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Currently scheduled retreats:

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 Inspired Stitches Retreat

with Kathie Beltz


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


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.

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