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2nd ANNUAL

MOUNTAIN MADNESS
QUILT CAMP & SHOW
AUGUST 6-8 2015
The Quilt Camp will take place at the Big Tupper
Ski Lodge in
Tupper Lake, NY: the cross roads of the
Adirondacks.
Affordable Quilting in cooperation with the
Tupper Lake Arts Council and the Stitchin' Bs are
hosting this three day event.
All levels of quilters, hobbyists, artisans, and
anyone wanting to learn to quilt are welcome to
participate in this exciting event.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
Thursday, August 6th

Quilted Bag and Matching Buttoned Pouch
with Kathy Fenlon
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Cost: $75, lunch included
Project Size : 13” wide, 10 ½” high, 3” deep, buttoned pouch: ~5” wide x 6” high
Level of Difficulty : Intermediate
The bag is made out of 3 coordinating quilt fabrics. The fabric is pieced, then
quilted onto batting. The bag is lined and includes 5 interior pockets. It is closed
with a magnetic snap or zipper. Students will learn to piece the bag together, and
then free motion “quilt” it with batting. Kathy will demonstrate different ways to do
pockets, and students will choose the types of pockets they want in their own
creation. Kathy will demonstrate how she uses scraps to make a simple, cute
matching buttoned pouch to go with the bag.

Churn Dash-Star Quilt
with Pat Flath/Bev Stellges
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Cost: $75, lunch included
Project Size : Lap Quilt
Level of Difficulty : All levels
This is an easy pattern by M’Liss Rae Hawley that takes 6 fat quarters and a
background fabric for a wonderful, pleasing quilt. For our quilt we used a variety
of post Civil War fabrics and two background fabrics, but it could just as easily be
made with only one background fabric. Do you have some winter fabrics to
showcase or batiks or any coordinating fabrics? Just six fat quarters!

Fun Patches Quilt
with Pat Flath/Bev Stellges
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Cost: $75, lunch included
Project Size : Lap Quilt
Level of Difficulty : All Levels
This is a variation of a shadow quilt. It is an excellent showcase for focal fabrics.
They are quick and easy to make, a perfect project for quilters of any level.

Open Sew / Make & Take
Bring your own project or purchase one of the featured make & takes.
Full Day Session: 9:00am-4:00pm, $35 lunch included

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
Friday, August 7th
Free Motion Quilting & Rag Quilt
with Lu Corts
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Cost: $75, lunch included
Project Size : Lap Quilt
Level of Difficulty : All Levels
Join Lu in this liberating course on free motion quilting. The morning will be spent
honing your new found skills and in the afternoon you will be constructing a
wonderful rag quilt, quilting it block by block with all sorts of great designs. You
will have a completed quilt before you know it!

Bargello Table Runner
with Marcia Tiernan
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Cost: $75, lunch included
Project Size : 19 ½ x 49 ½ “
Level of Difficulty : All Levels
This is a table runner using the Bargello Method. It is easily made with 10
fabrics shaded from light to dark.
Kiruto Quilt by Scott Murkin
with Janet Bailey
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Cost: $75, lunch included
Project Size : Lap Quilt
Level of Difficulty : Intermediate & Advanced

Scott Murkin's original quilt
will be on display at this
year's Mountain Madness
Quilt Show

This pieced quilt is a unique example of tessellating. The block design is visually
obscured, and a subtle illusion of curves is created. Although the version shown
is done in Japanese and Japanese-style prints, it will look equally fabulous when
made from your stash favorites or in any combination of fabrics with light and
dark values.

Open Sew / Make & Take
Bring your own project or purchase one of the featured make & takes.
Full Day Session: 9:00am-4:00pm, $35 lunch included

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
Saturday, August 8th
FLAKES AND FRIENDS FOREVER Wall Hanging
with Jo Ann Zenger
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm

Cost: $75, lunch included

Project Size : 19” by 22”

Level of Difficulty : Confident Beginner

Flakes and Friends Forever is a wall hanging that depicts both winter and the
mystical friendship between a tree and a snowman as the tree bends down so the
snowman can put the star on top of the tree. It’s a great project to practice freezer
paper applique, embroidery and hand quilting. This project lends itself to lots of
embellishments. It also lends itself to gender reassignment by substituting a pipe
and a bow tie for the beads and buttons! The pattern is designed by Sarah E.
Masters of Rustic Threads, who has graciously given permission for the use of this
pattern in this class. Her website can be viewed at www.rusticthreads.com.

