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Events

Upcoming Classes and Retreats


Class Schedule (for pictures and details ~ visit our reservations page)

  • August 14  –  Cheesecake & Canvas

Retreat Schedule


Design and Quilt with Karen McTavish

October 26-30, 2018 – 4:00 p.m. Friday to Tuesday 3:00 p.m. 

Instructor: Karen McTavish

Cost: $775  (4 nights on-site lodging is available for an additional $200)

Level: Beginner

Dragonfly Retreat is excited to welcome the 2017 Minnesota Quilter of the Year, Karen McTavish, is known for her artistic quilting, stunning design, inspirational teaching, and award-winning collaboration. Through a combination of lecture and hands on learning, Karen will teach her free motion, custom heirloom, and modern techniques. Bring your sewing machine and two completed quilt tops. Karen will assist in planning designs for each of the quilt tops brought by class participants as she discusses her approach to design. Plan to spend the last two days of this retreat quilting your quilt tops with the designs developed during the workshop.

                                


Tuffet Making Retreat with Cheryl Schenck

May 3-5, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. Friday to 4:00 p.m. Sunday

Instructor: Cheryl Schenck from unSpooled

Package: $315 (3 day Workshop, Meals, kit) (two night on-site lodging available for an additional $60)

Level: Beginner

Cheryl is the owner of unSpooled and lives in Madison, Wisconsin.  She is a favorite instructor among students! She teaches quilting classes and is a certified TuffetSource affiliate.

Join Cheryl at Dragonfly Retreat to create your very own tuffet.

A supply list will be provided upon registration!

       


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!

                   


Portrait Quilting Workshop with Lola Jenkins

July 12 – 14, 2019 – 6:00 p.m. Friday to 8:00 p.m. Sunday

Instructor: Lola Jenkins – Lola’s Designer Quilts

Cost: $335 (2 nights on-site lodging is available for an additional $100)

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.


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

August 25 – 30, 2019 – 6:00 p.m. Sunday to 8:00 p.m. Friday

Instructor: Barbara Yates Beasley – Fiber Artist

Package: $1,100 (5 day workshop, Class Instruction, and meals) – (5 nights on-site lodging available for additional $150)

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.