Quilting by the Lake

Quilting by the Lake

October 11th – 15th, 2017

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The fall quilting retreat will soon be here! Below are the details from Sandy Carlson for the projects you will be able to participate in. The supply lists can be found here.


The quilt pictured here is called ‘Tri Tri Again’; it is made from squares with a triangle added in one corner. I found a new tool I like to use called Folded Corner Clipper. I used the waste triangles to make the border. Very easy pattern for a beginner. Could be made in any size. Mine seemed to grow a bit but a very nice bed size. Pattern will be available at camp. I will demonstrate a few ways to do the folder corner technique that is so common in today’s patterns.


The quilted box has so many uses and can be made in many sizes. I used 2 fat quarters for this one. It is made flat so you can practice your free motion quilting to just do parallel straight lines. Great project to perfect some techniques including binding. Can be used to hold tools, collect fabric scraps, hold hand towels in the bathroom.

The pumpkin table runner is fun to make by starting with a center shape and using a sew and flip technique you keep adding until it can be squared up and then using the folded corner technique turned into a pumpkin. Add some background and you’re done. Make one and use it for a small wall hanging or sew 3 and make a table runner. The border is different width strips that do not even need to be straight!













Have you got some border print fabric you fell in love with and now need a project for? The 600 triangle runner pattern is a quick way to sew up some table runners and or placemats. Glue can be used to help line up the patterns before sewing to achieve the continuous design look so make sure you have a school glue stick in your supplies for camp! I made all 3 of these in 3 hours! I will have kits for purchase if you are interested but haven’t got any border prints in your stash.


Watch the Facebook page for quilting retreat for updates on projects and supply lists. Hoping to see you there!

YMCA Camp Miller
89382 E. Frontage Road
Sturgeon Lake, MN 55783
Camp Miller Duluth Y Office
302 West 1st Street
Duluth, MN 55802
218-722-4745 ext. 143
Eric Sommer
Executive Director of
Camping Services
Damita Miller-Chasson
Camp Miller Retreat Director

John Maly
Resident Camp Director