Quilter's Fancy Flower Making Retreat

Quilter’s Fancy’s Flower Making Retreat

October 12, 13 & 14, 2018
Big Oak Meadows Retreat Center in Burghill, Ohio

Join Cindy of Quilter’s Fancy for a weekend of dimensional flowermaking and create a Victorian wreath suitable for a 12-inch or 16-inch finished quilt block for an album quilt. We will turn fabric and silk ribbon into pansies, roses, bleeding heart, lilac, wildflowers, three-dimensional leaves, vines, and other flowers.

All class and kit fees for 10 hours of class instruction, housing and food are included for $225 per person. We will retreat to the peaceful countryside just 15 minutes from Quilter’s Fancy to the beauty of Big Oak Meadows Retreat Center, 7266 Hayes Orangeville Road, Burghill, Ohio 44404.

The retreat center is totally handicapped accessible with all facilities on one floor.

More About the Class

Each students wreath will have its own look as we study design and how to choose color. Each student will build the color of their wreath and choose ribbon kit colors in class to their liking.

“Most of the hand sewing is done with a running stitch so you do not have to be a great hand stitcher. We are doing quick running stitches, pulling the gather and watching beautiful flower petals appear,” said Cindy. “You can choose your preferred method of applique for the leaves, machine or hand.”

Dimensional wildflowers will include Verbena, Milkwort, Prairie Acacia, Camilla and Hepatica. Many leaves from fabric and ribbon will be created including circular, heart, quick pointed, velvet and broderie perse. Techniques studied will include fringing, zig zag ruching, u-gather ruching, beading, couching, shirring and needleturn applique.

More About the Facilities

Each bedroom is equipped with one full size bed and two single beds. (There are upper bunk beds but all participants will be offered lower beds only.) You may request a full size bed. These beds are offered by handicapped necessity first. Then first, come, first serve as registrations are received. We will do our best to accommodate your needs. Each bed includes a sheet set, blanket, towel and wash cloth. BRING YOUR OWN PILLOW. Each bedroom has its own bathroom, shower and vanity. Toilet paper, hand towels, hand soap, bath mat and tissues are provided. These facilities are newly renovated and very clean.

All meals are provided for you. Participants may bring your own packaged snacks and additional non-perishable food. There will be a shared snack table set up in the main area and anyone can choose to bring food to share, if you would like. For safety reasons and health codes, all cooking will be done by your retreat hostesses.

Sit 'N Sew Option

Quilter's Fancy Retreat will include room for stitchers to Sit N Sew on their own projects for the weekend. Housing and food will be provided for a cost of $115. Space is limited so sign up yourself or your group of friends who want to Sit N Sew for the weekend as soon as possible.

How To Register

Registrations are being accepted by credit card or Paypal at www.quiltersfancy.com, by calling Quilter’s Fancy at 330-637-3106 or mailing payment in full by check to Quilter’s Fancy, 225 S. High St., Cortland, OH 44410. Upon registration, supplies & materials to bring and additional information will be mailed to you.

Questions about the retreat can be emailed to cindyo@quiltersfancy.com or called into Quilter’s Fancy at 330-637-3106.

Watch our website for other upcoming local retreat weekends. Other weekend retreat topics planned include crazy quilting, ribbon embroidery and an embellished underwater mermaid. If you would like to be on the early signup list for any of these retreats, please contact us. We look forward to sewing with you!

Sign up for the retreat.