If you are interested in a 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


Solitaire Retreat


Divine’s Fabric and Sewing Nook

Cranston, RI

February 21-23, 2020


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

Four fabrics plus one background = one great quilt!  Use the Tucker Trimmer tool to quickly and easily trim all the pieced squares to precise measurements with seams going exactly into the corners.  The border units are made at the same time as the blocks, speeding up the construction of the quilt.  What a great update to an old Card Trick design! 

This project finishes to 66″ x 78.”  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.  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 at the Strong House Inn

Vergennes, Vermont

Double Header Weekend

March 20-22, 2020


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

The Double Header 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.

No need to cut triangles! No need to piece triangles! The Shaded 4-Patch can be easily made oversized using strip piecing methods, and then trimmed down using the Tucker Trimmer.

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

The Tucker Trimmer 1 tool is required for this class. This tool is available from the instructor during class, or at your local quilt shop.

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.

Please be sure to read the cancellation policy.

For more information or to make a reservation, click here.


 Inspired Stitches Retreat

with Kathie Beltz

at the Fitzwilliam Inn

Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire

October 16-18, 2020


More information coming soon!

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