June 2016

June 2 – 5, 2016
The Kensington Court Hotel
610 Hilton Blvd. Ann Arbor, MI


In June 2016, we welcomed 200 guests to the Kensington Court to join us for a weekend of  classes and a whole lot of fun with a star studded team of teachers. At this Glamp Stitchalot event, each of our teachers taught a pattern for a row of a mystery choose-your-own-adventure style row quilt.




Penny Layman

Penny Layman


Penny is an author and teacher living in Colorado with her husband Lenny. In addition to authoring  The Paper Pieced Home, her work has been published in several books and magazines. Her go to technique of choice is paper piecing, proof that she is a bit kooky and backwards. Her designs have a vintagey-modern feel with strong lines and a bit of whimsy.  Most of the things in her home are handmade, from curtains to floor mats to dishtowels , to pillows and bath mats and of course quilts. Penny was taught to sew by her mom at about age 7, but didn’t start quilting until 6 or 7 years ago. Besides her love for sewing, designing and teaching, Penny loves being outdoors camping, hiking, backpacking and skiing or biking on her and Lenny’s  tandem. You can view her blog here.

Monica Solorio-Snow

Monica Solorio-Snow


Monica Solorio-Snow is an illustrator, fabric designer, avid quilter, embroiderer and maker of fabric-ishy things. Some of Monica’s most well known projects are her Ron Swanson Along (and quilt), the Patio quilt pattern, and the Pinterest loved Pick-a-Pocket purse pattern. Monica’s style is fun, bright, happy, and with a heaping dash of absurdity. Monica says her bright color palette and projects stem from being a native Californian living on the very grey and rainy Astoria, Oregon and making her own sunny California days with color and fabric. Monica’s previous fabric collections were with Lecien Fabrics (Holiday Happy, Happy Mochi Yum Yum and Winterkist) and her most recent collection was Sew Yummy with Could9 Fabrics.  Monica is currently busy at work on the next collection with Cloud9 Fabrics, writing new patterns, and grooming her unicorns. You can find her site here.


elizabeth hartman

Elizabeth Hartman


Elizabeth is a quilter, pattern writer, author, and blogger residing in Portland, Oregon. In November 2010, she published her first book, “The Practical Guide to Patchwork: New Basics for the Modern Quiltmaker”, winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Award for the best how-to book of 2011. This was followed by her second release in 2012, “Modern Patchwork: 12 Quilts to Take You Beyond the Basics”, and finally her most recent book “Patchwork City: 75 Innovative Blocks for the Modern Quilter 6 Sampler Quilts” which hit shelves in November 2014. Elizabeth has designed two collections of fabric for Robert Kaufman called Rhoda Ruth and Pacific. She is known for her blog, Oh, Fransson! and two of her best known patterns are adorable characters Hazel Hedgehog and Fancy Fox. Elizabeth’s style is bright, fun, and fresh and lends itself to all of her handmade projects.



Carolyn Friedlander


Carolyn Friedlander is a designer working from her hometown of Lake Wales, Florida, an environment she enjoys for its warm weather, few distractions, and potent community of creative folk. In her work, she draws inspiration from features of the Florida landscape—its long leaf pines, palmettos, water, scrub land, sand—as well as her background in architecture. Carolyn has designed four collections for Robert Kaufman: Architextures, Botanics, Doe, and her latest, Carkai. Her first book Savor Each Stitch was published by Lucky Spool in 2014. You can follow Carolyn and her work on her website.



Rashida Coleman-Hale


Rashida Coleman-Hale has been making things ever since she can remember. She studied fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Not sure if fashion was her calling, she traded her sewing machine for a computer and worked as a freelance graphic designer. Her passion for sewing was rekindled in 2006 after the arrival of her first child, and she began the blog I Heart Linen to document her re-born creative life and her life as a stay-at-home mommy. A fabric designer as well as an author, Rashida has designed fabric for Timeless Treasures, Cloud 9 Fabrics, and most recently, Cotton+Steel. Her first book, I Love Patchwork, was published by Interweave press in Fall 2009 and was awarded the 2010 PubWest Book Design Bronze Medal in the How-To/Crafts category. Her second book, Zakka Style, was published by C&T Publishing in Fall 2011. Read more about her crafty life on her blog.


violet craft

Violet Craft


Violet was born in the Old West where she pursued her education in business and finance. The start of her career in software development brought her to the Pacific Northwest where she bagged her man, feathered her nest and stitched it all together. Drawn to art, craft and make-ing, the birth of her first daughter compelled her to ditch her corporate career and seek out her passion. Her children’s apparel line, Kung Fu Bambini, reached boutiques in 2004. Her first fabric collection debuted with Michael Miller Fabrics in Spring 2011 along with the first Violet Craft Distinctive Lifestyle Sewing Patterns. She teaches sewing and design workshops which are often influenced by her awesomely nerdy former career.


sewing-machine-315382_1280Tickets for Glamp Stitchalot in June 2016 are still available Sold Out. To find out more, click here.

Your Glamp Stitchalot ticket includes:

  • Welcome Mixer cocktail party (Thursday night)
  • Six classes (Friday & Saturday)
  • Breakfast (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday)
  • Lunch (Friday & Saturday)
  • Plated dinner (Friday & Saturday)
  • Open sewing time
  • More surprises!



Your time at Glamp will be spent making a mystery, choose-your-own-adventure style row quilt. The teachers will be working collaboratively and will each design their own row– it’s just up to you on how you want to assemble it!  The pattern will be exclusive to Glamp so this is your only opportunity to get it!


Glamp Stitchalot is held at the Kensington Court Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan, only about two miles from all the art and entertainment in downtown Ann Arbor.

Sleeping rooms are booked independently of ticketing. You’re more than welcome to book a room all to yourself or you can share with friends. If you are local, you are not required to stay on site overnight. We do encourage staying at the Kensington Court in order to take advantage of the evening and morning activities we have planned!Ann Arbor's Michigan Theater

$102 (plus tax) per night for standard rooms
$129 (plus tax) per night for executive level rooms

Please call the Kensington Court to reserve your room. Be sure to state you’re with Pink Castle Fabrics and/or Glamp Stitchalot to get the group rate. The lowered group rate expires May 12, 2016 or when the hotel sells out.

Detroit Metro airport (DTW) is the closest airport to fly into. If you are flying in for the event, Kensington Court is located about 25 miles west of DTW. The hotel provides a shuttle service through Air Ride to and from the airport for approximately $12 each way. More info on Air Ride shuttles here.


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