Sparkle & OH-HI-O My Star

November 8-11, 2018
Instructor: Michelle Renee Hiatt - Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor
Cost: $585.00 per person based on Double Occupancy and $698.00 for single occupancy

Quilt Retreat Includes: 3 nights lodging, a casual dinner on Thursday evening,  3 buffet breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 afternoon teas, sewing room set-up, teacher fee and taxes. Dinner on your own Friday night. Saturday night Pizza delivery and Salad included in the package price.   

Michelle designed this quilt combining two of her favorite quilt blocks, the Rambler and V Star (also known as the Peaky and Spike/50-40 or Fight Block).  This quilt literately sparkles!  This pattern is made using Studio 180 Design Tucker Trimmer™ I, V Block™ and the Corner Pop™ tools.   

If you collect or love Fat Quarters, this is the quilt to make. You will make fabulous usage of Fat Quarters and it is perfect for any color background. The class will include step-by-step use for three tools as well as tips on piecing and proper pressing techniques to make this quilt perfect!  Additionally, we will talk through the color selection and placement, plus ways to improve your general machine piecing. For the most sparkle, go with a high contrast between your background fabric and Fat Quarters.  Michelle used a green accent fabric throughout her chain, you could elect any color but try to use your accent color minimally within the Fat Quarters, so that it pops!  

Inspired by Michelle’s love of Ohio Stars, Michelle has taken the basic Ohio Star Block and created 12 fresh blocks for her second Technique Building Series (TBS). This TBS looks really complicated but is made with basic units, some with a twist or pop here and there. The pattern includes a colored worksheet with cutting and piecing instructions for each of the featured blocks, plus 3 different quilt settings. This project is a perfect offering for our multi-day retreat and most students should be able to complete 3-4 blocks a day. Quilt requires TBS Packet and Studio 180 Design’s Tucker Trimmer 1 & 2, Wing Clipper 1 & 2, Square 2 and Corner Pop Tools.

About Michelle Renee Hiatt
Michelle Renee is passionate about quilting. She started her love affair 20+ years ago in the 1990s. Michelle Renee is a certified Professional Process Expert (LSSBB); she uses her process improvement techniques and applies them to her quilting and teaches others how to simplify their piecing while improving the quality of their quilt making. Additionally, Michelle Renee is a certified Studio 180 Design Instructor, trained by Deb Tucker, and designs for Modern 180. Michelle Renee's designs are featured in Fon & Porter’s Love of Quilting Magazine, Quilter’s Newsletter and Modern Quilting Unlimited Magazine. Furthermore, Michelle Renee teaches throughout the northeast, including at American Quilt Society’s Quilt Week. She is known for her humor, enthusiasm and encouragement! By the end of any of Michelle Renee's classes you will become more at ease with your quilt piecing and find yourself stress-free. She can be reached on her website at