2017 fall Quilting retreat

Friday, November 10th - Sunday, November 12th

A weekend of quilting and socializing, led by Mim Cornish and Amy Bradley!

Hi ladies,

     So here we are again, looking forward to another great time together! Didn’t we have a wonderful time at the spring retreat? We will be using the pattern Stars and Shadows designed by Pam Puyleart from Cottage Creek Quilts. I know you all are going to love making this quilt, and we’re looking forward to teaching you this very simple appliqué technique. I know some girls cringe at the word appliqué, but these pieces are huge, so if you’ve never done appliqué before, this is a great one to learn on. And if you’ve done many other appliqué projects, you’ll find this one easy and relaxing. I’m always eager to see the wonderful color combinations you all choose! 

     If you haven’t already done so, please invite a friend to join us…the more the merrier!

     - Mim

Arrival:  4:00 p.m. on Friday,  November 10.

Note: Please do not arrive earlier than 3:30 p.m.

Departure: 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 12.

Remember: You will need to bring your own bedding (twin size) and towels. These are not furnished by the camp.

Pricing Options:

Fri—Sun - $125

Fri —Sat Only - $100

Fri– Sun Commuter - $100

Fri—Sat Commuter - $80

$10 discount if you register before October 20th!

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Supply list: (quilt finishes at 64” x 64”)

- Background: 9 fat quarters

- Stars and Shadows: 18 assorted fat quarters OR if you want to use from your stash: 9-12” Squares for the stars and 9-9” squares for the shadows. Bring extra for the scrappy border….not necessary if you use fat quarters.

- Sashing and border: 1 3/4yd dark coordinating fabric

- Freezer paper—I will supply this

- Fusible web: 3yds be sure to purchase the LITE web. My favorite is still Steam a Seam. I spoke with the designer and she likes Trans Web (which I had never heard of) Just get your favorite one, but make sure it’s lite, not med or heavy!

- Tear away stabilizer (optional) this depends on the stitch you will use to finish your appliqué. For this quilt I used the satin stitch. A blanket stitch, zig-zag, or appliqué stitch can be used. Here’s my rule: when I’m using the satin stitch, I use a stabilizer. Otherwise it will stretch the fabric and the appliqué will not lay flat. If using any of the other stitches, I don’t bother.

- Bias binding: 1 yd OR regular binding  2/3 yd

- Back and batting:  4yds each

- And as always: Your sewing machine and all your typical quilting equipment.

- Scissors: the appliqué pieces are cut out with scissors, not a rotary cutter!

- Extension Cord/Power Sti

- I have purchased patterns for those of you who asked (through Facebook) plus a few more. The price will be $8.00 which can be paid to me at the retreat.

If you have any questions concerning the quilt, contact me at 814-274-7691 or by email at: quiltersheaven2@zitomedia.net

I am looking forward to a great time with friends old and new!

   - Mim