QUILT CREATOR, DESIGNER, & CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR
2018 -MARCH 9th -12th (FRIDAY-MONDAY)
 FUN with FUNDAMENTALS In LANCASTER COUNTY, PA  

Join us for a three-night early spring getaway, four fabulous quilt projects; Sparkle, Calm Seas or Peach Melba. The Cocalico Quilter’s Inn, is located in Lancaster County, PA.  It is a beautiful Inn with a  large first floor quilting area, courtyard & porch.  


Projects are of varying skill sets and sizes.  Enjoy uninterrupted quilting time and have fun with the Studio 180 Fundamental Tools. Learn how to make one of these fabulous quilts while also learning to transform the way you piece your quilts moving forward!


Process Expert and Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor, Michelle Renee Hiatt will provide step-by-step instructions through all the techniques needed. 
 

Sparkle  – An upcoming pattern release from Michelle Renee.  The assortment of color, the different units and their placement really makes this quilt sparkle.  This quilt comes together using a mix of 9 patches, 16 patches, and 4 patches.  A fabulous fabric stash buster, offered in 2 sizes; using fat quarters for the throw and half yards for the twin.   Go for high contrast for this quilt!

Learn how to use Deb Tucker's Tucker Trimmer™ and V Block™ and Corner Pop™ as you make this wonderful quilt, already a favorite of many. The class will include step-by-step instructions for all three tools, as well as learning to twirl your four patches!  Tips on how to stay organized and the best method to piece the combination of different quilt blocks.  Plus as always, ways to improve your general machine piecing.  3 Sizes (Throw, Twin, Queen)


Calm Seas– Storm at Sea quilts are amongst those bucket list quilts, but wait no longer, this quilt uses Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design’s latest tool the large Square Squared, Diamond Rects and V Block.   No paper piecing! Michelle’s design puts a modern spin on the typical Storm at Seas quilt layout.  Michelle used 12 graduating colors which gives it that calm smooth feeling.  This quilt works great with Solid, Tone on Tone or Batiks fabric.  Pattern includes 3 size options (Throw, Twin, King) and you will be amazed how easily this quilt comes together with the right tools!

Learn how to use Deb Tucker's latest Large Square Squared™, Diamond Rects™and V Block as you make this fabulous quilt. The class will include step-by-step use for both tools, as well as tips on piecing and proper pressing techniques to make this quilt perfect!  Additionally, we will talk through the appropriate border prep and application and ways to improve your general machine piecing.


Peach Melba - Designed by Deb Tucker, pattern offer both a Table Runner or Wall Quilt (or Both!).  Additionally, both include a favorite Leaf Block and Flying Geese strips to create their overall design, utilizing the Wing Clipper I and Corner Beam Tools, beautiful pieced leaves are combined with flying geese in this fun table runner.   Both the table runner and wall quilt are perfect scrap projects, both may be pieced with multiple fabric tones or a limited color palette.   3 Sizes (Throw, Double, King)


Peach Melba - Designed by Deb Tucker.  Make a pineapple quilt the Studio 180 way! Instead of paper foundation that has loads of waste and requires tons of paper removal at the end of project consider using our process. With our Large Square Squared, you'll be constructing blocks using slightly oversized pieces and then trimming as you go. It's easier, less wasteful, gives high precision blocks, saves time and will result in a fantastic,completed quilt!   3 Sizes (Lap, Twin, Queen).


Our Fun with Fundamentals Retreat Package includes all instruction, 3 nights lodging, 3 casual dinners, 2 lunches, 3 breakfasts, and snacks.  
 
Retreat size is limited to 14, so we encourage you to register early! $500 per person/double or $650 single.

$150 Deposit needed to reserve your spot!   
Complete the attached form:


2018- MARCH 1st-4th (THURSDAY-SUNDAY)
SPRING retreat  @ QUILTING IN VERMONT 


Join Michelle her Fall Retreat at QUILTING IN VERMONT.  Enjoy 3 Day/2 Night Retreat at the STRONG HOUSE INN which offers the ultimate setting for quilters to reignite their creative passion and be spoiled in the process.  QUILTING IN VERMONT retreats are designed to bring you an extraordinary weekend of quilting. The Quilt Room offers cutting stations, ironing stations, two design boards, sewing tables with padded chairs, air-conditioning/heat, excellent natural lighting, and plenty of overhead lights for those all-night sewing marathons.

Choose from 2 exciting projects and learn to use Studio 180 Design Tools!  

Two fabulous quilt selections:
SUMMER SOLSTICE (Deb Tucker Design)

Deb Tucker designed this quilt nothing ushers in summertime better than the warm sun as it reaches its highest height during the summer solstice. You'll use three of Deb's rulers and five fabrics to create this radiant design reminiscent of the rays of the summer sun.  Studio 180 Design's Wing Clipper® I, V Block® and the Corner Beam® tools. 

Deb used 5 fabrics in the quilt, she featured an orange focus, border, yellow, blue and purple fabrics.  You could substitute colors or placement; you just need to be mindful of values.  The blocks are 16” and come together in a unique way.  Learn how to use Deb Tucker’s Wing Clipper® I, V Block® and the Corner Beam® tools while you make this fun quilt. The class will include step-by-step use, as well as tips on matching points, piecing on-point quilts, strip piecing techniques, and general machine piecing hints and tips. 

SUMMER BLOSSOMS (Michelle Renee Hiatt Design)

Michelle designed this blossoming quilt for Modern 180 Designs.  Summer Blossom was inspired by Michelle’s vast flower gardens at her home in Connecticut.  This quilt has a light airy feeling that provides a lot of movement, giving the illusion that the flowers blowing in the summer breeze. 


This delightful quilt comes together easily with the help of Studio 180 Design’s Corner Pop™, Wing Clipper and Square  tools.  The pattern list suggestions for fat quarters, however half yard cuts would work too, although Michelle thought is always the more fabric the better, which is why you could even go scrappy! The class will include step-by-step use for all three tools, as well as additional examples of how to use the Studio 180 Tools to make your quilting life easier.  Plus, tons of tips on matching points, squaring up your blocks and general machine piecing tips and tricks.So delightful!


These packages will include: 3 nights lodging, 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 afternoon teas, dinner on Thursday night, teacher fee and sewing room set-up.  Friday and Saturday will be dinner on your own at one of Vergennes many restaurant choices or take outs.  

Contact: Strong House at #802-877-3337 

Book at: http://www.stronghouseinn.com/quilting-retreats/teacher-retreats

2018 - MAY 2nd -6th, 2018 (WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY)
Spring Camp @ Historical Rangeley Inn with Michelle Renee Hiatt and Dan Perkins

Join us for four fabulous nights at the historical Rangeley Inn.  The large and spacious Kennebago Ballroom will become our classroom/studio for five days.  The Rangeley Inn lobby, refined and beautifully furnished, is an inviting place to relax with a book and a glass of wine, or take your turn at the piano.  We'll enjoy scrumptious meals in the dining room, enhanced with elegantly high decorative tin ceilings, soothing colors, captivating artwork and delightful views from the picture windows.  Relaxing evenings with new found friends may be enjoyed around the beautiful fireplace in the warm and cozy Rangeley Inn Tavern.  Your lodging choices include tastefully appointed historic guest rooms in The Inn or waterfront rooms in the Haley Pond Lodge. 


Registration Opening Soon - Check back May 2017

2017 -OCTOBER 18th-22rd  (WEDNEsday-Sunday​)
FALL QUILT  Camp @ HISTORICAL RANGELEY INN WITH MICHELLE RENEE HIATT AND DAN PERKINS
 

Join us for four fabulous nights at the historical Rangeley Inn.  The large and spacious Kennebago Ballroom will become our classroom/studio for five days.  The Rangeley Inn lobby, refined and beautifully furnished, is an inviting place to relax with a book and a glass of wine, or take your turn at the piano.  We'll enjoy scrumptious meals in the dining room, enhanced with elegantly high decorative tin ceilings, soothing colors, captivating artwork and delightful views from the picture windows.  Relaxing evenings with new found friends may be enjoyed around the beautiful fireplace in the warm and cozy Rangeley Inn Tavern.  Your lodging choices include tastefully appointed historic guest rooms in The Inn or waterfront rooms in the Haley Pond Lodge.

Choose between four fabulous Projects:


Calm Seas designed by Michelle Hiatt
Quilt Size: Three sizes (Throw, Twin, or King)
Tools: S180 Large Square Squared and Diamond Rects 
Description:  

Storm at Sea quilts are amongst those bucket list quilts, but wait no longer, this quilt uses Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design’s latest tool the large Square Squared, Diamond Rects and V Block.   No paper piecing! Michelle’s design puts a modern spin on the typical Storm at Seas quilt layout.  Michelle used 12 graduating colors which gives it that calm smooth feeling.  This quilt works great with Solid, Tone on Tone or Batiks fabric.  Pattern includes 3 size options (Throw, Twin, King) and you will be amazed how easily this quilt comes together with the right tools!

Learn how to use Deb Tucker's latest Large Square Squared™, Diamond Rects™and V Block as you make this fabulous quilt. The class will include step-by-step use for both tools, as well as tips on piecing and proper pressing techniques to make this quilt perfect!  Additionally, we will talk through the appropriate border prep and application and ways to improve your general machine piecing.


Spring Bouquet design by Michelle
Quilt Size: Three Sizes (Throw, Twin, or King)
Tools: S180 Tucker Trimmer 1, V Block, Corner Beam and Split Rects
Description:  

A new pattern created by Michelle Renee Hiatt using a bouquet of Studio 180 techniques, which will make your units and blocks perfect!  The combination of the Peaky and Spike units with the Split Rectangle units gives this quilt great circular movement, add the 4-Pointed Star and you have a bouquet.

Learn how to use Studio 180 Design’s (Deb) Tucker Trimmer 1, V Block, Corner Beam, and Split Rects. These Studio 180 tools, designed by Deb Tucker, will revolutionize the way you piece going forward.  Additionally, you will get tips on the best way to measure and piece your borders for a perfect quilt.

The class will include step-by-step use for all four tools, as well as additional examples of how to use the Studio 180 Tools to make your quilting life easier.  Plus, tons of tips on matching points, squaring up your blocks and general machine piecing tips and tricks.

Sparkle designed by Michelle
Quilt Size: Two sizes (Throw or Twin)
Tools: S180 Tucker Trimmer 1, V Block, and Corner Pop
Description:  

An upcoming pattern release from Michelle Renee.  The assortment of color, the different units and their placement really makes this quilt sparkle.  This quilt comes together using a mix of 9 patches, 16 patches, and 4 patches.  A fabulous fabric stash buster, offered in 2 sizes; using fat quarters for the throw and half yards for the twin.   Go for high contrast for this quilt!

Learn how to use Deb Tucker's Tucker Trimmer™ and V Block™ and Corner Pop™ as you make this wonderful quilt, already a favorite of many. The class will include step-by-step instructions for all three tools, as well as learning to twirl your four patches!  Tips on how to stay organized and the best method to piece the combination of different quilt blocks.  Plus as always, ways to improve your general machine piecing. 


Chasing Points designed by Dan Perkins
Quilt Size: Three sizes (Large Wall Hanging, Throw or Queen)
Tools: S180 Tucker Trimmer 1, V Block, Square2 and Corner Beam
Description:  

A Threads Galore Quilt Shop pattern, Chasing Points was created to utilize four Studio 180 Design Tools ~  Studio 180’s V-Block™,Corner Beam™, Tucker Trimmer I™ and Square2™.  The design of the quilt allows for the left over pieces from the creation of the Corner Beam blocks to be used in the V-Block sashing units resulting in the color chosen flowing into the sashing from the blocks.


Book at:  http://www.threadsgalore.com/threads-galore-quilt-shop-presents-fall-quilt-camp-2017-with-instructors-michelle-renee-hiatt-and-dan-perkins.htm


2017 - November 9th-12th (THURSDAY-SUNDAY)
Fall retreat  @ QUILTING IN VERMONT

Join Michelle her Fall Retreat at QUILTING IN VERMONT.  Enjoy 3 Day/2 Night Retreat at the STRONG HOUSE INN which offers the ultimate setting for quilters to reignite their creative passion and be spoiled in the process.  QUILTING IN VERMONT retreats are designed to bring you an extraordinary weekend of quilting. The Quilt Room offers cutting stations, ironing stations, two design boards, sewing tables with padded chairs, air-conditioning/heat, excellent natural lighting, and plenty of overhead lights for those all-night sewing marathons.

Choose from 2 exciting projects and learn to use Studio 180 Design Tools! 


Two fabulous quilt selections:

Galaxy (Deb Tucker Design) – Galaxy was created by Deb Tucker for Studio 180 Designs.  Galaxy uses five fabrics, a dark and a medium of one value, and a dark and a medium of another value, plus one light.  Galaxy is a beautiful alternating block design, because of the color placement and the different angles in the triangles, interesting interlocking circles appear and the second star block disappears into the circles.  It’s a fun optical illusion.

Learn how to use Deb's V-Block Trimmer™ as you make this magnificent quilt. The class will include step-by-step use of the V-Block Trimmer, as well as strip piecing techniques, half-square triangle techniques and general machine piecing hints and tips. Choice of three different size projects available.It is just stunning!


Northern Neighbors (Deb Tucker design)  - A spectacular Maple Leaf quilt that can be made in one of two sizes, just in time for fall!  You could even choose to make just one block and frame it for a pretty wall quilt or keep on going to produce either a sizeable twin or king size quilt.  You can elect to go with the pictured Red and White, with Batiks (love this) or with your favorite fall fabrics. 


