PENN YORK CAMP QUILTING RETREAT
April 5-7 with Mim Cornish
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
5 yds backing ---not necessary to bring with you
DOUBLE/QUEEN QUILT 90” X 102”
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
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 email@example.com. Or Facebook at Penn York Camp Quilters Retreat.
Looking forward to a great time together,