Summer Quilting Camp Has Begun!



A sneak peak of the sampler lap quilt I made using MaryJanes beautiful Caravan Roundup Fabric (this is what the girls will end up with at the end of the quilt camp)!  This lap quilt just might become a give-away here on the blog at the end of the summer.  IF I can part with it!  


Happy, happy spring to all my Farmgirl friends!  It is warm enough in Tennessee to feel like summer is here so I’ve gone ahead and jumped in with my first Summer Quilting Camp Class.  Just in case you missed my first post about it, you can read it here.

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  1. Krista says:

    The quilt you made using MaryJane’s fabric is beautiful! I love how bright and cheerful the colors are in that fabric collection. Also, that’s some wonderful donations from each and every one of those designers. It’s very generous of them to share such wonderful fabrics. Now I really can’t wait to see how each of the girls lap quilts turn out! Your going to be an awesome teacher! Your coasters are so cute! Love love that red one! Congratulations Ann on your wonderful surprise!

    • Dori Troutman says:


      I think that fabric is absolutely DIVINE!!! The girl that chose it is so happy she got to use it. And it will look completely different than the one I made because of the way that she chose to combine her fabrics! So much fun!!!

      – Dori –

  2. Marvene says:

    You are to be commended as are the girls and their parents — to still care about learning the skills of their ancestors.

    You are and will do a tremendous job. Your joyful attitude is a blessing from God.

    Mamaw would be proud of you too!

    Love, Ms

    • Dori Troutman says:

      Oh….. thank you Aunt Marvene. Sometimes I miss Mamaw so much and wish that I could pick up the phone and talk to her. Better yet, have her here working on a project with me. I’ve always felt if I could be the kind and loving grandmother that Mamaw was to me, then I would be a success!


      – Dori –

  3. Denise Ross says:

    These are gorgeous quilts and coasters, Dori. I can’t wait to see how your girls put them all together. Very exciting you’ve got your project classes off the ground. I’m sure it will be a very rewarding experience for both you and the girls who do your class, in confidence building, knowledge and skills. So glad you’re doing this.
    Wishing you a blessed Easter season.

  4. Kristeen Gough says:

    Love you blog,,

  5. I think you need to do this for adults also!! I would love to come take a basic quilting class, because that is about how much patience I would have would be a lap blanket!

    Lucky girls Dori


  6. Vivian Monroe says:

    Dori, this is gonna be such an awesome experience, I only wished I lived near by and I would take the class as well. 🙂 (I would just fib about my age) haha..Cant wait to see their finished projects. Have a very blessed day and BLessed Easter as well. Neta

  7. Judy from Maine says:

    So wonderful that you are sharing your considerable skills with these girls. I feel it is so important to impart the skill and joy that quilting brings to our younger generation. Sadly, these skills don’t seem to be taught in schools anymore, so your efforts are even more important. I can’t wait to see all the finished quilts. Who knows you might be teaching a quilt artist of the future. Above all, you have fun too, I know it is a lot of prep work, but I promise you the reward will be in the joy you and your class will share.

  8. Jodie says:

    Dori! Those coasters are darling!!! Did you hand stitch the designs? Simply darling! You are a whiz with the sewing machine. I always enjoy your creations, including the lap quilt the girls will be making! Keep up the great work! You inspire me to finally start working on a quilt project I’ve been getting up the nerve to make! Thanks!

  9. Sandi King says:

    Dori, what a wonderful start to summer for you and the girls. I love all the fabrics but my favorite is the Playground by Amy Sinibaldi – partial to blues. I want to make a quilt or more than one actually but I was thinking of cutting up material I have on hand like older clothes no one wears anymore or sheets or cases that are a bit worn in places, or drapes etc. You get the idea! I lucked out at an auction and picked up a lot of polyester batting which I intend to use as the filling. I also want to use some for stuffing in a couple of dolls I hope to make also this summer. So glad you are starting the quilt season off. Looking forward to more exciting things from you and the girls.

  10. Joan says:

    I too am excited for the girls and to see their results. Thank you for doing this, it is important for youngers to learn quilting. God bless.

  11. Cyndie Gray says:

    So excited to follow along with your sweet class! What a wonderful learning experience for these girls…with beautiful finished lap quilts as the results. Your fabulous idea to contact fabric companies was spot on! Can’t wait to see the next posting!

  12. Irene says:

    I love the coasters. The girls are so lucky to be learning how to sew. Can’t wait to see the finished projects. You are such an inspiration to so many. I am knitting the first of three blankets for Xmas and working on two cookbooks for Xmas. Thanks for inspiring us. Have a great Easter.

  13. Marlene Capelle says:

    Dang, I wish you were around when I was a little gir.

  14. dana willard says:

    This is so awesome! I can’t wait to see their finished products!!

  15. Robin Reichardt says:

    Good luck with this class!! I hope they will be a new generation of family quilters! On a recent shopping trip I bought several yds. of a fluer-de-lis fabric that inspired me to promise my sister-in-law some quilts (she is from the New Orleans area). What apprx. dimensions will your classes lap quilts be? I recently googled lap quilts for nursing homes (another project my club is doing) and read of several dimensions!! Do you have any experience or suggestions on them?? Thank You and love reading your blog!!

  16. Susan Ewing says:

    I love the coasters! Did you design the patterns. Would love a pattern and I think I would do the whole set in red material and red work embroidery.

    • Dori Troutman says:

      Hi Susan,

      I wish I could share the pattern, but since it is a purchased pattern I cannot do that. However, it is in a book called Sew Illustrated by Minki Kim. I’m sure you could order it from Amazon if you wanted to purchase it. There are so many fun projects in the book it is totally worth having. And YES!!! Red work embroidery would be beautiful!

      – Dori –

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