At the end of June we held our annual Quilt Camp for youth ages 7-17. This year 61 campers from Kentucky, Illinois & Tennessee participated in the Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced sessions. Campers spent four half-days learning a variety of quilting skills and techniques. Younger quilters focused on machine piecing, ironing, and hand tying a quilt. Returning campers expanded their skills to include rotary cutting, machine quilting, and binding! Each day they visited the galleries to experience some of the fantastic artworks.
“I love teaching quilt camp because it gives the kids a chance to be creative and experience quilting first-hand. Watching them take ownership of the design process and fabric selection is exciting and inspires me every year. Knowing that these campers will go home with a finished quilt and a love for quilting and fiber art is incredible,” says Becky, Director of Education. Several parents have since commented that Quilt Camp was their child’s favorite activity this summer.
Thanks to all of the volunteers & staff members who helped prepare and assist during Camp. Volunteer Lois said, "I love seeing the smiles on their faces when they finish their quilts. It's the best part!"
Education sponsors generously provide our fabrics, threads, and batting to make Quilt Camp a success!
- Hancock’s of Paducah
- Hobbs Batting
- The Warm Company
- Aurifil Thread
- Janome USA
- Ronald McDonald House Charities