Dates: April 7-10, 2022
Instructor: Susan Deshensky of Lady Blue Quilt Studio
Cost: $620.00 per person based on double occupancy and $775.00 for single occupancy
Quilt Retreat includes: 3 nights lodging, 3 breakfasts, 2 lunch, 2 afternoon tea, 2 Dinners (Thursday and Saturday) your sewing room set-up, teacher fee, and taxes. Friday night dinner on your own.
Class Description: For all you Judy Niemeyer (JN) fanatics who have projects to complete, come and join Susan Deshensky, Certified Instructor, and complete those fabulous projects. Sue will help you with whatever Judy Niemeyer 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! So join the fun with Sue.
The Vermont Sci-Fi & Fantasy Expo will host workshops, panels and vendors from TV, movies, books, cosplay, comics, gaming and so much more
The 3rd Annual Vermont Sci-Fi & Fantasy Expo will host authors, artists, game designers, comic artists, cosplayers, prop makers and many others. Join us for workshops, demos, static displays, panels and vending. A great family event for all ages. Costumes encouraged but never required. Kids under 6 are Free.
A celebration of Vermont’s first agricultural crop of the year: Maple Syrup. The three-day event is held annually in St. Albans Vermont.
Events will begin on Friday, April 22 at Noon with our annual Maple Toast followed by entertainment on the Main Street stage, children’s entertainment in the park, Maple concessions, and Food vendors. The Kids Talent Show will be a contest this year but will be accessible through our local TV network to watch.
Come explore the winners of the Maple product contest & Maple Cooking Contest. The Village Frame Shoppe will be hosting the Photo Contest & The Sappy Art Contest also, the downtown Window Contest is a go, but they need your help! They all need your vote to win
the People’s Choice Award! So come downtown, take a stroll with your family & vote for your favorite Photo, Sappy Artwork, and Window Display! Check out the kid’s coloring artwork hanging on the storefronts.
The Maple Festival Parade will be on Sunday beginning at 11:00 AM. Followed by some great entertainment on the main street stage.
While you are strolling around don’t forget to take advantage of the great food available from all the local restaurants.
April 28 – May 1, 2022
Instructor: Barbara Dann of Alleycat Quiltworks – Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor
Cost: $614.00 per person based on Double Occupancy and $768.00 for single occupancy
Quilt Retreat Includes: 3 nights lodging and All meals (3 casual dinners, 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 afternoon teas) Sewing room set-up, teacher fee and taxes.
The Chic Country quilt is a contemporary version of a traditional winding ways design. The Quick Curve Ruler simplifies curved piecing. Use the QCR to cut the curves and also to trim the blocks to perfection. If you’ve thought curved piecing is too hard, too time consuming or just not possible – this class is for YOU!
Finished size – 57” x 57”
Check out my Pinterest Board for exciting and new ideas for you Country Chic quilt. https://www.pinterest.com/barbara_dann/chic-country-quilt-pattern-fabric-and-color-ideas/
About Barbara Dann
Barbara began her quilting career as a longarm machine quilter on July 1, 2000. For 10 years she quilted clients’ quilts and only made a few simple quilts for herself. She started vending at most of the major quilt shows on the east coast and mid-west representing a fabric cutting system. At one of those shows her booth was next to Jeff and Deb Tuckers’ (Studio 180 Design) and they became fast friends! Deb and Jeff introduced Barbara to the two tools they were demonstrating – the Wing Clipper and the Hunter’s Star. It wasn’t love at first sight. You see, Barbara was (and still is) a very talented machine quilter but wasn’t much of a piecer – she mostly found it difficult and frustrating.
Having the right tools changed everything! Barbara began making quilts she never thought possible – Hunter’s Stars, Flying Geese, Lemoyne Stars – and the list goes on and on. She began working at the quilt shows as part of the Studio 180 Design team. And what she enjoyed most was teaching quilters how to use the tools and share all the other quilting hints and tips she learned.
Barbara has been teaching at guilds, shops, retreats and quilt shows for the past 6 years. Her teaching style is relaxed, informative and fun! She enjoys teaching quilters of all skill levels and shares many tips and ideas that make piecing easier, faster and more accurate.
Join us for a guided wine and cheese pairing at Shelburne Vineyard. We’ll hear from staff about the emerging Vermont wine industry, learn how to taste wines, and sample cheese and wine pairings. This class is ideal for wine lovers interested in learning more about wine tasting, growing grapes and making wine in Vermont, or novices interested in learning more about one of our local vendors!
This years theme: Masquerade Ball!!
Join Michelle Renee Hiatt for a unique Quilting in Vermont Retreat. Spring Getaway begins at 3pm on Wednesday, May 11th through Sunday, May 15th at noon. 5 Days/4 Night retreat includes your room accommodations, sewing room, quilt instruction, and all meals from Wednesday’s dinner through Sunday’s breakfast.
