Course Descriptions for Teacher Retreats

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40 Shades of the Hunter Star Quilting Retreat

40 Shades of Hunter Star Quilting retreat with Michelle renee Hiatt
November 13-15, 2015
40 Shades of the Hunter Star
Instructor: Michelle Renee Hiatt
$395ppdo / $470so

Welcome to the 40 Shades of the Hunter Star Class. Learn how to use Deb Tucker’s Rapid Fire Hunter Star Ruler and make one of over 40 different Hunter Star layouts by just playing with shading, color and placement. This class will push your creative side. You can use Deb Tucker’s new book for inspiration or just play. Michelle will cover some basics in color theory; learn methods for using color with confidence through audition, color wheel and other group color adventures. You will leave this workshop with a deeper understanding of the role of color in your quilts and with a renewed excitement about quilting. For this class, you will only need 8 Dark and 8 Light Fabrics. Feel free to bring more, to play and audition. Additionally, you will get tips on the best way to measure and piece your borders.

Precutting is optional for this class; however you should arrive with a basic idea of what fabric you want to use. If you do not like to perform the bulk of your cutting at workshops, and have a good idea of what fabric you want to use, you are welcome to cut in advance. You do not need to know what layout you are going to select to perform the cutting. Both the pattern and tools are required and will be available for purchase at the class.

Quilt Retreat Includes: 2 nights lodging, 2 casual dinners, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 afternoon tea, your sewing room set-up, and teacher fee.

Quilter's Finishing School

Quilter's Finishing School Quilting retreat with Michelle renee Hiatt
Quilter's Finishing School Quilt retreat in VT
January 27 - 31, 2016
Quilter’s Finishing School
Instructor: Michelle Renee Hiatt
$590ppdo / $740so

The Quilter’s Finishing School is a 4-night retreat that allows you the opportunity to work on your independent projects. Bring a current quilt project you are working and have certified instructor and process expert Michelle Renee Hiatt help you along the way. Michelle Renee will have you piecing again in no time and will be available to help you every step of the way.

Perhaps you've taken a quilting class at a national show, retreat, or quilt shop, and then have trouble continuing your project at home. This class will provide you the expert assistance you’re looking for and will help refresh your motivation. Michelle Renee will also share tips of how to stay motivated, organized, and keep your mojo. 

Quilt Retreat Includes: 4 nights lodging, 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 afternoon teas, teacher fee and sewing room set-up.

A Different Kind of Quilting Retreat

A Different Kind of Quilting Retreat with Alison Bolt
February 17-21, 2016
A Different Kind of Quilting Retreat
NO TEACHER - Open Registration – Alison Bolt Co-Host
$520ppdo / $668so

Forget the bunk beds and cafeteria food! Join "Quilters Newsletter" columnist Alison Bolt for five days of pampering and stitching in peace and luxury with some of your new best friends! No teacher, no project, no guilt; just laugh, shop, and quilt till you wilt! Plan your own time and choose your activities! Have a massage, mani or pedi on site! Friday, follow Alison on an afternoon shop-hop to Middlebury and Brandon, with a lunch stop at Café Provence in Brandon. While you are out, have your Bernina serviced and your scissors sharpened. Savor your options and decide whether to stitch, socialize, nap or take a drive to the homemade chocolate shop! Life can be good, very good!

Quilt Retreat Includes: 4 nights lodging, 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 afternoon teas and your sewing room set-up.


Wish Upon Quilting Retreat

Quilting Retreat with Kathie Beltz
March 4 - 6, 2016
Wish Upon
Instructor: Kathie Beltz
$395ppdo/$470so

This interlocking stars quilt can be a super scrap project, or use a structured color scheme with 6 coordinating fabrics for a different look. A multi-colored or strong accent color will be used in every block and will act as a unifying element in the design. A high-contrast background completes the design. Using the Split Rects, Tucker Trimmer I and Wing Clipper tools ensures that you will have perfectly sized building blocks every time. You’ll be amazed at how simple it is to sew your pieces together when you use these methods and tools.

