2020 Retreat Class Offerings

Class fees are $25 for a full-day class, and $15 for a half-day class.

Click HERE for Retreat Class Registration Form!


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:

Foundation Paper Piecing – Karen Izor

We will be making an easy 16” Paper Piecing Table Mat in class. It can also be made into a 16” X 48” Table Runner. It's mostly scraps from your stash!

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.