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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Come Retreat With Us In St. Augustine, FL!!!

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? 

 Lynne's Table Treat is your first project of the day!
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...

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!


  1. Looks like a fun place to retreat! I love the projects!!
    What a cool pincushion--how about "Tin Pinkeep" for a name? (Say that 5 times really fast!) I think I like "There's Not ALWAYS Room For Jello" as a nod to their old slogan, but it is a bit cumbersome! : )

  2. That really looks like it will be wonderful! The projects are just lovely! I do love that pincushion.

  3. Hi Pam,

    Would love to join you and Lynn but getting a sewing machine from CA to FL would be a challenge. Like all the projects. How about "Pins in a Tin" for the pincushion.


  4. Wow! I'd sure love to make ALL of these projects! But, won't be able to travel that far... can you offer the kits to folks that would like to "retreat in their own homes"? lol! I've got to think a bit longer on naming that pin cushion...

  5. Your retreat sounds like a great get-away -- with lots of great projects and the rooms look wonderful. We made those little tin mold pincushions over the last few years for our guild quilt show boutique. We quilted and cut up orphan blocks or cheater fabric and also used vintage quilt scraps for the ball - some had buttons on top of bits of old lace or a yo-yo. We had a lot of fun with them and I'm sure your students will love them!

  6. Wow! I 'd LoVe to make all those projects too. Sounds like a great retreat. I 'm hoping you will be "kitting" these up for "The Stay at Home Quilter"...:) PlEaSe! and Thank-You..... Marg

  7. Do we sign up by contacting Bunny? And do we have to pay our deposit when we sign up or just before September 20th? I am convincing my daughter-in-law that this would be a great getaway for us! It looks beautiful!

    1. I just got the surprise of my life. My three children and their families just surprised me with an early birthday present and booked both my daughter-in-law and myself for this fabulous retreat!!! We are beyond excited!