Let's Go Camping BOM Block Five: Things You Do
Are you getting ready for your first camping trip of the summer? We think May is a great month to get outdoors! Pat’s theme this year, 'Let’s Go Camping!' has inspired us to get our camping gear out.


The block download is after Pat discusses her inspiration for this month's block down below.

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Pat Sloan About On This Month's Block

Block #5 is ‘Things you Do’ while camping. What type of activities do we do while on vacation camping?

• Do you like to go bird watching? One year we were traveling and there was a park that had Eagles nests. I really wish we had stopped to spend some time looking for Eagles.
• There are tons of outdoorsy things to do while camping. Such as going for a hike, looking for flowers & leaves in the woods, or strolling along the lake.
• How about some water activities like kayaking and swimming? Maybe you have a boat at your lake cabin?
• Camping outside, glamping inside, or even Ultra-Glamping in a hotel... you might play cards and board games. How about taking over the table to do a puzzle?
• Personally I love to walk, take photos, read, and of course... quilt!

Do you take your quilting on your camping trips? Do you take your machines or just do hand work?

Here is a great list of camping activities:
https://skyaboveus.com/camping/camping-activities-fun-things-to-do-when-camping


All photos are from canva.com

In the evenings when the daily camping activities are done the fun can be found around the campfire. First we cook a fabulous meal, because cooking and then eating outside always tastes better, right? After we eat someone will get the bonfire going, then we all pull up the lawn chairs and get ready to... Tell a few stories...



Maybe a few Ghost stories

As a kid the ghost stories told at girl scout camp at night were scary, but did I leave? NOPE! I stayed to hear the whole thing then clutched my girlfriends arm as we ran giggling back to our tents, great memories!

Here is a fun list of Ghost stories, in case you need to add a few to your collection

Kid Friendly - https://koa.com/blog/kid-friendly-spooky-campfire-stories/
Adults, and do a search, there are tons out there! - http://www.americanfolklore.net/campfire.html


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Do you have a favorite activity you do while camping? Perhaps something unique your family created? We’d love to hear it, tell us in the comments!




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Shop Features
Meet another set of GREAT quilt shops this month! Once you download the block, visit them, it’s so fun to find new quilt shops to visit!


Country Caboose Quilts
Country Caboose Quilts originally opened (in 1995) as Country Caboose Crafts and Quilts in a Soo Line train caboose on the same property where our current shop stands today. To begin with, we sold handcrafted, quilted gifts made by myself and other local artists, including baby quilts, table runners and tree skirts.

By 2003, owner, Kim Tyson, moved everything from the caboose into a new shop located in the front half of the building her husband built (on the same lot as caboose) to use as a garage/man cave. In addition to handcrafted gifts, the little store consisted of 30 bolts of fabric, a handful of patterns and books, and some sewing notions. Within a year, the crafts disappeared, making way for a full-blown quilt shop that would soon be bursting at the seams.

In 2012 an addition to the building expanded the shop from it's original 900 sq. ft. to it's current 2000 sq. ft., The addition provided the necessary space for a designated classroom, an area for the long arm quilting machine, and extra room for a broader product area (the only way I’ll ever get more space is to pay off the loan for the addition and build a heated garage for my husband!).

Sadly, the Soo Line train caboose, which was our name sake is no longer with us. In May of 2013, she was towed from Wahkon to Lakeville, MN, to be restored to her original state and is now on display in Northfield, MN, where she was first placed on the track almost 100 years ago.

Country Caboose Quilts has come a long way since 1995, but one thing that hasn’t changed is our dedication to our customers! We strive to offer the best customer service in the industry, by providing a friendly store atmosphere where quilters of all ages, styles, and skill levels can gather to learn, socialize, and create.

From our extensive selection of designer fabrics, sewing notions, and quilting supplies to our convenient long arm and sewing machine repair services, we have all the essentials (and lots of extras) to help our customers expand their creativity and create beautiful quilting projects that reflect their individual style!


Owner: Kim Tyson
Country Caboose Quilts
http://www.countrycaboosequilts.com/
https://www.facebook.com/CountryCabooseQuilts/
108 S Main St / PO Box 38
Wahkon, MN 56386

Phone:
(320) 495-3658
Hours:
Monday - Closed

Summer Hours (May 16th - November 14th)
Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5 pm
Sunday - Noon - 5 pm

Winter Hours (November 15th - May 15th)
Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5 pm
Sunday - Closed







Shop Feature: Quilting Mayhem


Quilting Mayhem

Quilting Mayhem is a family owned and operated company committed to providing a generous selection of high quality fabrics and quilting supplies to meet all your sewing needs. We’re always updating our inventory to make room for the industry’s latest product releases and accommodate the creative needs of our customers.

As a longtime quilter with over 20 years of experience, Mindy (Quilting Mayhem owner) is passionate about sharing her love of sewing with all who wish to learn. She strives to maintain a friendly shop atmosphere where stitchers of all skill levels feel comfortable learning and creating. That's why we offer a wide range of classes, clubs, and social events that are informative, but low-key, to encourage fun...and success.

Our goal here at Quilting Mayhem is to inspire the creative spirit within. We have a friendly, knowledgeable staff on hand to offer expert product advice, personalized service, and ongoing support throughout your quilting journey. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. We're always happy to assist you however we can!

Owner: Mindy Lennon
Quilting Mayhem
http://www.quiltingmayhem.com/
https://www.facebook.com/quiltingmayhem
1011 2nd Street
Snohomish, WA

Phone:
(425) 533-2566
Hours:
10:00 – 6:00 Mondays – Saturday
Noon – 5:00 Sunday



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