You can choose from 4 fabulous projects and with the 5 days, you could go home with a completed quilt!
Hunter’s Sky – Hunter’s Sky combines the Hunter’s Star Blocks and the Nine-Patch Star Blocks. When the blocks come together, they form a double set of eight pointed stars, one with diamonds and the other with triangles. The Nine-Patch Star is what gives the quilt that beautiful circular motion.
- Required tools – Studio 180 Design’s Wedge Star, V Block & Tucker Trimmer III
- Finished Quilt Sizes: Wall/Baby 41” x 41”, Lap 63” x 63”, Large Throw 63” x 81”, Queen 117” x 103”
Betty’s Beauties – Betty’s Beauties combines Michelle’s Beauties Block, a flower, with a Shaded Churn Dash Block. The Beauties Block’s flowers are made with Assorted Bright fabrics for the petals, a lovely print center surrounded by a light fabric that lets the print fabric be featured with the Assorted Bright fabrics. The Shaded Churn Dash Block is made up of Shaded Four Patch Units in a Dark and Medium fabric.
- Required tools – Studio 180 Design’s Wing Clipper, Square Squared and Tucker Trimmer I tools.
- Finished Quilt Sizes: Wall 53” x 53”, Throw 73” x 73”, Queen 93” x 113”, King 103” x 123”
Huntington Square – A funny Layer Cake (40-10” Squares) Quilt! Huntington Quilt is a great way to use up a Layer Cake. Just add an accent fabric, Background and a Border! The quilt combines fun Pinwheel Blocks with Flying Geese and Square-in-Square sashing. Plus, a fabulous fun pieced border. Tons of fun and a great way to use a Layer Cake.
- Required tools – Studio 180 Design’s Wing Clipper, Square Squared and Tucker Trimmer I tools.
- Finished Quilt Size: Large Throw 76” x 76” (you could make this larger with additional Layer Cake (10” Squares)
Twisted Twine – Twisted Twine is a fun, quick and easy pattern, designed to use those fabulous medium-to-large scale prints for the Twisted Stars. The Twine Sashing comes together to create the alternate block of spinning Twine. This quilt can be scrappy organized or just plain scrappy.
- Required Tools – Studio 180 Design’s Split Rects and Corner Pop III
- Finished Quilt Sizes: Baby 52” x 52”, Throw 69” x 69”, Queen 86” x 103”, King 103” x 120”
Double – $959 per person
Single – $1249
May 13 – 15, 2022
Instructor: Jane Masenas
Cost: $415.00 per person based on Double Occupancy and $490.00 for single occupancy
Quilt Retreat Includes: 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 afternoon tea, sewing room set-up, teacher fee and taxes. Friday night casual dinner and Saturday night Pizza and Salad.
Learn basic embroidery stitches, experiment with different threads, and add beads to stitches. The embroidery will be appropriate for quilts or clothing. Bring items that you hope to embellish and get ideas. View Jane’s inspirational quilts and have her expertise to guide you. Jane will take you to a new level of crazy quilting fun!
About Jane Masenas
Jane has been doing needlework since she was five years old. When she moved to Vermont in 1975, she became part of a church group that makes beds quilts to earn money for the church. Since 1973, Jane has been an elementary school teacher and has collaborated with school teachers and the Shelburne Museum to integrate the arts, including textile arts into the school curriculum. Her quilts have been published in Miniature Quilts magazine. To date she has had 14 of her quilts published. Her personal trunk show is not to be missed.
Friday, May 20, 2022 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
Join us for some Bluegrass & BBQ here at the Vineyard!!!
Music by Hot Pickin’ Party
Food by Southern Smoke
Vermont’s largest Memorial Day parade is traditionally hosted by American Legion Post 14. On hiatus for the last two years due to COVID, the Vergennes Memorial Day Parade will be “back in full force” states Post Commander Ralph Wenzel. Back with floats, high school bands, fire trucks and more – including the now famous Vergennes Lions Club annual bbq. Plan to join us, Monday, May 30.
May Events at the Flynn
Burlington’s “Wonder Theatre” was established in 1930 as a state-of-the-art vaudeville and motion pictures venue. The Flynn has endured a zigzagging history to become the renowned, world-class performing arts center it is today.
Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education
Norah Jones, born on March 30th 1979 in New York City, is one of the most popular jazz and jazz-influenced singers of our time. She was a member of Wax Poetic before her debut album Come Away With Me. She can still be heard singing with them on two tracks of their release, Nublu Sessions. Her debut album Come Away With Me sold 18 million copies worldwide and won 5 Grammy Awards in 2003. Her second album, Feels Like Home, with folk tendency, is the highest-selling album in the history of Blue Note Records with over a million copies sold within the first week. Norah Jones was listed among the most influential people of 2004 by the Time Magazine. On January 30, 2007 Norah Jones released her third album, Not Too Late – a collection of 13 original songs, itunes includes a bonus live track of the song Sinkin’ Soon.