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Machine Quilting Retreat--team taught--Jackie Brown and Diane Loper

Jackie and Diane will teach custom quilting techniques in this three day retreat. 
This retreat you will make a quilting techniques sampler.  We have two AWESOME quilting instructors at a great price.  Jackie Brown has taught numerous retreat and quilting classes for us. Click here for her profile.  She has more blue ribbons from quilting than she can count, and several Best Machine Quilting ribbons. With ten years of machine quilting, she has come up with many tips to share that can make the quilting process less stressful. She will teach you step by step on how to make different quilting designs.  Diann Loper is a National Educator for Handi Quilter.  Diane was a huge success at our November 2014 Handi Quilter Event.  Many attendees of these classes requested we have a retreat with Diann so there could be more time to learn and practice.  Click here for her profile.  Each teacher will show you EIGHT techniques using different Handi Quilter ruler templates.  If you do not own a sit down unit with a hopping foot, you will use the templates to draw out your quilting design and then you will go back a following these lines with your free motion foot.  You will need a piece of solid fabric that is at least 31 x 38 inches that will be divided into sixteen equal sections.  Black fabric with bright thread makes a great sample but feel free to pick whatever you prefer.
Supply List:
Your sewing machine and manual- your machine must have a hopping foot and the feed dogs must be able to drop.
OR your Sit down unit
Supply List, 31x38 top, 33x40 back, 33x40 batting. (Jackie used black sateen for my sampler)
Thread- color that will show the quilting design. (Jackie used bright pink quilting thread)
Large ruler for measuring
Your favorite marking tool.
Any templates you my have. (such as versa tool, wave d template, arc template, so on)
scissors or nippers
seam ripper
In addition to the sampler, please bring at least one project that you would like individual help with.  Each teacher will schedule “private” 20 minute education time to talk to you one on one about a project of your choice.  The teachers will be rotating around the sewing room all during retreat but this is a time that you can have alone with each teacher unless you choose not to participate in this option.  Below is an example like what you will make during retreat.


We have a minimum of two per room.  If a private room is available, the extra charge is $20.  Quilters really are great people!  Join the group and you may find a new life long friend.

Cost: $ 250.00
Price includes lodging, use of facility, five meals, teaching fees for two instructors