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2023 Spring Quilting Retreat

With Diane and Sue

"Crazy" Log Cabin

Friday, May 19 - Sunday, May 21

Arrival:  4 p.m. on Friday


Full Retreat: $125

Full Retreat Commuting: $100

Friday-Saturday: $100

Friday-Saturday Commuting: $80


Early Bird Discount:
Register before May 8th and save $10

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Note From Mim

Hello Everyone,

When Mim announced that she was “retiring” from doing our Penn-York Camp Quilt Retreats, there was a sigh that that they might not continue. Sue Reigh and   Dianne Caudell discussed the idea of doing the retreats and met with the Directors of Penn-York Camp. Sue and Dianne have attended several of the retreats with Mim over the last 10 years. Although neither feel that they can take Mim’s place, they feel that with the help of the Directors and all those attending, they can conduct the  retreats and continue the tradition of  Quilting, Friendship and Fellowship!

The Quilt pattern for this retreat is an adaptation of a “Crazy” Log Cabin. The pattern is no longer in print and  unavailable, but the directions and pattern have been adapted and copies for each  person will be brought to camp. The pattern lends itself to a quilt top or a quilt as you go quilt. Fabric    requirements for each are listed. This is a great quilt to incorporate pieces from your stash!!

Fabric needed for Top Only or quilt as You Go

Using Jelly Rolls: 1 jelly roll = 9 blocks
Lap: 9 blocks, 42” x 42” use 1 jelly roll + stash
Throw: 16 blocks, 56” x 56” use 2 jelly rolls
Twin: 20 blocks, 56 “x 70” , 2 1/12 jelly rolls + stash
Full: 25 blocks, 70 “x 70 “, use 3 jelly rolls + stash
Queen: 36 Blocks, 84” x 84”, 4 jelly rolls + stash
Accent Color: use 1/2 fat quarter for Lap,
Throw and Twin, 1 fat quarter for Full and Queen
     Using Fat Quarters : 1 Light + 1 Dark = 2 blocks, same sizes as above
Lap: use up stash for enough color variety
Throw: 10 light, 10 dark fat quarters
Twin: 10 light, 10 dark fat quarters + stash
Full: 13 light, 13 dark fat quarters
Queen: 18 light, 18 dark fat quarters
Sizes are before any borders are added
2” Border: Lap 1/3 yd , Throw and Twin, 1/2 yd,
Full 1/2 yd, Queen 3/4 yd.
4” Border: Lap 1/2 yd, Throw 3/4 yd, Twin 1 yd,
Full 1 1/4 yd, Queen 1 1/2 yd
For Quilt as You Go
Buy batting to fit Crib, Throw, Twin, Full or
Queen (the larger sizes get quite cumbersome)
Backing for Quilt as You Go: Lap 2 yds, Throw
4 yds, Twin 5 yds, Full 7 1/2 yds, Queen 9 yds
The pattern will be available and you can begin
cutting the Crazy Pieces when you arrive!



Log Cabin Quilts use a color for the center that represents heat or light coming from the hearth of the home, usually red, orange or a bright yellow. 

What can you cut ahead? Cut the Accent Fabric into 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch squares.

If making the quilt as you go, cut the batting into 16 x 16 inch squares and the backing into 18 x 18inch squares.

Make jelly roll strips from your stash in lights and darks.

You will need to bring: Your machine and sewing supplies, a power strip and an       extension cord, an iron and ironing board to share with your group, all your sewing     notions and a flannel backed table cloth for your design wall.

Also bring your own bedding, towels and toiletries.

Arrival is at 4:00pm on Friday

Registration is through Penn-York Camp
Please identify cabin mates 

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