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Celebrate  Quilts

There will be no camp for 2019. 

Dear quilting friends,
After much contemplation I have decided to take a break from Celebrate Quilts for 2019 for several reasons.
1. My son is getting married next year and I will be involved in the planning of that.
2. My physical health is challenging me right now (I’m okay, just trying to learn how to manage my aging body).
3. I need to decide if I want to continue to put the event together when attendance has dwindled so much. I have help from friends when they are available, but I am no longer able to spearhead this alone. I think a year off might help me regroup my thoughts about how to make it a successful, rewarding experience for all of us.
So keep quilting. I will. And I will keep the Facebook page and the website active. Send me pictures of your projects from Celebrate Quilts in the past.
I love interacting with all of you, and appreciate your support over these past few years. I’ll see a lot of you at Coconino Quilter’s Guild meetings, some of you at their retreat, and hopefully the rest of you at other various quilting events.
Covered in threads,

Join us for our seventh quilt camp in the cool mountains of Flagstaff, AZ! Classes and events atOdegaard’s Sewing Center

 The following events and classes will be at


403 Havasupai Road

Flagstaff, AZ  

If you need directions because you don’t have a GPS, let me know. Parking for classes is ON THE STREET near the house.  Link to map to Stay and Sew Retreat House

ALL other classes will be at

Odegaard’s Store

2109 N. Fourth Street #3

Flagstaff AZ

Link to Map to Odegaard’s Store

Evening events: (all evening events do NOT require a registration fee, so bring a friend)

The Meet and Greet, and Keynote Speaker will be at the American Legion Hall  204 W. Birch Street.

This is in downtown Flagstaff. You can park on Birch between the Legion Hall and the park for free, but check signage, as the City now charges $1/hour for all other parking. You can also park in the lot for the American Legion if there is space. Link to map to American Legion

 The Keynote Speaker, Helen Frost, will be on Thursday night at 7pm at the American Legion Hall. This is free and open to the public, sponsored by Coconino Quilters Guild.  Bring your friends and family! 

Meet & Greet with the Teachers Thursday, 6-7pm at the American Legion Hall Meet the teachers as they introduce themselves and their classes, meet your fellow campers, and win door-prizes from the teachers! 

 Pajama and Pizza Party Friday 7pm-? At the Odegaards STAY AND SEW RETREAT HOUSE  $10 Prizes for best PJ’s, open quilting room with prizes every hour.  Pizza is included!   Door prizes will only be given to those who wear their PJs!  Prizes for best, worst, cutest, most outrageous PJs. Helen and Gina will be hosts!

 Awards Dinner Saturday 6:00 at Salsa Brava 2220 E. Route 66. Pay the restaurant. Attendees will be put into a drawing for a free sewing machine from Odegaard’s Sewing Center here in Flagstaff!  Let us know by Friday if you plan to join us. Link to map to Salsa Brava

 Show and Tell Saturday, 7-8pm FREE after the Awards Dinner in the restaurant.

Check out this link: https://www.visitarizona.com/events/art-culture-and-performances/7th-annual-celebrate-quilt-camp-and-show

Changes THIS YEAR!

  • We are moving the event to have most classes at Odegaard’s Sewing Center. We will also have classes at their retreat center which is about 10 minutes away. Since most attendees have their own accommodations in Flagstaff, we have reserved the retreat center for those who normally would get a hotel. It will be much more affordable. It sleeps 10-12 people and has a classroom. More info is available on the registration and accommodations page.
  • Classes will run from 9-12, and 1:30-4:30. More time to eat and/or shop.
  • No Charge for the Meet ‘n Greet Teachers Market and Showcase. THURSDAY evening at 6 pm
  • Gift Bag Exchange on Saturday. 12:15-1:15 Brown Bag lunch. Come get to know your fellow quilters and share in the fun. See here for details.
  • Block Exchange Event. Participate in the block exchange at lunchtime on Friday and go home with enough blocks for an entire quilt. See details on the Classes page, Friday. 
  • Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy. One-hour project for only $10! No registration fee, so bring a friend, child, or grandchild. Friday night at 6pm

ALSO, the tradition continues: Don’t miss the Friday night Pajama Party! 7pm-?  Prizes for best PJ’s, open quilting room with prizes every hour.  Pizza is included!   Door prizes will only be given to those who wear their PJs!  Prizes for best, worst, cutest, most outrageous PJs. $10 

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 *Daily classes with national and regional quilt teachers! 

 Evening programs include:

*Meet ‘n Greet Teachers Market and Showcase. FREE this year!

* Keynote presentation FREE sponsored by Coconino Quilters Guild

Watercolor Wedding Quiltsmall cropped

* Gift Bag Exchange (see Special Events for details) Saturday brown bag lunch.

*Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy – 1 hour simple quilt project. Friday before the PJ party!

*”Quilt-til-you-wilt” Pajama and Pizza Party!

*Show and Tell

 *Door prizez 

 Sewing machines available to rent from Odegaard’s Sewing Center for $10/day.  (928) 774-2331 

 2018 Registration forms are available on the “Registration” tab above.

Early registration fee is $30 before May 1.   Classes will fill up fast, so don’t delay!  Classes are filled on a first-come/first-serve basis. Online payment is available OR open and print the form, sign and send it in with payment.


Helen Young Frost lecture/trunk show, 2014


Cathy Miller

Singing Quilter Cathy Miller 2013

Challenge Quilt winner: Wendy Garrison 2012

Odegaard’s Sewing Machine winner: Emma Chung 2012


Cathie and Joy

2013 Odegaard’s Sewing Machine winner: Cathie McAllister