Course Descriptions for Teacher Retreats

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September 19-21, 2014
Dream of Sochi (French Speaking Retreat)
Instructor: Claire Haillot
$399ppdo/$474so

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

Call for further details 450-628-9950 (French), 802-877-3337 (English)


Advanced Landscapes & Underwater Fantasy

Advanced Landscapes & Designer Fish Quilting Retreat

Advanced Landscapes & Designer Fish
November 14-16, 2014
Advanced Landscape and Underwater Fantasy
Instructor: Jo Diggs
$425ppdo/$500so

Bring out the true artist in you. Jo Diggs skillfully takes you on an exciting journey of discovery. Begin with a few small "Quickie" layered landscapes to get your feet wet in understanding the concepts. Then we will open the door to explore landscape enhancements, restructuring and morphing to make basic landscapes richer and more interesting. Paper exercises will lead to expanded layouts with multiple views and will shift the focus from simple to segmented.
Designer fish combine wild, wonderful or oddball fabrics to create underwater scenes of swaying and brilliant kelp. Scenes are nature inspired but more fanciful than literal. Direct cutting and using simple shapes in the many layers enable students to design without patterns. Great for machine assemble and embellishment.
This promises to be an artistic weekend that will change your life and skills to take you further into the quilting art world.

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



A Different Kind of Quilting Retreat

A Different Kind of Quilting Retreat with Alison Bolt
February 18-22, 2015
A Different Kind of Quilting Retreat
NO TEACHER - Open Registration – Alison Bolt Co-Host
$510ppdo/$660so

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, with a dinner stop at The Bearded Frog in Shelburne (before the quiltathon recommences). 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.



Loco for Lemoyne Stars &
Northern Neighbors Quilting Retreats


Loco for Lemoyne Stars Quilting Retreat

Northern Neighbors Quilting Retreat
February 27 - March 1, 2015
Loco for Lemoyne Stars or Northern Neighbors
Instructor: Michelle Renee Hiatt
$395ppdo/$470so

Loco for Lemoyne Stars: This quilt is loaded with 7 different Lemoyne Star techniques that will keep your creative juices flowing for a long time. Over the course of just two days, you will produce the "Loco for Lemoyne Stars" Sampler. This is a challenging but amazing quilt for the ambitious quilter. Variation of the Lemoyne Star taught: Rapid Fire™, As Triangles, Fussy Cat, Striped Pieced, Banded, Liberty and new Blazing Star. We will also talk through how different color choices and placements will vary the look of your blocks. Quilt size 72" x 72" Required: Pattern and Studio 180 Design's Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star ruler & all 6 Lemoyne technique sheets.

Northern Neighbors: This quilt is the latest from Deb Tucker, expected debut in the late summer of 2014, however Michelle had the opportunity to test drive this wonderful pattern with Deb Tucker. Deb was inspired to make this quilt for her loyal Canadian fans; therefore it can be made in traditional red and white, delightful New England fall splendor, or whatever maple leaf vision you have in mind. Multiple sizes available. Required: Pattern and Studio Design's Tucker Trimmer 1, Wing Clipper 1, Split Rects and Corner Beam.

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



Embellishing Quilting Retreat


Quilting Retreat with Jane Masenas

Embellishing Quilting Retreat
March 13-15, 2015
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 ribbon embroidery and raised beaded berries. 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.


Feathered Star Quilting Retreat

Quilting Retreat with Jackie Kunkel

Feathered Star Quilting Retreat
March 27-29, 2015
Feathered Star
Instructor: Jackie Kunkel
$515ppdo/$590so

Choose one of two Judy Niemeyer Feathered Star Designs: Queen Size or Wall Size. Both designs provide a waterfall effect of feathers that turn into and endless combination of colors. With no curved piecing and larger fabric pieces, the process of putting this quilt together is easier than you may think! So come and join the fun with Jackie leading the way.

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




April 10-12, 2015
Paper Piecing from Basics to Beauty (French Speaking Retreat)
Instructor: Claire Haillot
$399ppdo/$474so

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

Call for further details 450-628-9950 (French), 802-877-3337 (English)


Wish Upon Quilting Retreat

Quilting Retreat with Kathie Beltz
April 17 - 19, 2015
Wish Upon
Instructor: Kathie Beltz
$395ppdo/$475so

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 Wandand Wing Clipper I are 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.