Come and spend the days (and nights) sewing in the company of friends that share your love for the craft. So, bring unfinished quilts, paper piecing projects, embroidery and a little bit of everything with you to work on.
Come to the Dream Ranch and experience premium valet from the moment you pull up, check into your room where a few of your closest friends are waiting for you before heading down to the quilt room. Meet Janet Sansom and work on a project that incorporates her designs into a keepsake you will love and use.
The $450 includes your sleeping accommodations for three nights, 8 mouthwatering meals (Dinner the first night, breakfast, lunch and dinner for the second and third day, and breakfast the last day) and private use of the quilting room for the whole group.
I will have a limited number of machines for use during the retreat. If you would like to use one please notify me as soon as you register so that I can reserve one for you.
Do you have dietary restrictions or allergies? The Dream Ranch will take care of your dietary needs so that you can enjoy your quilting without worry. Their chef will create one of the finest dining experience you have ever had.
There are 4 separate retreat parties and are dated as follows:
Monday, April 30th- Thursday May, 3rd
Thursday, May 3rd – Sunday, May 6th
Monday, May 7th- Thursday, May 10th
Thursday, May 10th- Sunday, May 13th
Have a question about the event or the lodge? Feel free to call us at Huntsville Sew and Vac and ask for Donna– or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are more than happy to answer any questions that you may have about this event or about The Dream Lodge to the best of our abilities.
Janet Sansom, Pauline Rogers and Donna Cagle are looking forward to seeing you at The Dream Ranch soon!
Janet Sansom from Designs by Janet Sansom will be with us again this year for all four retreats. There will not be a project this year so that you will have more time to work on your own projects. She will take a few minutes to demonstrate how she prepares her fabric for her embroidery designs.
Janet Sansom is an Australian embroidery designer with an eye for detail. Her embroidery designs have an elegantly simple feel without compromising the amount of intricate detail she pours into every work of art. Plucking inspirations from her garden, she has designed vibrant floral works of art that bend and flow with the fabric itself. The simplicity of her work gives an almost hand-stitched look with the convince and speed of any modern embroidery machine. Her time-less and classic looks will amaze everyone who sees her designs in your house.
Pauline Rogers from Pauline's Quilter's World located in Australia will join us for the first retreat only. She will give a demonstration on her Quilt As You Go Method using her Sasher tools.
With over 25 years of experience Paulines expertise covers a full range of techniques from appliqué and hand work, to machine piecing and quilting. Pauline began her career in the 1980s as a travelling patchwork and quilting tutor, commissioned by the Queensland Arts Council. She has been a featured tutor at the Australasian Quilting Symposiums and the Stitches and Craft Shows.
Pauline and her husband Rob are the owners of Quilters World, which began in 1996 as the first quilt shop in Toowoomba, Queensland.
With a focus on educating quilters she's organised a multitude of workshops, retreats and events over the years, including the Outback Quilters Tour. In 2000, at the Queensland State Quilt Conference, Pauline was recognised for outstanding services to the establishment and promotion of patchwork and quilting in Queensland.
Pauline enjoys helping others learn and perfect patchwork and quilting. In 2006 she was instrumental in the production of a series of 16 educational DVDs on patchwork and quilting of which she was the featured tutor in three The Joy of Piecing, Foundation Paper Piecing and Chenilling.
She believes when teaching it's important to focus on the process, such as accurate cutting and accurate piecing, and that the equipment used is a vital part of this process. Pauline also feels that when the proper tools are used correctly, making a quilt is easier and more enjoyable, and the quilters efforts are rewarded with a better result.
Experimenting with the numerous gadgets available in the marketplace, Pauline has acquired an in-depth knowledge of tools. When demonstrating her favourites at Quilt Shows she continually received requests to visit quilt groups to show them how to use the tools. With such demand the Gadget Queen demonstrations and Hands On Tool School were born.
In 2008, Pauline decided to return to travelling and teaching and now offers a range of workshops and presentations to quilt groups throughout Australia.
Each year her travels take her further around Australia allowing her to meet new quilters and share ideas that simplify the process of quilting for both new and experienced quilters.