Thursday, July 11, 2013

Retreat!

Quilt Retreat This Fall

Last year I met a woman named Patricia Belyea who not only makes quilts, but also imports yukata cloth--the stuff for making kimono--from Japan. That is all well and good. But when I learned that in her previous life she had been in the world of design and marketing, I suggested we talk about co-hosting a quilt retreat. Bingo! Just like that we were flying down the runway toward this fall's destination.

It is going to be my dream come true: a beautiful lodge on the Hood Canal, a couple hours outside of Seattle, which we will have the full use of so we can stay up as late as we want and sew, visit or talk. The place has fantastic food. I will be able to put up a frame so I can have a hand quilting project going, and can teach people how to quilt. AND I get to teach anything I want. I will be teaching classes specially made for the retreat, showing quilters where I get my ideas, how I develop them, how I approach the process. Patricia will be bringing lots of yukata cloth and will have a chance to give us a thorough introduction to it. I will be performing my 12-year-old musical quilt show, Joe the Quilter, one last time before I retire it for good. The whole thing will be fun, relaxing and energizing all at once.

We have a few more spaces to fill in the retreat, so we have decided that now is the time to have a summer special price: $995.00, which includes 5 nights and four days of lodging, with evening events, classes all day, and the thing I am really looking forward to: having someone else cook all the meals.

All the information is here: http://okanarts.com/learn/retreat/

I am looking forward to teaching at my first retreat in 20 years. I hope to see you there.



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