June 22-26, 2020

This week at Uncle Carl’s Camp, campers explored turn-of-the-century quilts made on the Kansas prairie from the Kauffman Museum quilt collection. During this intergenerational experience, campers designed, pieced, quilted, and completed their own small quilts or wall hangings with the guidance of local expert quilters. Camp instructor, Karen Kreider Yoder joined online every day from California to give direction and support young quilters in Kansas.

Karen said after the first day of camp, “We had a great morning. The campers learned how to do hand quilting, and they all started quilting their small quilts. As they finish their quilting designs, they are adding more intricate lines to their designs. This is tedious work, but there were lots of smiles, and we told many quilt stories throughout the morning as we were quilting across Kansas and California.”

To showcase their work, “A Stitch in Time” Uncle Carl’s Camp teachers and campers premiered a virtual Quilt Show on the Kauffman Museum Facebook video channel. In this virtual quilt show, each camper shares about their quilting projects from the week.

Quilt campers, instructors and helpers show their quilts virtually.

Karen is assisted by her sister Esther Eash in North Newton; Uncle Carl’s Camp Director, Aaron Tschetter in Newton; and adults from Salina, Newton and Peabody who are at home with the campers.

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