Monday, June 28, 2021

KT&Friends Retreats 2021

One Down, One to Go

Our 2nd KT&Friends Retreat in Bennington, KS, was last week June 22-25. Over 60 quilters joined me and my Moda designer friends, Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings, and Debbie Maddy of Tiori Designs, for 6 workshops with kits. Over the 4 day retreat, we gave away 370+ table favors, more than 70 door prizes, 40 trunk show prizes and 5 grand prizes, in addition to all the goodies in the classrooms. Whew! I should have warned them to bring an extra suitcase!

Our theme this year is Measure Twice, so we had fun taking pictures with our signature tape measure table runners. They graced the cafeteria tables at each meal to set the mood, too. So fun to make! Here's Kim Peterson and her sewing buddy, Cindy Tillman with all three teachers.


Each designer shared quilts from their upcoming collections in a trunk show before dinner in the evening. Here's one of my favorites by Lisa Bongean. The string stars in reds, whites and blues are stunning! (The feet peeking out from under the quilt are from my two favorite quilt holders, my grandaughter, Aleece, and Lisa Smith of KTQ.)


There were also a few of our attendees who shared their quilts from the designers, like our KT local, Shirley Andrews, with one of Lisa's quilts.

If you missed our Bennington retreat, not to fear. We have another KT&Friends Retreat in Appleton, WI in just a few weeks - August 10-13. There are a few spots available if you'd like to learn from some of the best quilting instructors from Moda, including Lisa Bongean, Barb Groves of Me&My Sister Designs, and ME! Here are the important details. Cost of retreat is $795. Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley in Appleton, WI has special rates for attendees. Lunch included Wed-Friday. 

Call the KTQuilt Shop for more information and to register at 785-488-2120. 

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