popular blog,, in 2008 to share his love of patchwork with others. Since then, John has become very active in online quilting communities. Today, he applies his modern quilting aesthetic to designing original quilt patterns for both fabric designers and companies and frequently contributes to creative blogs, books, and other collaborative endeavors.  John is a published author and co-founder of the popular e-magazine and book series for modern quilters, Fat Quarterly.

Deborah Moebes - Whipstitch

Photo courtesy of Deborah Moebes.
Deborah Moebes is an archaeologist, a pattern designer, sewing teacher, quilter, and the author of two books on sewing; Stitch by Stitch and Stitch Savvy. Deborah teaches e-classes on many topics through her website, Whipstitch. She also has a Craftsy class - Design and Sew an A-Line Skirt.

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

Photo courtesy of Brenda Ratliff
Brenda Ratliff is a contributing writer for FabShop Network's Web Cents magazine, a founding member of the Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild, and owns Pink Castle Fabrics.

Rossie Hutchinson (your hostess) - Fresh Modern Quilts

Photo courtesy of Rossie Hutchinson
Rossie teaches improvisational patchwork and introduction to quilting at Pink Castle Fabrics.  She also keeps busy with a blog, an etsy store, and writing quilt patterns.

Photos courtesy of Rae of Made by Rae and Rossie Hutchinson.

All about Camp Stitchalot.   

Book your ticket here.

And don't wait, the Summer Session is filling up fast!