Since 1994, this annual event has brought national and internationally known teachers to Arizona and made its Flagstaff venue a destination for quilters locally and nationally. Quilt Camp in the Pines and its sister event, Quilting in the Desert, have served over 5,000 quilters since their inception.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Yoo Hoo!

Where is everybody? If you are visiting our blog, please leave a comment... just to let me know you were here. I think that so many people are on vacation or checking the blogs about the international incidents happening these days. We are truly blessed to live in the USA and also blessed to have met fellow quilters on our many travels who feel the same about where they live. And, that's a good thing!

Photo credit: Gregory Case 2008

Here is a photo from the taping of one of the classes on Ricky Tims and Alex Andersons "The Quilt Show". It is of Ricky and Rose Hughes standing in front of some of Rose's quilts. Rose is one of the fabulous teachers who will be at Quilt Camp in the Pines in Flagstaff this summer. You can't believe how amazing her work is and it's just not possible to see her incredible beading and how it enhances these quilts. There are still openings in some of her classes. You'll be sorry if you don't check it out.

Hope you are having a great Father's Day with your families. Let's see, how many Father's would like a trip to the local quilt shop as a special outing? I know that there really are some who think that's a fine way to spend the day! Quilt shop tour and then home to the BBQ. Yum! Or, just leave him at home in front of the Golf Tournament and take the kids with you to the quilt shop. He'll love it! Let us know how you are spending the day.

For anyone who comments on our blog, we'll add your name to our Quilter's Candy Jar and, who knows, we might just be sending you something really special. Gee, I wonder what a quilter would consider candy? Hmmmm?

Happy Day, Dee

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wow! A Slide Show...

I consider myself pretty computer savey but most of the time I just don't seem to have enough time to figure out all this techy new stuff. Blogging, Tweeting, Facebooking! Oh, my!

I love doing the Quilt Camp web page but longed for something that could be friendlier. My good friend, Carole, told me that I really should start Blogging. I hardly knew what blogging was but she patiently led me through it. I thought I was doing just fine but... it still needed something. I started trying to put up photos. OK, not bad. I did that, with Carole's help. Then, I get an email from my good friend and one of our favorite teachers,Jan Krentz, who suggested that I add a slide show. She told me where I could go online to get a program that would magically, after I added the photos, put it into the Blog. I found this hard to believe because about two years ago, I struggled to create a slide show for our web page. I had to write the HTML code (yep! I can... ), add the images, put the whole thing online and... it slowed everything down so badly that I just took it off. I was so bummed. But now, I have taken Jan's generous advice and am just about to put up my very first slide show. Not sure how many photos I can put in it... but I'm about to find out. I put photos of some of the classes for Quilt Camp in the Pines 2009. If anything looks interesting to you, there is still time to register for any of them. Just go to the web page and print out a registration form, fill it out, enclose a check and send it to the address on the form. Easy!

Please... let me know what you think about the Slide Show of Quilt Camp Classes. Here it is.... TaDa! I can hardly wait to check it out myself.

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Monday, June 8, 2009

More Classes...

Photo above is Curling Colours by Jacqueline de Jonge. Jacqueline is from the Netherlands and is coming to Quilt Camp in the Pines for an encore. Her students from Quilting in the Desert were enchanted with her accent, her brilliant colours and her discoveries about Americans and our eating habits in the USA. If you happen to see her, you must ask her about her first encounter with BBQ spareribs.

This is another one of Jacqueline's classes. This is her Stars in the Night. I think it's just fabulous. These quilts are paper pieced. How cool! Still room in these two classes. Don't miss out on two days of fun, fun, fun in Flagstaff!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Just Some of the Classes...

Have you checked out the classes at Quilt Camp in the Pines for this summer? There is still space in many of the classes... some of the really good classes that I think the Campers are overlooking. I get phone calls every day asking whether there are classes that are still open. I thought that I would feature one or more of the classes each day so you can see what you can still do.
Check out the classes pictured above. The one on top is John Flynn's, Quilting at Windmills. The one below it is another John Flynn class, Where's Walleye. He still has openings in some of his classes. This is really cool for those of you who don't want to go shopping for fabric (could that be?) or don't have time. Anyhow, he offers kits for each of his classes. Now... a kit is a kit but, when it comes already laser cut, what could be better? That's my kind of kit! Check out the web page and see this one and the other ones still waiting for your registration. You can't possibly want to miss the fun.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Back Again....

Just returned from a fun weekend of teaching in Winslow, AZ. Class full of ladies who want to learn to hand quilt. Just made me feel so good that there are still some quilters who want to learn or perfect their hand quilting. Machine quilting with the long arms is wonderful... and fast for the quilts that we want to finish in this year. It's simply wonderful that we can keep the old while celebrating the new. Hand quilting preserves tradition and the incredible maching quilting that is being done today is making a future. I am not a machine quilter so anything that I want to have done on a long arm must be sent out for someone else to quilt. Quilt Camp in the Pines has some neat Long Arm classes on this summer's schedule of classes but... woe is me... I'll be working hard to see that everyone else has a fabulous time and there won't be time for me to take any of the classes. So... guess what? That means that you all need to be registering so I can send my quilt tops (the ones that I have time to piece) out to you for quilting.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Would You Ever Believe?

That's us... way up there on that elephant. This was in Bangkok. So much fun... for just one time! No repeats. But, the view from up here was fabulous. We could see into a garden that was manicured beautifully. Wow!

Monday, June 1, 2009

We're Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!

It's been a long time since I've put anything on the blog. Shame on me! My intentions were so good. I figured that it would be so fun to post pictures along the way from Audrey's and my various travels. I almost always have the laptop with me and so it should be easy to just type a message and hit Go! Wrong! Easy if the laptop lives... not easy if it dies! And dead it was.
We left for our cruise from Australia to Asia (Sydney to Bangkok) flying to Los Angeles and changing planes there and flying to Sydney. There was a 5 hour layover in LA. Yep...5 hours. But, I was OK with that because I knew that I could sit at the laptop station in the airport, be plugged into power and write messages for the blog and then attend to other work that had to be done. Only one problem. Laptop... brand new in August... wouldn't boot up. Nope... nada. Hard drive dead. Dead... along with everything that was on it but that's a totally different story... for a totally different day.

We tried to get it fixed in Sydney... just what we flew 16 hours to do... visit a computer repair place. There was nothing they could do except sell me a new hard drive. And, of course, that would destroy the warranty on the "brand new" laptop! Annoying! After we returned home, Dell sent me a new hard drive and I replaced it myself. Little did I know what I can do. But... I am quilter... I can do anything!