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Machine Quilting Retreat

February 21-24, 2018 Noon Wednesday to 3pm Saturday

Instructor: Joanie Zeier Poole – Heirloom Quilt Designs

Package: $695 (Class Instruction, Kit, Pattern, 9 meals and 3 nights lodging)

Level: Advanced Beginner

Dragonfly Retreat is excited to welcome Joanie Zeier Poole from Heirloom Quilting Designs to teach a machine quilting retreat. During this intensive 3 day workshop (instruction on Thursday, Friday and Saturday), you will create a table runner or letter safe using free motion and walking foot quilting techniques. You will learn and practice these techniques on your own machine and they can be applied to all of your future quilts. Joanie will cover straight lines, feathers, echo, stippling, marked designs, and many other tips and techniques. Whether you are a beginner or have been machine quilting for years, Joanie will show you how to take your quilting to the next level.

Just complete and mail in the registration form with your payment to reserve your spot. Hurry, space is limited.

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Registration Form Joanie Zeier Poole

 

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Landscape Quilting Retreat

April 25-28, 2018 – Noon Wednesday to 3:00 pm Saturday

Instructor: Ann Loveless (featured in Quilting Arts Magazine)

Package: $695 (3 day Workshop, Meals, 3 nights lodging)

Level: Advanced 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!

Just complete and mail in the registration form with your payment to reserve your spot. Hurry, space is limited.

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Ann Loveless Registration Form

 

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Landscape Quilting Retreat

April 29-May 1, 2018 – 6:00 p.m. Sunday to 5:00 pm Tuesday

Instructor: Ann Loveless (featured in Quilting Arts Magazine)

Package: $435 (2 day Workshop, Meals, 2 nights lodging)

Level: Beginner

Join Ann Loveless, nationally acclaimed landscape quilt artist, at Dragonfly Retreat for this 2 day workshop to learn Ann’s technique for collage and impressionistic 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!

Just complete and mail in the registration form with your payment to reserve your spot. Hurry, space is limited.

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Ann Loveless Registration Form

 

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Animals Brought to Life Retreat

June 17-22, 2018 – 6:00 pm Sunday to 8:00 pm Friday

Instructor: Barbara Yates Beasley – Fiber Artist

Package: $1,195 (5 day workshop, Class Instruction, 5 nights 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.

Just complete and mail in the registration form with your payment to reserve your spot. Hurry, space is limited.

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Barbara Yates Beasley Registration Form

 

 

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From Photos to Fabric

August 5-10, 2018 – 6:00 pm Sunday to 8:00 pm Friday

Instructor: Bonnie Langenfeld – Landscapes in Fabric

Package: $1,195 (5 day workshop, Class Instruction, 5 nights lodging and meals)

Level: Intermediate

Bonnie Langenfeld is an award winning thread and fabric artist with some of her amazing creations currently displayed at two galleries in Florida.  She enjoys sharing her talent by doing work on commission and teaching her techniques, especially thread painting and the two stitch technique that she developed.  This class is appropriate for intermediate quilters familiar with free motion quilting. Choose a favorite landscape photo (a photo of your home or a fondly remembered vacation spot) and come join us for this special five day workshop during which you will create the image in intricate detail with fabric and thread.

Just complete and mail in the registration form with your payment to reserve your spot. Hurry, space is limited.

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Bonnie Langenfeld Registration Form

 

 

 

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Judy Niemeyer Paper Piecing Quilt Retreat

July 31 – August 3, 2018

Instructor: Jodie Madison (Quiltworx) – Judy Niemeyer Certified

Package: $400 (includes: instruction, 3 nights lodging, meals)

Fabric Kit and Pattern for Sunflower Illusions Quilt (optional): $230 (quilt top kit—hand dyed fabric)

Level: Beginner Quilting and Paper Piecing

Bring your favorite Judy Niemeyer pattern and paper piece with Jodie Madison, certified Judy Niemeyer instructor.  Start a new quilt or complete an unfinished project.  If you are new to paper piecing, we have the beginner-friendly pattern for Judy’s Sunflower Illusions available along with the fabric kit. Jodie will share techniques for choosing fabrics for Judy Niemeyer patterns along with many other tips for making these complicated looking, precise quilts as she teaches this class.

Tuesday, Day 1, is designed to allow you time to visit a local quilt shop, set up your machine, meet other participants, and settle in. Jodie will begin teaching on Wednesday morning.  The Sweet 16 sit down long arm is available for your use during the retreat.

Complete and mail in the registration form with your payment to reserve your spot. Hurry, space is limited to 13 participants.

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Jodie Madison Registration Form

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Portrait Quilting Workshop

POSTPONED – Please watch for new dates!!

Instructor: Lola Jenkins – Lola’s Designer Quilts

Package: $435 (Class Instruction, Kit – pattern, fabrics, instructors notes, 6 meals and 2 nights lodging)

Level: Advanced Beginner

Award winning master quilter Lola Jenkins is internationally known for her amazing portrait, collage, threat art and silhouette quilts. Her “hilariously funny, informative, and unforgettable” teaching style brings rave reviews from her students. Lola will provide a pattern and supplies to make a portrait. You will also use your own photo to make a pattern, edit the pattern and prepare for making your own portrait. Each participant should bring at least 2 photos on a flash drive. Dragonfly Retreat is excited to welcome Lola Jenkins for this not-to-be-missed fabric portrait workshop.

Just complete and mail in the registration form with your payment to reserve your spot. Hurry, space is limited.

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Lola Jenkins Registration Form

 

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