Join us March 11-13 for a wonderful, relaxing weekend of sewing and fun at the Crystal Lake, Illinois Holiday Inn. We will be ready for you to arrive in our sewing room at 3:00, with official retreat activities beginning after dinner. This year we will have special guest teacher Lynn Wilder of Sew'n Wild Oaks! Friday night, Lynn will present a trunk show of her amazing work, in conjunction with her talk, "Geography of a Quilt." Saturday, she will teach an her all-day workshop on "Finessing the Figures," while you work on her beautiful Country Sampler Quilt. A kit will be available for purchase.
This all-day class is intended for everyone, from a beginner to a seasoned quilter. The class and companion reference manual includes quilting formulas and instructions to make 12 popular quilting components….any size….from quarter square triangles, square in a triangle, square in a square, and Y-squares, to three different kinds of flying geese and more. I will show and discuss easy-peasey ways to construct quilting components, and how to assemble them into an assortment of different blocks. Learn how to dissect complicated blocks into manageable units with the straightforward formulas, and uncomplicated construction techniques. The techniques and formulas can be applied to blocks, block framing ideas, sashings, and border treatments. Never be afraid of quilting math again!
Fee includes four delicious meals (Friday dinner, Saturday Lunch and Dinner, and Sunday brunch) and overnight accommodations.
Total Fee: $400 double* or $500 single, $300 commuter**
* Please put the name of your roommate in the comments as you complete your registration. If you would like a roommate, and don't specify one, we will try to find one for you. There are, of course, no guarantees - roommates will be assigned in order of registrations. If we are unable to get you a roommate, you will be contacted and given the choice to pay the difference to upgrade to a single room, or receive a full refund.
*Please note, first priority will be given to those staying at the hotel, if we fill all of those spots, commuters may be bumped and will have the option to upgrade to an overnight position or receive a full refund.