Held periodically at the Great Expectations Creativity Center in picturesque La Grange, Texas, Quilt Camp™ brings together some of the world’s top quilting teachers and students for a fun
and creative weekend workshop.


Class size is limited to 25 students, so there is plenty of opportunity for interaction and hands-on experience at individual workstations. The weekend also includes a trip to the Texas Quilt Museum. All meals are included and there is some accommodation available in the Center’s charming dorm rooms.

Summer Quilt Camp™ 2018
with Frieda Anderson

July 20-22, 2018

Great Expectations Creativity Center | La Grange, Texas

Join us for Summer Quilt Camp™ 2018, a weekend of learning, fun, friendship,
and design at the beautiful Great Expectations Creativity Center in Central Texas. This event is going to be amazing!

Winter Forest 25” x 35” by Frieda Anderson

Workshop Description

IMAGINE the tranquil FOREST

This project requires you to let go and be creative. Students will begin by picking out their color scheme from the yards of hand dyed fabric that Frieda will provide as part of the kit. There will be plenty of color choices to pick from, OR, students can make the design in the color scheme shown in the sample. Of course, Frieda will help the students with their color decisions.

Raw-edge fusing makes this class fun and easy, and you’ll learn new techniques to make it fast. A kit takes the worry out of the fabric selection, and Frieda discusses machine-quilting tricks to complete this colorful wallhanging at home.   Fusing allows for endless possibilities with easy construction of shapes and details that will open the doors of creativity for you. No sewing machine is required to create the quilt top.

Using organic shapes and free, expressive cutting, students will create an improvisational, collage-style quilt top. Students will learn how to use strip fusing sets and traced design elements to assemble this one-of-a-kind wallhanging.


Winter Forest Brown by Frieda Anderson

Workshop & Activities Schedule

All events and activities are at the Great Expectations Creativity Center, except the visit to the Texas Quilt Museum and downtown La Grange.



4:00-5:30 p.m.

5:30-6:30 p.m.


6:30-9:30 p.m.



8:00-9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m.-Noon

Noon-12:45 p.m.



1:00-2:30 p.m.

3:00-6:00 p.m.

6:00-7:00 p.m.




8:00-8:30 a.m.

8:30-11:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m.-Noon


Check-in and claim your work station

Supper—Catered Baked Potato Bar featuring Back Porch BBQ brisket, assorted toppings, salad, and dessert bars

Class Time—begin IMAGINE the tranquil FOREST



Breakfast—tacos, kolaches, rolls, fruit, coffee, tea, and juice

Class Time—Continue IMAGINE the tranquil FOREST

Lunch—Sandwich Variety Tray featuring Smoked Ham & Cheddar, Smoked Turkey & Swiss, Smoked Chicken Salad or Caprese served on mini sweet & sourdough buns, coleslaw, & assorted cookies for dessert.

Visit the Texas Quilt Museum & downtown La Grange

Class Time— Continue IMAGINE the tranquil FOREST

Catered Supper—Catered Fiesta Feast: Beef & Chicken Fajitas served with Spanish Rice, Charro Beans, warm tortillas and toppings. Chips & salsa, salad and fruit cobbler complete the feast.


Breakfast—tacos, kolaches, rolls, fruit, coffee, tea, and juice

Class Time—Continue IMAGINE the tranquil FOREST




Author, award-winning quilter, instructor, and judge.

Frieda Anderson

Frieda’s original quilts are inspired by the everyday scenery that surrounds her and the colors of the mid-west landscape she lives in. She works with her own hand dyed cotton and silk fabrics. The dyeing process is always an adventure. The ways the dyed fabric look influence the rhythm of her work and the way she uses color in her pieces and often affects how she quilts her quilts. Trees and leaves are a big part of what influences her designs.



Winter Forest (detail) by Frieda AndersonSupply list for this class:

  • Really sharp smaller embroidery scissors for fabric and regular size scissors
  • Mechanical pencil and extra fine sharpie marker
  • Rotary mat and ruler (larger size mat)
  • A box of parchment paper that you buy at the grocery store, Reynolds, Costco or
    Sam club brands only
  • 6-8 yards of Wonder Under fusible web – it says #805 on the end of the bolt (no substitutions please)
  • Students may bring a sewing machine along with additional fabric for the backing and batting, but we probably won’t get to the quilting part in class.


We will provide:

  • Pattern and Frieda’s hand dyed fabric
    kit $70 – Required and paid for at time
    of registration.
    Kit contains:
  • ½ yard of hand dyed silk fabric for the background behind the trees
  • ½  yard of hand dyed multi colored fabric for the trees
  • and the paper pattern with written directions
  • A standard foam-core board the size of the project
  • Irons




Basic cost for the workshop and meals as listed in the workshop schedule, bottled water, soft drinks, tea, coffee, and snacks is $275. Breakfast, lunch and suppers are brought in from local restaurants. An additional required kit fee of $70 is due at the time of registration from each camper.




Two dorm-style rooms at the Creativity Center, each with five single beds and one bath, accommodate a maximum of 10 Quilt Campers and will be assigned on a first-come, first-paid basis. There are two additional bathrooms in the Center, including one that is ADA-compliant. If you stay in the dorm, your total cost for workshop, meals, and lodging will be $325 plus the $70 required kit fee.

Remaining campers can find accommodations about five minutes away at the Best Western

La Grange Inn & Suites. Please make reservations there directly by calling 979/968-6800. Published price is $129.95 + tax for a room with a king bed or $139.95 + tax for a room with two queens or a suite.




7660 Woodway, Suite 550

Houston, TX 77063



Barbara Cline

(713) 781-6864, Ext. 122



Workshop price will be refunded if you cancel more than 3 weeks before Quilt Camp. If you cancel later and we can resell your space, we will refund your money.