Adirondack Crossing Quilt
with Jude Spero
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm

Cost: $75, lunch included

Project Size : 59” x 85”

Level of Difficulty : Confident Beginner

This is the quilt pattern to go to when you need a quick present. It is a tried and true,
immediate gratification kind of strip piecing pattern. The trick is that you are letting
the fabric do all the work. This quilt pattern works best with big prints. You know, the
type - the kind of fabric that you hate to cut because most strip piecing patterns just
don't display how gorgeous they are. We have seen it made with Hawaiian shirts!
We have made it with directional prints. The pattern contains two block sizes - 18
inch block and a 9 inch block.

Cabin in the Mountains
with Mardee Cooke
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm

Cost: $75, lunch included

Project Size : Approx. 28” x 34”

Level of Difficulty : Intermediate

This scenic wall hanging measures approximately 28” x 34” and is perfect for
those who enjoy our north country atmosphere. In this project you will learn
several quiltmaking basics while making four (4) Delectable Mountain blocks,
eight (8) small log cabin blocks and creating a cabin scene with fusible appliqué.
Best of all, you can probably make it with fabrics you have on hand.

Open Sew / Make & Take
Bring your own project or purchase one of the featured make & takes.
Full Day Session: 9:00am-4:00pm, $35 lunch included

INSTRUCTORS
Janet Bailey Scott Murkin Kiruto Quilt Janet presented at last year's Mountain Madness Quilt camp.
A retired school teacher, Janet has been quilting for over 30 years. Her main area of interest is
making scrap quilts, and the smaller the pieces, the better she likes the pattern! Janet has been very
active in the Gulf States Quilting Association (Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the panhandle of
Florida) for as long as she has been quilting. At the association’s 2012 Quilt Show, Janet submitted
12 quilts, winning 6 ribbons including Best of Show for her paper-pieced, queen-size Judy Niemeyer
“Fourth of July” quilt. This quilt also won a First Place ribbon at the 2013 Vermont Quilt Festival.
In 2013, Janet was named the winner of the Marion Maerke scholarship, the highest honor given by
the GSQA. Janet is an active member of 7 quilt guilds, and thoroughly enjoys sharing her quilting
skills and knowledge with others.
Mardee Cooke Cabin in the Mountains, Mardee presented at last year's Mountain Madness
Quilt Camp. Mardee began her career as a Home Economics Teacher. She has been quilting
since the mid-1980’s and began teaching quilting while working with Cornell Cooperative
Extension. The quilting program was very successful and workshops were taught in many St.
Lawrence County communities. Workng with co-worker, JoAnn Zenger, they also initiated a Quilt
Camp which was held at 4-H Camp Overlook . This event was transferred to the Borderline Quilt
Guild and has grown significantly over time. While teaching over 30 different workshops in the
county, she has always focused on teaching techniques which quilters can apply to a variety of
projects, and considers herself a teacher rather than a quilter designer. She retired in 1999, but
continues to teach for CCE, the Quilt Camp and as a guest instructor.
Lu Corts Free Motion Quilting & Rag Quilt Lu Corts has been sewing since she could sit up
straight. She began quilting as a result of breast cancer. Lu says "It's so easy to carry all those little
pieces with you while you sit through endless doctor appointments! What a gift!" That was in 1994.
Lu has taught her way up the east coast, and along the way, published her patterns as Itza Lulu
Designs. Lu truly believes quilting is supposed to be fun and all of her patterns and classes are
designed to that end. Quick and easy!
Kathy Fenlon Quilted Bag and Matching Buttoned Pouch, Kathy Fenlon has been sewing since she
was 8 years old. A neighbor who lived down the road from her family farm in Tully, NY got her started
through the 4-H program. The day Kathy learned to thread a machine and make it go, she started
creating things! She has always loved the creativity of choosing fabric and turning it into something
unique.
Kathy’s early sewing ventures were pretty traditional, but soon lead to creating her own things. About
ten years ago, she took a quilting class and became hooked! Kathy soon began looking for other
things she could make with the quilting fabric, and made a few bags. Her daughters Sarah and Kelly
both had suggestions for improving the bags such as adding pockets, coming up with closures, etc.
Soon people began asking them where they got the bags they carried, and Kathy began to make a
few to sell. That lead to making bags and other fabric accessories for a few local craft shows. Five
years ago Kathy turned her little bag business into SaraKate, LLC. Two years ago Kathy joined
Lakeside Artisans, an artists’ cooperative in Oswego, NY. She sells her bags and other accessories
there as well as teaches some classes. Kathy loves to collect quality quilting fabric and make bags
with fabric from her extensive “stash” collection For the past five years, she has made well over one
hundred bags each year, and no two are ever alike .

