|Hilton Historic Bay Front Hotel, St. Augustine, FL ~ view from the bay|
Announcing the next...
Great Girlfriend Get~Away!
Lynne Hagmeier (Kansas Troubles) and I are off to historic and wonderful St. Augustine, Florida! Just when winter is in full force, we're escaping to the warm, sunny and charming city of St. Augustine, Florida for a 5 day~4 night quilting get~away!
We'd love for you to join us!!
We're staying at the Hilton Historic Bay Front Hotel! The hotel is situated right on Matanzas Bay and near the historic district of St. Augustine. (I love gazing at the water! You, too?) The hotel is comprised of 19 buildings surrounding an inner courtyard and connected by interior corridors for a quaint setting. How cool is that? They did that so the hotel would be in keeping with the other buildings in the historic district.
Your stay takes place in cozy rooms with either a view of the bay or historic St. Augustine! As you may know, Hilton has really comfy beds!! All rooms have an in-room coffee maker, mini-fridge, and desk with complimentary high speed internet. (You know...you have to read your favorite blogs, right?)
Now...on to the really important part....what are the projects??
You'll have a full day class with both Lynne and me, and then we'll each have a half day class! Here's what's in store for you!
This quilt is Lynne's full day project, called Windmill on the Plains! The quilt combines Jelly Roll strips and Lynne's own "layered patchwork" technique (which is sooo cool!) for a simple, dimensional quilt for your home. And....guess what? Your kit fabrics are all her new KT Favorites II (Moda Fabrics)!! L.O.V.E. her classic colors of reds, blues, greens, golds, purples, blacks, pumpkins and tans!!!! The quilt size is 48" square.
This quilt, called Settler's Puzzle, is my full day class project. This brand new pattern is a two color, two fabric quilt that features unique blocks that "fit together like a puzzle"! A Sawtooth border sets off the quilt center, making this striking lap quilt (quilt size 54" x 66"). The project fabrics come from my Pin Money collection (for Marcus Fabrics). And....you'll get to choose your dark fabric! You can choose to make a blue, red or black quilt!! Yay for choices!! And......your kit fabrics will be sent to your home (no additional charge) so you can cut and prepare them ahead of time, and be all ready for class.
The fun doesn't end there!
We still have two half-day classes to enjoy together. Wanna know what you're making for those projects?
You'll have several Table Treat patterns to chose from.
Lynne may even have a few new ones to offer you!
Just layer, quilt and embellish with your favorite appliques for a fast and easy table topper! (Quilt size 17") I want them all!!
My half day class is this brand new pincushion pattern.
So far, I'm at a loss for what to name it, so for now it's called Tin & Patchwork Pincushion. Oh boy...that's boring! The name aside, it's rather cute, if I do say so myself. A pieced fabric ball sits inside a vintage Jell-O tin. Yes! The vintage Jello-O tin is included in your kit! If you have any ideas of a name for this pattern...PLEASE...I'd love to hear them!
We have a very spacious ball room for our retreat. You will bring your own sewing machine, which we think is the best! (Personally, I have a difficult time sewing on any other machine than my own.) And....you're guaranteed not to have more than two people to a table! You'll have lots of free time for open sewing.
Your room, four breakfasts, three lunches, and a pizza party for dinner are included in the cost of the retreat, as well as all teaching fees, and all kits! You'll also have access to the trolley for 3 days, and there are lots of restaurants and shops close to the hotel, which will make for a nice evening break from our sewing. Lynne and I always have surprise goodies in store for you, too.
Now.....all we need is YOU!!
Click here for all the details and costs. A deposit of $225 is needed by September 20th, but...
SPACE IS LIMITED!!
We sure hope you'll grab a girlfriend and join us in January in St. Augustine! It just won't be the same without you!