​Weve got Quilt Retreat Co-Chairs!!

Thanks to Sandy Davis and Rose Watts for planning a fun event!  

Our own Susan Maluski will teach us to make Collage Quilts.

2022 Quilt Retreat

October 7-8

Sewing with Cork--Lexington Bag in a Day

RPQG Quilt Retreat

Hello! I know it's early, but if you're thinking about coming to Retreat in October and making a collage, I wanted to give you plenty of time to get your supplies together and think about what you want to make. I have printed out several coloring pages (free) and it is my hope that one of those will be suitable for you to learn on. If you choose to make something else, we will do our best to figure it out together. Please show any pictures you are considering to me prior to gathering fabrics to make sure it's appropriate for what we'll be doing. Think simple designs, whimsy, not realistic. (We aren't making portraits or detailed realistic landscapes----that's another class and another teacher!) I will have the free coloring pages I have chosen for you to see at meetings. Currently, I have a sea turtle, a blue heron, a whimsical lion, a hippie elephant, a rooster, and a Mason jar filled with flowers. I will make samples of the most popular designs if time allows.
Our creations will finish at 16x20. You can choose to wrap yours on a canvas and staple it, or you might want to bind it and attach a hanging sleeve. You will need background fabrics, underlayment fabrics (blender, small prints) and motifs (flowers, leaves, paisley, words.) It is my expectation that we won't need our sewing machines at Retreat. We will use the time to create our masterpieces and I will give you tips on quilting and finishing them at home. And, YES, you can quilt it yourself. 

Here are the ESSENTIAL supplies for the class: 
3 yards Pattern Ease Foundation (one piece cut to 19x23) 
3 yards of wide Steam A Seam 2, NOT light (do not substitute another product)
An Applique pressing sheet or Precision fusing mat, at least 17x24 (This is essential, as we will be assembling our creations on the sheet/mat and transferring them to the background.)
Karen K. Buckley serrated medium fine point (blue handle) Perfect Scissors
Rotary cutter, ruler, iron if you want your own (we will have ironing stations)
A Sharpie marker and a pencil
A good supply of fabrics and scraps, that speak to you and will help create your collage. Large busy prints work well (ugly fabrics! make great collages)

Most importantly, bring a sense of fun and patience with yourself for learning something new. This will be a FUN class and I hope you will enjoy it.