Pat Flath Churn Dash-Star Quilt, Fun Patches Quilt, Pat presented at last year's Mountain Madness
Quilt Camp. A retired professor of Chemistry at Paul Smith’s College, Pat has been quilting for
seventeen years. She is a member or The American Quilter’s Society and the Pine Tree Quilters of
Saranac Lake, and is a past President of the Champlain Valley Quilters’ Guild of New York. Her quilts
have been displayed in Vermont Quilt Festival Shows, Champlain Valley Quilt Shows, Cabin Fever
Quilt Shows, Old Forge Art Center, North Country Community College, Champlain Valley (of Vermont)
Quilt Show, New York Quilts and the Schweinfurth Quilt Show. Her Baltimore Twist quilt has won
numerous awards, a blue ribbon at Vermont Quilt Festival, blue ribbon and Judge’s Choice at
Champlain Valley (of Vermont) Quilt Show, honorable mention at Schweinfurth, second place at New
York Quilts, third place at Old Forge and has been juried into the American Quilter’s Show in
Paducah, KY. She has been teaching all levels of quilt classes at quilt shops in Hogansburg, NY,
Plattsburgh and for the Champlain Valley Quilters’ Guild. For many summers she has attended
quilting workshops at North Country/Adirondack Quilt Camp and Quilting by the Lake, Morrisonville,
NY. Pat has been on the organizing committee of the Adirondack/North Country Quilt Camp held in
Paul Smiths, NY and Saranac Lake, NY. She has also organized quilting retreats at the Wadhams
Conference Center in Ogdensburg, NY.
Jude Spero Adirondack Crossing Quilt, Jude Spero's grandmother was an avid seamstress who
worked in the textile industry. Jude remembers her coming home with two shopping bags full of fabric
every day for sewing projects, so Jude says sewing is in her blood. In the 1970's she began making
baby quilts and dolls, selling them to co-workers, friends, and family. Then it was on to bed quilts for
her bedrooms. Each family member received their own throw quilt, which she called “fireside” quilts.
In 1986 Jude, her husband, and their two boys moved to the Adirondacks from New York City. She
became a member of the Wing Falls Quilt Guild and began doing Craft Shows where she sold her
quilts, wall hangings, and folk art fabric accents. After several years of sewing custom quilts, Jude
taught quilting classes for BOCES and at local shops.
In 2002 her first long arm was purchased and by 2006 Jude opened Patchwork Passion Quilt Shop in
Queensbury. She had always designed her own quilts so this evolved into creating her own patterns
and designing sample quilts for her shop. Eventually this project led to the closing of her quilt shop
and the creation of Little Louise Designs where Jude creates her own designs at her home studio and
features them on her web site. Currently she designs quilt patterns for several fabric companies
including but not limited to Moda, Timeless Treasures, Island Batik, Quilting Treasures and Hoffman.
She has also been designing for eQuilter.com.
Many of her patterns can be found in Hancock's of Paducah catalog as well as Annie's and Keepsake
Quilting.
Jude is in the process of having a new website made which will be a true e-commerce site where her
patterns will be available as PDF Instant Downloads. This eliminates waiting for an email with your
pattern. Besides the patterns, the website will also feature fabric, pre-cuts, kits and specialty rulers
she uses in her patterns. The new website, which is still under construction will be
www.quiltpatternsplus.com and will be the new home of Little Louise Designs.
Bev Stellges Churn Dash-Star Quilt, Fun Patches Quilt A retired teacher from Northwood School in
Lake Placid, NY, Bev has been quilting for twenty-five years. She is a member of The American
Quilter’s Society and the Pine Tree Quilters of Saranac Lake, and is a past President of the