The Split Rects Tool is required for this pattern. The Tucker Trimmer I, Quilter’s Magic Wand and Wing Clipper I are all highly recommended. These tools are available from the instructor during class, or are available at your local quilt shop.

Quilt Retreat Includes: 2 nights lodging, 2 casual dinners, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 afternoon tea, your sewing room set-up, and teacher fee.

Embellishing Quilting Retreat


Quilting Beading Embellishment with Jane Masenas

Embellishing Brazilian Embroidery Quilting Retreat
March 11-13, 2016
Embellishing
Instructor: Jane Masenas
$375ppdo/$450so

Bring a project you are working on to get ideas about completing. If you have questions about embroidery, beading, embellishing or silk ribbon embroidery, this will be the weekend to get them answered. Jane will also being doing special demonstrations on Brazilian embroidery and beaded flowers. Jane will be sharing a variety of her quilts for inspiration. You do not need to be a quilter to enjoy this special retreat. The embellishing ideas can be used on clothing, purses, pictures and other projects.

Quilt Retreat Includes: 2 nights lodging, 2 casual dinners, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 afternoon tea and your sewing room set-up.


99 Bottles of Scrap Therapy

99 Bottles of Scrap Therapy Quilting Retreat with Joan Ford
April 1-3, 2016
99 Bottles of Scrap Therapy
Instructor: Joan Ford
$395ppdo/$470so

Bust into your cut-up scrap squares and convert them into a fabulous lap-sized quilt (62x78"). This class is chock full of techniques and tips that will save time and remove the intimidation factor associated with sewing small fabric pieces. Use specially-designed printed interfacing to make the miniature 9-patch blocks flawlessly. The resulting quilt is a stunner! One student said, "I love the 99 bottles quilt and can't wait to finish mine. You do such a great job explaining/demonstrating your technique that I can't believe how easy it is to produce a quilt with such small scraps. It was a pleasure spending the day with you and I look forward to doing it again!" Denise

Quilt Retreat Includes: 2 nights lodging, 2 casual dinners, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 afternoon tea and your sewing room set-up.


Spring Bouquet

Spring Bouquet Quilting Retreat with Michelle Renee Hiatt
April 15-17, 2016
Spring Bouquet
Instructor: Michelle Renee Hiatt
$395ppdo / $470so

Welcome to the Spring Bouquet Class. This class is a bouquet of Studio 180 tools and techniques, which will make your units and blocks perfect! This quilt, designed by Michelle, will be featured in Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting in Spring 2016. Be amongst the first to take this class. Learn how to use Studio 180 Design's (Deb) Tucker Trimmer 1, V Block, Corner Beam, and Split Rects. These Studio 180 tools, designed by Deb Tucker, will revolutionize the way you piece going forward. Additionally, you will get tips on the best way to measure and piece your borders for a perfect quilt.

Quilt Retreat Includes: 2 nights lodging, 2 casual dinners, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 afternoon tea and your sewing room set-up.


Judy Niemeyer UFO Workshop

Judy Niemeyer UFO Quilting Workshop


Splash of Color


SPlash of Color quilt
April 22-24, 2016
Judy Niemeyer UFO Workshop or
Splash of Color (non-paper pieced Project)

Instructor: Jackie Kunkel
$515ppdo / $590so

For all you JN fanatics who have projects to complete, come and join Jackie Kunkel, Certified Instructor, and complete those fabulous projects. Jackie will help you with whatever JN project you are working on and will provide lots of tips, techniques, and demos that will help you!! Bring along those paper pieced beauties and let's get them done! If you are not a paper piecer, you can still join this class and choose a quilt pattern from Jackie's brand new book, "Splash of Color, A Rainbow of Brilliant Black and White Quilts". These patterns are traditionally pieced. So join the fun with Jackie.

Quilt Retreat Includes: 2 nights lodging, 2 casual dinners, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 afternoon tea and your sewing room set-up.