Pioneer Quilters go to Quilt Camp two times a year – once in the spring and once in the autumn- among a beautiful setting of Mt. Hope Conference Center in Forbestown, CA. Campers enjoy socializing, sewing activities, games and delicious meals prepared by Mt Hope staff.
2020 Dates: Spring, April 14-19, 2020
Fall, September 8-13, 2020
Quilt Camp is FUN. You bring your projects with you, can collaborate with other campers, share and can even sign up for a massage! There are hiking trails and a large grassy area that is fantastic for taking a catnap, reading or just enjoying some fresh air. We all sew together in the new Chapel. We have lots of room; each person has a whole table, with extra room for cutting and laying out projects.
If you have never been to Quilt Camp, it’s highly recommended.
We are taking Fall registrations now. If you complete the online form (below) you need do nothing else other than sending your check or bringing it to a guild meeting. The cost is:
For more information about camp, please contact
Location: Mt.Hope Bible Camp, Forbestown, CA.
Emergency phone numbers: (Office) 530-675-2022; (Kitchen) 530-675-2088
Directions: Traveling via Hwy 65: Take Highway 65 North to Marysville. In Marysville, take Highway 20 East towards Grass Valley for 11.5 miles. Turn left on road E21 (also called Marysville Road).
Traveling via Hwy 49: Take Hwy 80 East. Take the Hwy 49 exit towards Grass Valley. Take the CA-20 W/?Empire St Ramp to Marysville. Turn right on road E21 (also called Marysville Road).
Once you are on Marysville Rd, go through the towns of Browns Valley and Brownsville. Approximately three miles past Brownsville, turn left on Challenge Road Cut Off (one road past New York). The Mt. Hope entrance is approximately one mile on the right. Look for their prominent sign. The sleeping cabins are a short way down the driveway on the right. Signs are posted on the doors of each building with the names of the campers. Individual rooms are not assigned but are available on a first come, first served basis. Your cabin assignment will be based on your desire to be in either a quiet or not-so-quiet environment.
The sleeping accommodations are in several air-conditioned/heated 8-room dormitories. Each dorm room has a sink and mirror and accommodates 2 or 3 women comfortably on single beds (depending on whether trundles are used), but campers can request a single occupancy room. The indoor restrooms and shower facilities are clean, roomy, and shared (but relatively private). You will need to bring your own bedding, towels, and toiletries. Have fun and dress up your bed with a quilt!
Meals are provided twice a day (10 am and 5 pm) and are delicious and plentiful. Coffee, tea, and hot water are available all day. Fresh water is supplied as well. Feel free to bring a snack to share! A refrigerator is available to store items that need to keep cool.
Activities: Bring your projects to work on, as well as whatever you need to make a comfortable work station for yourself - plus a great attitude and readiness to have fun! The conference center is located in a wooded area with hiking trails around the grounds that you may want to explore. There is a large grassy area adjacent to our sewing room, which is very conducive to catnaps, reading, or conversation.
Other Activities: for Spring 2021 camp
Fabric Raffle – fat quarters of floral fabrics
Block Raffle – coming
Fabrics for playing "31" – You will need three fat quarters for each of the two 31 games:
Game 1 – Peppered cotton
Game 2 – Grunge
Left, Right, Center games – WOF, patriotic fabrics for each game. You will need three 2-1/2″ fabric strips for each game. They go fast, so we will play 3 games.
Things to remember: