Fifth Annual Kaye England Quilt Retreat, Retreat One, Welcome to Spring 2024
The Historic Masonic Theatre, Clifton Forge VA, March 1, 2 & 3 8:30 am to 8:30 pm
(includes evening sewing which is optional)
With excellent suggestions from surveys sent to 2023’s Retreat Class, we have incorporated your wishes into our 2024 Kaye England Quilt Retreat One, “Welcome to Spring”. Check-in and Machine set up, March 1, 8:30 am. The Retreat begins on Friday, March 1, at 8:30 am and will run for three full days- including March 2 and 3rd from 8:30 am to evening sew which ends at 8:30 pm (Evening sew is optional). The Standard Retreat fee is $325 which includes hand-outs, lunches and dinners, a morning break which will include some breakfast items and an afternoon break. Standard non-refundable Retreat price is $325 from October 1, 2023 through February 26, 2024. The “Welcome to Spring 2024 Retreat” is open to beginning, intermediate and advanced quilting students. The “Welcome to Spring” Quilt Retreat features a medley of Kaye’s creative patchwork techniques, in addition to working with rulers and accuquilt. Instead of one project quilt, Kaye will teach and demonstrate quilt blocks which may be used to build one quilt or a variety of quilts. Setting options will be explored with suggested layouts. During specific hours of the seminar, two quilt labs will be available in the Theatre auditorium. Nina McVeigh will show how to work with a medley of feet to achieve unforgettable quilting methods as well as finishing techniques, bindings and machine quilting. Gayle Hillert will demonstrate using machine stitches you may not normally use for quilting, including using the Embroidery/Quilt module. In addition, attendees will spend some time on the many variations of labeling your quilt to tell its story Machines will be set up in the WestRock room so that you may get hands-on experience with the lab techniques that you’ve been shown. Kaye, Nina and Gayle will be available throughout the Retreat to reinforce the medley of techniques shown with further harmonious instruction.
Kaye England began quilt making and fabric collecting in earnest in the early 1980’s, but was influenced early on by a family of needle workers. She now designs fabrics for Wilmington Prints and heads her own publishing company, Kaye England Publications. Kaye has traveled the world conducting sold-out lectures and workshops showcasing her wonderful and infectious fabrics, patterns and quilts, as well as her unique and honest outlook on life. Kaye can also be seen on several episodes of HGTV’s Simply Quilts, and Craftsy. Kaye has been described as a colorful individual generating enthusiasm and excitement in her work and having great fun in the process. Despite a hectic schedule, Kaye always finds time to quilt. She has written 13 books and has produced four feature length instructional DVD’s using rulers in quilting, piecing and patchwork techniques. Several years ago, she began online teaching with her “Staycation” series of classes. Kaye was born and raised on a farm in Glasgow, Kentucky. She now resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. She has two children, six grandchildren, one great granddaughter, two great grandsons and llamas and goats. Lodging suggestions will be sent to you upon registration and will be posted on the Theatre website as well. Kaye will create a “Welcome to Spring” Facebook page to talk with attendees, to post agendas and supply lists and to provide further information on the Retreat. When registering please provide complete information on person or people attending the Retreat—name, email address, phone number, etc.
Retreat Sponsors: BERNINA of America, Wilmington Fabrics, & accuquilt