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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

More From Camp Blanding

It was amazing how much creativity was housed under one roof at Camp Blanding last week.  These "campers" were working on everything under the sun, piecing quilts of course, working with wool, hooking rugs, applique....you name it...it was happening!  Wonderful array of colors and textures with talent everywhere!

In our own little corner of the room, we had no lack of talent, to be sure!  Starting with our fearless leader, Gloria Parsons of Olde Green Cupboard Designs.  While Gloria was overseeing this 5 day sew-a-palooza, she still managed to create several darling projects, like the Kansas Troubles pincushions in the photo, and......

...this darling little bunny "box".  Notice the rings the box has?  Well, they're actually wood embroidery hoops that she glued together!  How clever!  She made a lid and designed the wool bunny for her wool club.  Gloria was also working on more than a few top secret projects coming soon.  Check out Gloria's blog, Facebook page, and Pinterest boards to keep up with all that's new with my oh-so-talented friend! 

Sitting next to Gloria are these two talented ladies.....the women behind Red Crinoline Quilts, Paula Barnes and Mary Ellen Robison (formerly Bonnie Blue Quilts).  Paula is also a fellow fabric designer at Marcus Fabrics.  Paula and Mary Ellen live in different states, so when they have an opportunity to get together, they make the most of it.  

Mary Ellen completed this beauty, which is the new version of their pattern Sarah Emma made with Paula's new fabric collection Townhouse Gardens.  How lovely is that?  They were also working on a new quilt for Tavern Blues II.  It was a work in progress, so no photos of that one.....still top secret.

The biggest secret I have to keep is what's in this unassuming bin.  

It's Red Crinoline's newest Block of the Month called Hampton Ridge.
I've seen the fabrics....beautiful!!
I've seen the quilt design...Oh Lordy!

I'm here to tell you all to start saving your pennies, dear readers!!
You're gonna want this quilt for sure!

It blew my socks off!!  I can hardly wait myself!!  Paula and Mary Ellen tell me that the Hampton Ridge BOM will be in your local quilt shops this coming summer.  

There's always something new coming from Paula and Mary Ellen, and like Gloria, the best way to find all their goodies is via the Red Crinoline blog, website, Facebook page, and Pinterest boards.

Oh...and I just have to tell you about Paula's daughter, Alison.  I'd heard Ali made some delicious cookies, but I had no idea how beautiful they were as well.  You just have to take a look at these cookies...her cookies are an art form!  Incredible!  Click here to go to Ali Bees Bake Shop.  It's a real treat!  (sorry I couldn't resist the pun!)

Well, I'd better sign off for now, I've got a few things in the works myself, and better get back to sewing.  Thanks for popping in to visit with me.....enjoy your day!



  1. Love the bunny box, the quilt, and all the fun you had! Great pics of a great time!

  2. Thank you so much for your kind words. I just heard that the quilting on Hampton Ridge is done, so we are 1 step closer to the program debut!!!

    I love Gloria's little box too and I think I'm going to teach my non-sewing/non-crafty sisters-in-law how to make one. Should be great fun!!!!

    I hope you can join us on our next retreat!!

  3. Oh I love that Tavern Blues II. I visited the Marcus websight and downloaded that pattern which is so pretty . I will watch for the Tavern Blues and for the new BOB. Thanks for keeping us posted.

  4. awe! Thanks for mentioning me :)