2019 spring Quilting retreat

Friday, April 5th - Sunday, April 7th

Arrival:  4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 5th.

Note: Please do not arrive earlier than 3:30 p.m.

Departure: 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 7th.

Note: Registration is at 4; class will not start until all class participants have arrived. You are welcome to bring a personal project to work on in the meantime.


Full Retreat: $125

Full Retreat Commuting: $100

Friday-Saturday: $100

Friday-Saturday Commuting: $80

Early Bird Discount: Register before March 25th and save $10

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April 5-7 with Mim Cornish

Hello friends!

Isn’t it wonderful to have something fun to look forward to during these long dreary days of

winter? And another good thing, this time the retreat is actually in the SPRING…here’s hoping

the weather is agreeable!

At this retreat we will be making a Trip Around the World quilt using Eleanor Burns book “Quick

Trip”. This is a traditional quilt, but Eleanor has made it super simple with her strip quilting

method, and corners that don’t have to be matched!! So it goes together much more quickly.

A word about choosing your fabrics; what I did was pick my border (focus fabric) first. Then I

began the fun search for fabrics that matched or coordinated. I actually have about 5 fabrics

that didn’t make the cut once I had time to play with them and get them in a preferable order.

But I’m sure I can use them for another project! Also, I have enough border print to include the

same fabric as one of my “trips”.

For a better idea of how to choose fabrics, I have put a short video on the Facebook page “Penn

York Camp Quilters Retreat” If you aren’t already a member (this is a closed group) please send

me a request and I will add you on!

For ease of eliminating LOTS of detail, I will give you the fabric requirements for just 2 sizes.

There are many other options that can be found that same Facebook page.

LAP QUILT 54” X 77”

½ yd EACH of 9 different fabrics

½ yd first (narrow) border

1 1/3 yd outer border

2/3yd binding

5 yds backing ---not necessary to bring with you


2/3 yd EACH of 12 fabrics

2/3 yd first (narrow) border

2 3/8yd outer border

7/8 yd binding

9 yds backing---not necessary to bring with you

I’m not going to require you to have the book, but if you are interested in purchasing her book,

you can find it on her website. When I looked just now, it was on sale for $15.16. There are

several other fun quilt ideas using the same technique in the book.

  • Your sewing machine, rotary equipment, and all your other wonderful quilting gadgets
  • A flannel backed tablecloth to be used as a design wall
  • An ironing station for yourself or to share with friends (I encourage you to share
  • because too many irons plugged in at once causes circuit breaker problems)
  • Extension cord and/or power strip

If you want to bring a snack to share, feel free to do so. We’ll all be happy to share it with you!

Reminder: you need to bring your own bedding and towels. These are not furnished by the


Registration is at 4:00 on Friday; class will not start until all class participants have arrived. You

are welcome to bring a personal project to work on in the meantime.

If you’re coming with a friend, when you register you need to specify who it is you want to

room with.

As always registration & payment is through Penn-York Camp. If there are any questions concerning the quilt, contact me at 814-274-7691, or e-mail quiltersheaven2@zitomedia.net. Or Facebook at Penn York Camp Quilters Retreat.

Looking forward to a great time together,