One of our favorite things about quilting is seeing others learn and succeed. So last summer, we at Pie Plate Patterns put together a small quilting retreat. We had so much fun, we decided to host a retreat on a larger scale to give more quilters the opportunity to share and learn. We teamed up with the Fabric Shack in Ephraim to sponsor the First Annual Super Spring Quilt Retreat and you’re invited! We’ve worked hard to keep it very affordable, but we didn’t skimp on quality. We have wonderful teachers and super classes lined up. The retreat will be held at the Willow Creek Inn in Ephraim, Utah on April 23 - 25, 2009.
-Registration fee is included in the lodging price.
-If you choose not to stay at the hotel, the registration fee is included in the class price.
-$50.00 of your initial payment is non-refundable, but can be transferred.
Classes (Refer to Registration Form)
-Class prices on the left are for those who are staying at the hotel.
-Class prices on the right are for those who are not staying at the hotel. The increased class price covers the registration fee.
-For every 2 friends you get to register for the retreat, we’ll let you take a class for free! Just make a note on your registration form that includes the names of your friends that you’re bringing.
-Mark your first and second choices in case your first choice class is full.
-Pattern, handout and kit fees will be paid directly to the teachers at the retreat.
-Bonus classes have no specific time slot. Everyone can take them no matter your class schedule.
-Breakfast is provided at the hotel for those who are staying there.
-Refrigerator space is available at the hotel.
-We will be sending a list of local restaurants to those who register for the retreat.
Thursday April 23, 2009 - Evening Classes
Road to California - Taught by Sylvia Lewis - 3 Hour Hands-on Class
This quilt was designed based on a photograph of an antique quilt. The large 17" blocks makes it easy to whip up a large quilt quickly. This project would be very dramatic as a two fabric quilt. Pattern Cost: $3.00
Yours 'til Butterflies - Taught by Norma Whaley and Leslie Ison - 3 Hour Hands-on Class
This is a fun and easy 30's style quilt that will give birth to dozens of butterflies, each one unique and beautiful. They are fun to make and a keepsake for every quilter. You can make a baby quilt or a queen and you'll enjoy every minute of it. Pattern Cost: $6.00
Handkerchief Apron - Taught by Machelle Preston - 3 Hour Hands-on Class
A quick to sew apron, this is a perfect pattern for the beginner sewer. Anyone can make this darling project, and it makes a quick, easy, useful gift! Kits available upon request. Pattern cost: $8.00
Friday April 24, 2009 - Morning Classes
Charlotte's Web - Taught by Charlotte Davis - 3 Hour Hands-on Class
Pretty webs all in a row. Triangular wedges cut from strip sets make this quilt easier to make than it looks. Pattern and Template Cost: $3.00
Scrap Quilts For Cowards - Taught by Sandy Varley - 1 1/2 Hour Lecture
Do the words "Oh, just bring scraps" strike terror into your heart when you read the supply list for a quilt class? Do you stare at your stash and wonder how any of those fabrics could possibly go in the same quilt? come to this lecture/trunk show and learn some rules for a successful scrap quilt. We will also do some mock ups with fabrics and glue stick so you will have some samples to take home.
Ashley's Journey - Taught by Bonnie Bailey - 3 Hour Hands-on Class
This cute throw size quilt is an original design and is made using 10" squares. Bring a layer cake or squares from your stash and we'll get a good start on our journey. It works up awfully fast and is possibly one of the easiest blocks you'll ever make. Plus - there are no seams to match! Pattern Cost: $4.00 (Optional Kit & Pattern Cost: $50.00)
Friday, April 24 - Afternoon Classes
No Tears Tumbling Blocks - Taught by Sandy Varley - 3 Hour Hands -on Class
This version of the classic pattern is rotary cut and strip-pieced with no Y-seams to make you weep. This class fills every time it's been offered, so if you haven't take it yet, now could be your chance. Optional fabric kit of pre-cut bright batiks available; your own background and borders will make it unique. Pattern Cost: $14.95
Conventional Machine Quilting Made Easy - Taught by Karla Coombs - 3 Hour Hands-on Class
Do you have a pile of unfunished projects just waiting to be quilted? In this hands-on class, you will learn how to use your regular sewing machine to complete your projects yourself! You'll bring your own small project and Karla will show you tricks that professional quilters use to do beautiful quilting.
Bag Lady - Taught by Norma Whaley & Leslie Ison - 3 Hour Hands-on Class
This bag is a must for every quilter. It can be made and completed in class and it carries several quilts. You may be a "bag lady" but it sure is fun and easy! Pattern Cost: $1.00
Friday, April 24 - Evening Classes
Hannah Purse - Taught by Sharon Kendall - 3 Hour Hands-on Class
The "Hannah" purse measures 14" across the top, so it is the perfect size for everyday use. It can be carried or worn over the shoulder and is as pretty on the inside as it is on the outside. Add as many pockets as you'd like to customize this treasure. Bring your purse contents in a plastic bag because you will be able to leave with them in this purse. Pattern Cost: $5.00
EZ Crazy - Taught by Sylvia Lewis - 3 Hour Hands-on Class
A fun project for using a group of themed fabrics. Use batiks and black veins for the look of stained glass. Don't let the variety of the blocks scare you. There is a trick, and it is EZ!
Change of Heart - Taught by Brenda Bailey - 3 Hour Hands-on Class
These easy split hearts will truly win you over. Made with 10" squares, the hearts can be put together to make a crib or a throw size quilt. Since it is an original, the designer will be there with tips to help you! Pattern Fee: $4.00
Saturday, April 25 - Morning Classes
Charming Bull's Eye - Taught by Konda Luckau - 3 Hour Hands-on Class
This might be one of the funnest quilts you'll ever make! It looks like a traditional Bull's Eye, but it's not. Made with Fat Quarters and Charm Packs and quick piecing techniques, it just flies together. Raw edge applique adds to the charm and easy of construction. Super fast, super simple, and super fun! Pattern Cost: $5.00
Spring Table Runner - Taught by Bonnie Bailey - 3 Hour Hands-on Class
When Spring comes hopping around, have your table ready with these darling bunnies. Carrots are provided, so the bunnies won't be tempted by your dinner menu. Some piecing and applique experience will be helpful. Pattern Cost: $5.00
Mystery Quilt - An "at your own pace" Class
After a brief introduction for this "class", you can work at your own pace and pick up new clues whenever you'd like. If you work hard during the retreat, your super detective skills will have this mystery solved before you go home! Clue #1: The finished project will have something to do with the retreat theme. Handout Cost: $2.00
The majority of the sewing for this "class" should be done before you arrive at the retreat. We'll send you a theme, the number of blocks you need to make and their sizes. After the blocks are "swapped" with the other participants, you'll be given several options of how to put the blocks together to make your quilt unique.