Let's Go Camping BOM Block Seven: Things to Camp In
Pat’s theme this year, 'Let’s Go Camping!' has had us pull out our camping gear and get ready! This month, Pat explores what vehicles and shelters we camp in.
The block download is after Pat discusses her inspiration for this month's block down below.
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Pat Sloan About This Month's Block
Camping has so many elements and one is what we camp in. Do you love a tent, a trailer, an RV, or maybe a cabin? All are fabulous options and I have a feeling many of you have tried a few of them.
These days I’m a ‘The Cabin is roughing it, hotel on the beach is better’ camper, wink!, but my first experience was a tent. And not just any tent.
I was in the Girls Scouts in Germany, our summer camp was in the forest. The first day was setting up for the week ahead. We only slept over one night, I think that is all our leaders could stand, but on the first day we set up the tents. These were not pup tents, but ones that were a bit larger to hold several of us.
The first year was quite the experience as we had to set up and use our own tents. That meant a team of scouts who had never pitched a tent, worked together to figure it out.
You know how nice and straight the top of the tents usually are? Not so much on my team! The middle of the tent just about touched the ground. And it stayed this way the entire week. And on the last night, my team slept in it!
The next year our skills had improved, or maybe I found a better team to be on!
I’ve stayed in a few other memorable things, be sure to visit my website to hear about a few of them. I’d love to know a unique or memorable camping trip you had, leave us a comment below.
The first time I saw a vintage trailer I have to admit... I wanted one. In aqua or red... ok... RED! I want to decorate the inside, doll it all up.
My friend Eileen Hull is a very talented Sizzix die designer. She works with mostly paper, creating amazing dies and things from them. This camper is hers. She took the dream so many of us have and made it real.
Eileen fixed up her camper and named it Scotty. She travels around the country teaching workshops, how fun is that! If you go to the crafting trade show, you would also find her camper as her ‘booth’ at the show.
This is Scotty enjoying Eileen’s backyard before they head out again.
If you have (or want) a camper do you ‘Go Big’ with an RV or are you ‘cozy vintage camper’ quilter?
Visit Eileen https://www.facebook.com/eileenhulldesigns/
A fun group who travel together in campers is Sisters on the Fly. Learn more at https://www.sistersonthefly.com/
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Do you have a favorite trailer, cabin, or tent to camp in? Perhaps something else entirely (hammocks anyone)? We’d love to hear it, tell us in the comments!
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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!
Poppy Quilt N Sew, Georgetown, Texas
Poppy Quilt 'N Sew is a quilter's dream, located just north of Austin, in the quaint historical town of Georgetown, Texas, only minutes west of I-35. We have what the quilter needs, a wide selection of quality cotton fabrics, from all the major suppliers,including, but not limited to, Hoffman, Kaffe Fasset, Hoffman, Moda, Northcott, and Timeless Treasures, to name a few. Headquarters for batiks and black and white prints. Great selection of books, patterns, and notions, as well. A variety of classes is offered for the quilter and craft sewer. Visit our retail store or shop on line. Experienced, Knowledgeable staff! Personal touch and great customer service is our goal!
Owner: Anita Brockell
Poppy Quilt ‘n Sew
3010 Williams Dr, Ste 156
Sunday - Closed
Monday - Friday 10am - 6 pm (7pm on Tues)
Saturday - 10am - 4 pm
The Quilt Rack & Wool Cubby, North Platte, Nebraska
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