Confetti Cake

Maxed Out

No longer accepting registrations

Friday, October 9th - Sunday, October 11th

Or stay until Monday, October 12th   see details below

Arrival:  4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 9th.

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

Departure: 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 11th.  Or  stay an additional day and depart on Monday, October 12th

Note: Registration is at 4:00 p.m.; class will not start until all class participants have arrived. You are welcome to bring a personal project to work on in the meantime.




October 9-11 with Mim Cornish


Greetings friends old and new!

I’m pretty sure I don’t need to ask who is ready for a quilting get-away!  Hopefully you have been able to get some quilting done during this off time!  I’ve been finishing some projects that have been around here for a long time. That’s a happy place in my life right now. Hopefully you have been able to find the happy and positive during these crazy times!

Because we had to cancel the spring retreat, we’ll be making the quilt that was planned for that time. It’s a quilt called Confetti Cake…the “cake” part is because you need to use a layer cake, and the “confetti” part is because we cut it into many little pieces. (No worry, it’s an easy process!)


Forty 10” squares or one layer cake. You can purchase a readymade layer cake, or cut forty 10” x 10” squares from your fabric stash

1 fat eighth (9 x 18) or a piece you can cut out twenty 2” squares (center squares)

3 yds background

2 yds border

1 yd binding

5 yds backing (not necessary to bring to retreat)

I have already purchased the patterns so you can purchase it from me at the retreat. ($10.00)

Also bring:

  • 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.



A couple retreats ago some ladies were bemoaning the fact that Sunday at 2:00 came way too soon, and could we please stay just ONE MORE DAY? So after talking to the folks at camp, I’m happy to say YES you can!!  

So that we can release the cook after brunch on Sunday, we will all pitch in $$$ and order in something on Sunday evening. Then for Monday morning, I will fix you all brunch like I did at last year’s fall retreat.  

A word about COVID restrictions, as long as we stay in the green phase, this is what it will look like:

The group size for the Alpine Center is limited to 25 people…so get your registration in early

Meals will not be served in the dining hall. Take out containers will be filled and we will pick them up on the dining hall porch and take them either to outside tables, or back to our sewing area. 

Since our tables are already 6’ apart, social distancing should not be a problem.

Masks will be required when a 6’ distance is not possible and also when picking up your meals. 

PLEASE, if you are showing any signs of illness, stay home!!

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

Registration is at 4:00 on Friday (please plan to arrive not more than 30 minutes early)   I prefer not to start until all participants have arrived.  However if you know you will be late, please let me know and we will help you catch up when you arrive.

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  pennyork.com (you can find us under events) or call 814-848-9811 Any questions concerning the quilt, contact me at 814-274-7691, e-mail quiltersheaven2@zitomedia.net or Facebook at Penn York Camp Quilters Retreat.

Looking forward to a great time together!



Penn-York Camp & Retreat Center

266 Northern Potter Rd.   Ulysses, PA   16948

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