The original leaf design uses three Studio 180 Design tools to produce the points of each leaf - Corner Beam®, Split Rects®, and Wing Clipper® I tools. Class will include instruction and practice with all three tools plus sewing, pressing and construction techniques, as well as a small bit of paper foundation piecing procedures. This quilt features intricate maple leaves and flying geese, celebrating Deb’s Northern Neighbours fans! Come get blown away with these techniques.


These packages will include: 3 nights lodging, 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 afternoon teas, dinner on Thursday night, teacher fee and sewing room set-up.  Friday and Saturday will be dinner on your own at one of Vergennes many restaurant choices or take outs.  


Contact: Strong House at #802-877-3337 


Book at: http://www.stronghouseinn.com/quilting-retreats/teacher-retreats

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2018 - FEBRUARY 1st - 4th (THURSDAY - SUNDAY) 

WINTER RETREAT  @ QUILTING IN VERMONT 

Join Michelle her Winter Retreat at QUILTING IN VERMONT.  Enjoy 3 Day/2 Night Retreat at the STRONG HOUSE INN which offers the ultimate setting for quilters to reignite their creative passion and be spoiled in the process.  QUILTING IN VERMONT retreats are designed to bring you an extraordinary weekend of quilting. The Quilt Room offers cutting stations, ironing stations, two design boards, sewing tables with padded chairs, air-conditioning/heat, excellent natural lighting, and plenty of overhead lights for those all-night sewing marathons.

QUILTERS CHOICE!!!  You can pick your project from any of Michelle Renee Hiatt's or Deb Tucker's Patterns!  Learn to use Studio 180 Design Tools!  

This packages will include: 3 nights lodging, 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 afternoon teas, dinner on Thursday night, teacher fee and sewing room set-up.  Friday and Saturday will be dinner on your own at one of Vergennes many restaurant choices or take outs.  

Contact: Strong House at #802-877-3337 

Book at: http://www.stronghouseinn.com/quilting-retreats/teacher-retreats

2018 - JANUARY 11th-14th (Thursday-Sunday) 
WINTER BREAK @ GUESTHOUSE with Michelle Renee Hiatt 

Join Michelle for 3 fabulous nights at the historical Guesthouse Center in Chester, CT.  The Guest House is a beautifully renovated country inn that combines functionality with comfort. All accommodations and meeting rooms are in the same building. A calm and relaxing winter break just  what you need in January!    


Registration Opening Soon - Check back May 2017

2017 - AUGUST 21st-25th (monday-FRIDAY)
QUILTER's ON THE LAKE @ WOODBOUND INN with Michelle Renee Hiatt 

Join Michelle Renee for 5 days/4 nights at the relaxing Woodbound Inn, in Rindge, NH.  The Woodbound Inn is set on the shores of Contoocook Lake, this elegant, family-run inn in a clapboard property dating from 1820 is 7 miles from Monadnock State Park. Featuring hardwood floors and antique-style furnishings, the streamlined rooms offer free Wi-Fi; suites add living rooms, and rooms in the annex provide flat-screen TVs.
There’s a cozy gastropub, and other amenities include a lounge, a ballroom and grounds, plus a private lake beach.


 Enjoy sewing in the spacious ballroom of the Edgewood Building. Most of the accommodations are conveniently located directly above the ballroom.  Sew, sew, sew, plus time is built in for afternoon walks or shopping at local shops!


Retreat includes: 4 nights lodging, 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners, sewing room and instruction.

Choose between 4 fabulous projects:

  • Ohio My Star Sampler: 12 Block Sampler, pick from 3 different settings/sizes (Throw, Twin, Queen-Shown). Made using S180 Design Tucker Trimmer 1, Wing Clipper 1 & 2, Corner Pop, and Square2.
  • Jenn’s Journey: Modern Snails Trail, multiple sizes (Throw, Twin, Queen). Made using S180 Design Large Square Squared and Diamond Rects.
  • Sparkle: Fabulous Fat Quarter design with Peaky and Spike Stars and Rambler Blocks (Throw, Twin & Queen). Made using S180 Design Tucker Trimmer, V Block and Corner Pop.
  • Calm Seas: Modern Storm at Sea, multiple sizes (Throw, Double, King). Made using S180 Design Large Square Squared, Diamond Rects, and V Block.


Accommodations/Pricing:
Edgewood Building: • Double Rate: $699 per person/do • Single King Rate: $999 per person/so
Main Building (short drive) • Single Queen Rate: $925 per person/so


Retreat is limited to 20, so register early!

$150 Deposit is required to hold your spot.  Complete the attached form