A Stitcher's Gathering Week May 22-25, 2017 Join us at the Villa Maria for a week of fun, focused on the world of hand-stitching. Classes will run every day from 10-4pm at Shivley Hall down by the lake. We will also have a large display and sales area there to provide stitching inspiration.
During this week, we will also have a traditional quilt retreat taking place at the Main building. Four days and three nights of fun sewing and quilting. Those at the retreat can sign up for any of the classes taught at Shivley. Each person will get a $30 credit for use on a class of their choice.
Click on the classes below to get details about what is provided, and how to register:
There are so many great new designs for wool in the market. Let's sit together and learn the best way to make your masterpiece come to life. We will be working on a journal cover with beautiful floral arrangements. Chose between two great designs, and use the journal for documenting your thoughts, or maybe taking notes on all the great techniques and ideas shared in the class. All you need to bring is your scissors. Kits will be available for the balance of the project!
Dawn Eck will guide you through all the information you need to do beautiful redwork, bluework, blackwork, whichever inspires you. From fabric selection, threads, needles, design transfer, and stitching through piecing into a complete quilt top, you will learn all the basics of this fabulous craft. Lunch will be included in the class fee.
Villa Maria Quilt Retreat -WEEKDAY Event - Double Occupancy
English Paper Piecing - including Lucy Boston and Milefiori