What better way to prepare for fall than to hunker down with a hot chocolate, needle and thread and make a one-of-a-kind quilt that can be passed down from generation to generation. The notion of keepsakes is both sentimental and significant, allowing us to connect with family members near and far (as well as with those who are no longer with us). For this project we want to think of those less fortunate who could really use a quilt made with the warmth of love.
We’ll be working in collaboration with one of the Lyceum’s favourite quilters, Kari Barimicombe. Her creations are awe-inspiring and would not look out of place in artisanal stores all over the world. On the first evening we will decide upon an audiobook to accompany us across the week, as well as exploring The Quiltmaker’s Gift by Jeff Brumbeau, one of Christianne’s personal favourites.
Campers will be able to pull from the Lyceum’s fabric archives or bring in something special from home: a piece from the sweater your grandmother knitted, the elbow patch your mom sewed into your favourite shirt...the possibilities are endless. The only prerequisite is that they mean something to you.