RETREATS

If you are interested in an instructor-led retreat,

I am available to teach for any group.

Please contact me for classes and rates.

 

Currently scheduled retreats:

sewing-machine-icon  RETREATS

GEMMA

RICKRACK

 

 Inspired Stitches Retreat

with Kathie Beltz

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The Fitzwilliam Inn

Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire

October 16-18, 2020

 

Join us for a weekend of sewing, chocolate, and fun!  The Inspired Stitches Weekend offers your choice of making one of two quilts:  Gemma or RickRack.  Both quilts are created with the Shaded 4-Patch block.  With 64 blocks (32 in one colorway, 32 in the reverse), the design possibilities are actually endless.

There is no need to cut triangles or piece triangles!  The Shaded 4-Patch can be easily made oversized using strip piecing methods, and then trimmed down using the Tucker Trimmer.  The quilt is 40″ x 40″, which means you’ll complete the quilt top in a weekend.  Skill Level:  Confident Beginner.

This quilt retreat at the Fitzwilliam Inn includes the use of the sewing space with cutting stations and pressing stations.  The rates of $295 ppdo/$495 so includes the instructor, the pattern, 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner, taxes and tip.

Reservations are required in advance, with a $150 deposit to guarantee your space.  The $150 deposit is non-refundable if a cancellation is received within 45 days of the event.

Carpenter’s Apprentice Retreat

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Divine’s Fabric and Sewing Nook

Cranston, RI

October 23-25, 2020

 

Join us at Divine’s Fabric and Sewing Nook for a weekend of sewing!

Learn how to make the Carpenter’s Apprentice quilt using Beth Helfter’s accordion sewn half-square triangles. If you are a scrap quilter you will love this technique, where every half-square triangle is different and completely scrappy!

Project Size:  40″ x 40″;  Skill Level:  Confident Beginner.

The Tucker Trimmer 1 is required for this class; the Quilter’s Magic Wand is recommended.  These tools are available at your local quilt shop, or from the instructor during class.

This 3-day class includes the pattern and instructor, 2 continental breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 casual dinners at the rate of $325.00 per person.  The class runs from 12:00 noon on Friday to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, giving you lots of concentrated sewing time!

Reservations are required in advance with a non-refundable $75.00 deposit.  For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Yvonne at Divine’s Fabric and Sewing Nook at 401-228-7831.

 

 “Quilting in Vermont”

with Kathie Beltz

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The Strong House Inn

Vergennes, Vermont

March 19-21, 2021

 

Join us in lovely Vergennes, Vermont for a weekend of sewing, chocolate, pampering, and fun!

Spend the weekend creating an easy quilted jacket. Basically, a layer of fabric (quilt blocks, strips, squares) is quilted to the framework of a sweatshirt, creating a jacket. The technique is easy, and can be used to make an assortment of jackets. The jacket in this class will be made of Stack-N-Slash blocks with 18 different fabrics. Buy a Layer Cake, or dig into your stash for the fabrics.

Skill Level: Confident Beginner.

This quilt retreat at the fabulous Strong House Inn includes use of the specifically-designed quilting room with cutting stations, ironing stations, excellent natural light, and extra lighting for those marathon night sewing sessions. The rates of $405 ppdo/$480 so include 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 casual dinners, and an afternoon tea to break up your long sewing day.

Reservations are required in advance, with a $150 deposit to guarantee your space.  Make sure to review the cancellation policy here.

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