Saturday, June 11, 2016

Glamp Stitchalot - Processing...

I can hardly believe it that it's already been a week since Glamp Stitchalot. Honestly, I'm still reeling...  But it was time to share some of it with those of you who've been waiting patiently to hear about my adventures!

Packing for a quick jaunt to Ann Arbor wasn't too bad. Of course, I had to pack the sewing stuff first!  I went as minimalist as possible... tough job for an overpacker! I resisted the urge to pack extra clothes. Couldn't risk running out of space for fabric on the return trip.
I had to make sure I didn't forget my swap pouch. My partner said she liked Carolyn Friedlander fabric and rainbow. I shrunk Kristy @ Quiet Play's free paper pieced "Create" pattern by 70% to make it fit the panel I had already created for the back.
The back is my own design. Rainbow-y. Match stick quilting in white with a single line of each colour. I've got to do that again... it tempted me to keep it for myself!
 And for the lining, more of my precious low volume Friedlander supply!
The swap didn't require goodies, but I like some good zipper pouch karma, so I loaded mine up with some local stuff. Who doesn't love a chocolate lobster?

I wasn't expecting that my first evening at Glamp would be mind blowing. Seriously.
Pick a classroom seat, eat some supper, give away a zipper pouch to my partner, get a zipper pouch from a different partner. Oh yeah. Turns out my swap partner was one of the fabulous instructors, Penny Layman.  You know, the author of Paper Pieced Home? Yup. Mind blown. I almost cried.
As if the pouch wasn't enough, she included some very cool FQs from Korea, a vintage inspired notebook, and some Washi.  Check out that fussy cut bottle label! And there are few beverages I love like orange pop!
Phew... hard to believe that's only the pre-trip and first day. Tomorrow I'll share my fabric haul from the trip and next week, more on the amazing instructors, blocks made, and lessons learned!



  1. Such cute little pouches!! Can't wait to hear about your adventures! 😊

  2. That's why you wanted orange pop that first evening ;) It was an incredible trip! Awesome swap goodies for your partner! Mmmmm chocolate ;)

    1. Yup. Fanta is my fav, but I'll take pretty much any orange pop!

  3. I'm so jealous. Friends who went also said they had a blast. I'm glad you got some time away and used it seeeeew wisely!

  4. Wow, that is an awesome start to your trip, indeed! And I agree, orange pop (orange cream pop, too) are a very rare indulgence for me. <3

  5. I can feel your excitement in every word! What a wonderful way to start your Glamping...the classroom itself and those fabulous pouches you and she made! Amazing stuff! Looking forward to reading your next post!

  6. Oh, my goodness gracious! Your pouch? Totally awesome! I'll bet your partner was so pleased. The pouch you rec'd? Very exciting! Glad you had such a good time. Can't wait to hear more! XO

  7. Both pouches are fabulous Jenn! The start of your Glamp Stitch-a-lot experience already looks like the best time ever!

  8. Looks like so much fun. I love the pouch that you made and the one that you received!

  9. This is sew exciting! I can't wait to read about your classes and all the experiences you had at this event. Your pouch is so pretty. Must have been difficult to let go of. That quilting? Mmmmmm! But the one you received in return is so cute! But I'm sure it didn't have a chocolate lobster.


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