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Currently scheduled retreats:

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Carpenter’s Apprentice Retreat


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


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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