Tuesday, February 9, 2021

KT & Friends Retreat, Appleton, WI

I'm SO ready to get together with my fellow Moda designers and quilters from all across the country for another great KT & Friends Retreat. Want to join us?

In August, we'll be taking our KT & Friends Retreat on the road to Appleton, WI. On Tuesday, August 10 at noon through Friday, August 13 at noon, you'll have the opportunity to learn from some of the best, most entertaining teachers in quilting - Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings, Barb Groves of Me & My Sister Designs, and me!

We'll each teach a workshop with a lap quilt (think Layer Cake or Jelly Roll project), a small Make & Take project, a pre-dinner trunk show, and much more! Each instructor will provide the kits for your workshops including fabric, pattern and a spool of Aurifil thread. Here's a sneak peek at my retreat project, Prairie Stars (68"square lap quilt). We'll use my new Prairie Dreams fabric collection and precuts for these sparkling stars. I'll offer tips for stitching perfect connecting corners with traditional piecing, AND share my Layered Patchwork technique for quick & easy blocks. You choose your preferred method for piecing.

A supply list of basic sewing supplies needed - rotary cutter, scissors, etc -  will be available about a month before the retreat.

Lisa and Barb's projects will be revealed in the coming weeks. No doubt, they'll be true to their unique styles, offering a good variety of projects overall. As a bonus, we'll be in Lisa's backyard, so to speak, just 20 minutes from her brand new Primitive Gatherings store (opening this summer). You'll have time to visit and shop her new store. I can't wait to see it!

Our retreat will be held at the Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley in Appleton. You'll stay in the same hotel where you sew, perfect for late night stitching sessions, if you desire. We'll provide lunch on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. There are lots of fun eating options within walking distance for evening meals. 

The fee for our retreat is $795. That includes 6 workshops, 6 kits, 3 trunk shows, 3 lunches and lots of goodies along the way. Call the KT Quilt Shop and ask for Robert to sign up at 785-488-2120. Space for new signups is limited since over half of our quilters from the cancelled 2020 retreat opted to roll over their deposit to this year. 

Join our KT & Friends Retreat Facebook group for more information and to see comments from quilters from past retreats. We hope you'll join us for one of 2021 KT & Friends Retreats!

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