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Retreat Schedule for 2019 and 2020!!!

Landscape Quilting Retreat with Ann Loveless

June 16 – 20, 2019 – 6:00 p.m. Sunday to 11:00 a.m. Thursday

Instructor: Ann Loveless (featured in Quilting Arts Magazine)

Package: $575 (3 day Workshop, Meals) (4 nights on-site lodging available for additional $150)

Level: Beginner

Join Ann Loveless, nationally acclaimed landscape quilt artist, at Dragonfly Retreat for this 3 day workshop to learn Ann’s technique for collage, impressionistic, and mosaic quilts. Ann’s amazing work has won ArtPrize Grand Rapids in 2013 and 2015, and was recently featured on Quilting Arts TV and in the Feb/March 2017 edition of Quilting Arts Magazine. This hands on workshop is beginner friendly and will open your mind to new possibilities. Ann will teach you different techniques for creating your favorite landscapes on your sewing machine in fabric and fibers.

A supply list will be provided upon registration!


Paint and Stitch with Susan Brubaker Knapp

August 4 – 10, 2019 – 6:00 p.m. Sunday to 11:00 a.m. Saturday

Instructor: Susan Brubaker Knapp – Blue Moon River

Package: $1,025 (includes 5 day class instruction and meals) – 6 nights on-site lodging available for additional $300

Level: Advanced Beginner

Susan is a fiber artist, designer, author, and teacher. Quilting started as a hobby, but turned into a passion and a business.  She teaches nationally and internationally, hosts “Quilting Arts TV”, and has produced numerous patterns, two books, and five video workshops.  She began with a love for hand quilting and needleturn applique, but embraced innovative machine techniques and starting making art quilts in 2005.  Her quilts have won local and national awards.


Animals Brought to Life Retreat with Barbara Yates Beasley

May 3 – 8, 2020

6:00 p.m. Sunday to 8:00 p.m. Friday

Instructor: Barbara Yates Beasley – Fiber Artist

Package: $1,350 (5 day workshop, lodging, and meals)

Level: Advanced Beginner

The love of animals and photography translated into multiple publications, awards, and exhibits that celebrate the unique style and animal quilts of Barbara Yates Beasley. Barbara’s quilts are know for capturing the expressions and body language of her animal subjects. Bring a favorite animal photo to this workshop, and Barbara will teach you to bring it to life in a unique quilt that will create a lasting memory.


Thread Painting with Joyce Hughes

June 11 – 14, 2020

6:00 p.m. Thursday to 4:00 p.m. Sunday

Instructor: Joyce Hughes – Quilter, Fiber Artist, Author

Package: $725 (3 day workshop, kit, lodging, and meals)

Level: Beginner

Joyce Hughes is an award winning quilter and fiber artist who has recently been deluged with requests to teach the techniques from her new book, Creating Art Quilts with Panels.  We are excited to have Joyce join us at Dragonfly Retreat for three full days of dimensional thread painting techniques. Joyce will provide a kit with a panel, backing, batting, sewing needles, and 29 different spools of thread for each student. There is no list of supplies to find, and you will learn about using different threads, needles, and colors. Just bring your domestic sewing machine (or borrow a Bernina from us) and join us for this creative and inspiring weekend.