Champlain Valley Quilters’ Guild of New York and a past chairman of the CVQG quilt show. She has
also been a judge for three years at the international show AArt Quilts@ at the Schweinfurth Museum
in Auburn, NY. Her quilts have been displayed in Vermont Quilt Festival Shows, Champlain Valley
Quilt Shows, Cabin Fever Quilt Shows, Old Forge Art Center, North Country Community College,
Northwood School library, the Schweinfurth Quilt Show and juried into the American Quilter’s Show in
Paducah, KY.
For many years she has taught all levels of quilting classes at the LPCA, North Country Community
College in Saranac Lake and at quilt shops in Saranac Lake, Plattsburgh and Hogansburg, NY, and
for the Champlain Valley Quilters’ Guild. Bev has been on the organizing committee and has taught
classes at the Adirondack/North Country Quilt Camp held in Paul Smiths, NY and Saranac Lake and
has organized quilting retreats at the Wadhams Conference Center in Ogdensburg, NY.
Marcia Tiernan Bargello Table Runner, Marcia have been quilting since she was 15 – 60 years ago.
She usually does not choose easy quilts unless they strike her fancy. Marcia has made the Giant
Dahlia at least 6 times. Quilting is her passion and she loves to teach others and spread the passion
and enjoyment.
Jo Ann Zenger Flakes and Friends Forever Wall Hanging, Jo Ann's maternal great grandmother
made rail fence quilts and her paternal grandmother made double wedding rings so you might say
quilting is in her genes. She learned to sew in seventh grade and never looked back. Jo Ann
dabbled a bit in quilting until she took her first class in 1987 from Mardee Cooke at Cooperative
Extension. Two things happened she wasn’t expecting. First, she learned that the Lone Star is not a
beginner quilt! Second, Mardee became a great friend. In 1990, Mardee asked Jo Ann to teach extra
classes for her as she made additional offerings throughout the county. The next year, they
developed the quilt camp idea and offered a camping/quilting experience to local women in the area.
They also developed a local quilt guild. Jo Ann was the first president and instrumental in creating
their biennial quilt show along with Mardee. The Cooperative Extension quilt camp was then turned
over to the guild after a few years. Jo Ann has taught for other shops as well as personally.
Jo Ann currently has an antique baby crib in the corner of her bedroom that is full to overflowing with
quilts of all sizes. She never worries about “matching” a quilt with a room. If she like the fabrics, she
uses them. If Jo Ann wants to use the quilt in a specific room, she does. Life is too short to not enjoy
colors and fabrics. Ten of her grandchildren get quilts for Christmas on a rotating basis. Their parents
seem to think that the adults should get some of them, but they will have their chance when Jo Ann's
gone and they get to pick and choose from the quilts in the crib. Of course, there will be lots more to
choose from by then!

MOUNTAIN MADNESS 2015
Registration Per Person (Please Print)

Name __________________________________________________________________
Address_________________________________________________________________
City______________________________________State _________ Zip _____________
email________________________________________
Phone: day ___________________________ evening________________________

Thursday, August 6th
□ Quilted Bag and
Matching Buttoned Pouch
□ Churn Dash/Star Quilt
□ Fun Patches Quilt
□ Open Sew

Friday, August 7th
□ Free Motion Quilting AMRag Quilt PM
□ Bargello Table Runner
□ Scott Murkin Kiruto Quilt
□ Open Sew

Saturday, August 8th



Flakes & Friends Forever
Cabin in the Mountains
Adirondack Crossing Quilt
Open Sew

Class times 9:00am-4:00pm, lunch 12:00-1:00pm. Registration/Check-In 8:30am.
Class Tuition:
All classes...$75 per class (includes lunch)
Open sew....$35 full day open sew (lunch included)
10% discount for single student three class registration
10% discount if registration is received prior to July 1, 2015
** Only one discount may be applied **
Total $__________ + 8% sales tax = Total Due $___________
To register by mail, make check payable to Affordable Quilting and mail to:
Affordable Quilting
85 Broad St
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
To pay by credit card, register by phone by calling Affordable Quilting at (518) 359-8086
Monday-Friday 12:00-8:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm
Materials for Quilt Camp are not included in registration fees.
This year, we are pleased to have The Marketplace catering our lunches. Be sure to complete your
lunch selection form and submit it with your registration.
Cancellation fee of 30% will be charged in the event refund is requested. Refunds for quilt camp must be requested
before July 6th. No refunds after July 6th without medical excuse. Refunds can take up to three months to process.

