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  • Writer's pictureDani Hatfield

Young Quilter Inspired by Camp Experience

Updated: Dec 18, 2020

Every one of the quilts created for our Quilt Auction has a special story. However, not many of them are made by a first-time camper inspired to help other kids have a Carol Joy Holling Camp experience like hers.

In the summer of 2018, Lily Hoff had the time of her life spending a week at the TrailHead site at Carol Joy Holling Camp. She came home excited for next summer. In her conversations with her grandmother, Sue Ties, the Quilt Auction came up.

Sue had attended her first Quilt Auction in 2018 and shared with Lily that the event is one of the ways camp raises money for scholarships for children who wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend camp. Lily asked her grandmother if they could work together to make a quilt for the auction and Sue eagerly agreed. Lily would piece the quilt, and Sue would hand quilt and bind it.

After searching for a pattern and picking out fabric, Lily used school vacation days and weekends to sew the blocks. Once the top was complete, Sue and Lily found the perfect flannel backing to make the quilt “nice and snuggly.”

To finish the quilt, Sue hand quilted a circle pattern to complement the gem tone rectangular blocks in the design. Lily and Sue were both at the Quilt Auction on July 27, to see their work of love auctioned off to help other children, like Lily, grow in their faith and feel the love of Christ through camp. Lily's quilt raised more than $800.

To learn more about our annual Quilt Auction, click here.

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