Wednesday, July 4, 2012

What's Cookin' At The Sweatshop? Getting Ready For Camp...

Hi, all!

I hope you're all having a happy and safe Fourth of July!!  It's been quiet around here for the past week or so - not too many quilts were requested, which worked out well, as we needed to get ready for summer camp next week!  

From last year's summer camp...

Sixteen little girls will be learning how to make quilt tops - it's always an exciting time!  So much fun to teach the next generation of quilters....  Wish us luck!  I'll have pictures to post next week...

I finish a couple of quilts this week for some recent requests...

This beautiful red quilt was pieced by Pam S., and will be going to a woman with breast cancer...

... and this 1600 quilt, pieced by a ministry member, will be going to a man who was just diagnosed with colon cancer.

I've got one quilt on the frame, and a pile of five more ready to finish.  Some of those will go to ministry needs, and some will be going to Julie, who blogs at Having Fun Quilting, for Operation Wood Hollow.  I just peeked over at her blog, and she's already received 70 quilts!!  That is so awesome!  But there are so many more needed, so if you've got some to send, get in touch with her!

Also, if you haven't already heard about it, there's a new linky party in town over at Quilts Are For Giving - called Quilting For Good Tuesday!  A great place to link up your blog posts or photos of quilts you've made and donated.  But you can also link up about anything charity quilting related - the rules are pretty flexible!  So come on over and join the party.  The linky party will stay open all week, from Tuesday morning until Monday night, then start all over again!  So there's always a place to link up your charity efforts!




  1. Quilt camp sounds like fun but also a lot of work! What types of pattern(s) do you use?

  2. Quilt camp sounds like a great time. It is wonderful that you are teaching kids to sew.

  3. I would love to help with your quilt camp - how fun to inspire youth in a heritage craft. Absolutely love the red quilt - a real 'popper'! I have been to the new site and the first post was wonderful.

  4. Quilt camp sounds like it's going to be a blast! I think it's so neat to get a group of young girls interested in quilting and doing it to help others. What a great learning experience and message!


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