2020 Retreat Class Offerings

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Tuesday Full Day Classes:

Free Motion Quilting – Diane Bevack

The class will include the basics of machine free motion quilting incorporating

meandering, leaves, stippling, pebbles, quilting in a grid, and more. Additional

techniques will include marking the quilt, block breakdown, stencils, and


Wood Barn Quilt – Sonia Sanchez

In this class we will be creating a 2 ft. by 2 ft. wooden barn quilt. The board will

be ½ inch plywood primed for exterior use. Five quilt blocks will be available to

choose from. It is recommended that blocks be limited to three colors.

Tuesday Half Day Morning Class:

TBA – Karen Izor

Wednesday Full Day Classes:



Draw, Sew, Trim – Applique and Quilting Technique – Kay Donges

The project is a Moroccan Motif Wall Hanging made with the Draw-Sew-Trim

technique. Draw-Sew-Trim is a unique, quick and easy applique (quilting)

technique that saves you a lot of time on marking, cutting and ironing your

appliques. It gives you the accuracy of paper piecing combined with the freedom

of applique.

Cat Stairway to Heaven – Susan Slaton

As every owner of a feline friend knows, when the sun sets, cats are just

beginning the day. In a nocturnal celebration, applique kitties frolic up and down

the nine-patch “stairs” of this wall hanging, enjoying the glow of the crescent

moon. Echo quilting helps create texture in the sky, and low-contrast fabrics

mimic the shadows of the night.

Wednesday Half Day Morning Class:


Thread Painting Techniques – Judy Avant

Participants will practice a variety of thread painting techniques on a small fabric

panel ‘A Peaceful Retreat’ designed by Thomas Kinkade. These techniques can be

used to enhance applique quilts, fabric photos, and fabric panels.