Full payment required at time of registration. Class sizes are limited, so register early!
Questions? Contact Affordable Quilting or email TLMountainMadness@gmail.com.

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O FRUIT & NUT SALAD
Mix of greens topped with fresh strawberries,
sliced apples, red grapes, mandarin oranges,
cucumber, nuts, dried cranberries.
Cheese, select one: □ Smoked Gouda □ Feta
and choice of, select one:
□ Chicken Salad
□ Tuna Salad
□ Sliced Turkey
Dressing:
□ Raspberry Vinaigrette □ Balsamic Vinaigrette
□ Apple Vinaigrette

O STUFFED AVOCADO SALAD
Mix of greens topped with cheese, variety of
vegetables, nuts, and
an avocado stuffed with, select one:
□ Chicken Salad
□ Tuna Salad
□ Seafood Salad
Dressing:
□ Raspberry Vinaigrette □ Balsamic Vinaigrette
□ Apple Vinaigrette
□ Ranch
□ Bleu Cheese

O FRESH PEAR SALAD
Mix of greens topped with sliced fresh sauteed
pears, red onions, red grapes, dried cranberries,
raisins, cucumbers
Cheese, select one :
□ Cheddar □ Smoked Gouda □ Bleu □ Feta
and choice of, select one:
□ Chicken Salad
□ Roast Turkey
Dressing:
□ Raspberry Vinaigrette □ Balsamic Vinaigrette
□ Apple Vinaigrette
□ Bleu Cheese

□ No Nuts

□ No Nuts

□ No Nuts

O TURKEY APPLE WALDORF SANDWICH
Apple Waldorf mix, cranberry fruit spread
Greens, select one: □ Spinach □ Romaine
Cheese, select one:
□ Smoked Gouda □ Swiss □ Provolone
Bread: □ White □ Pumpernickel □ Multi-Grain

O THE BIRD SANDWICH (Roast Turkey)
□ Add Tomato
Greens, select one: □ Spinach □ Romaine
Cheese, select one:
□ Smoked Gouda □ Swiss □ Provolone
Dressing:
□ Mayo
□ Oil & Vinegar
□ Garlic Mayo □ Balsamic Vinegar
Bread: □ White □ Pumpernickel □ Multi-Grain
□ Chips or □ Side Salad select type
□ Red Potato
□ Broccoli
□ Apple Waldorf
□ Linguine Pasta

O THE CALIFORNIA SANDWICH
Turkey lettuce, tomato, red onion,

O VEGGIE SANDWICH
Romaine, spinach, tomato, red peppers, carrots,
cucumbers □ Add Avocado
Dressing:
□ Mayo
□ Oil & Vinegar
□ Garlic Mayo □ Balsamic Vinegar
Bread: □ White □ Pumpernickel □ Multi-Grain
□ Chips or □ Side Salad select type
□ Red Potato
□ Broccoli
□ Apple Waldorf
□ Linguine Pasta

O HAM FRESH APPLE & CHEESE
Ham with sliced fresh apples and cheese, dressed
with an Apple Spread, and
□ Mayo
Greens, select one: □ Spinach □ Romaine
Cheese, select one: □ Cheddar □ Smoked Gouda
Bread: □ White □ Pumpernickel □ Multi-Grain
□ Chips or □ Side Salad select type
□ Red Potato
□ Broccoli
□ Apple Waldorf
□ Linguine Pasta

□ Chips or □ Side Salad select type
□ Red Potato
□ Broccoli
□ Apple Waldorf
□ Linguine Pasta

O CHICKEN SALAD SANDWICH
□ Add Tomato
Greens, select one: □ Spinach □ Romaine
Bread: □ White □ Pumpernickel □ Multi-Grain
□ Chips or □ Side Salad select type
□ Red Potato
□ Broccoli
□ Apple Waldorf
□ Linguine Pasta

Cheese, select one: □ Cheddar □ Pepper Jack
Dressing: □ Guacamole & Salsa □ Sour Cream
Bread: □ White □ Pumpernickel □ Multi-Grain
□ Chips or □ Side Salad select type
□ Red Potato
□ Broccoli
□ Apple Waldorf
□ Linguine Pasta