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My First Experience Staying at The Quilter’s Lodge

I wanted to let you all know how great I thought your Lodging Facilities were last week during my stay for the Laura Heine Collage Workshop.  First of all the staff for the Lodge was awesome, I was not left wanting a single thing.  To me your facility was more like a Bed and Breakfast than any Retreat Center I have ever been to.  I could have easily brought along my husband and he would have also been very comfortable.  It was great having extra time at the end of class to continue working on my projects and not feel like I had to get back home right away.  Even some of the local ladies decided to stay the night at the last minute!  The Lodge is located in a quiet area yet within 5 minutes to any other kind of shopping I may have wanted to do.  I will definitely be back and hopefully next time with friends or family!
Annette from Idaho
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Fiberworks Retreat – Customer Testimonial

We had such a great time at The Quilter’s Lodge. What a beautiful place.
Jonell & Instructor, Laura Heine
My husband, Tim, and I arrived late in the evening to find quilters busily working on their projects in the large classroom.  Introductions were quickly made and not to impede progress, we settled into our room while the ladies continued to work into the night. It is such an advantage to be able to work after the designated classroom time.
The classroom adjoins the quilt shop which displays full lines of fabric collections and all the notions you could possibly need. So perfect for a retreat or workshop to have everything in one facility, especially if you are traveling.
Sherie, you and Mindy were so accommodating. Your willingness to setup additional work areas following the workshop was very much appreciated.
Tim was provided several areas to relax and work on his projects and appreciated all the effort to make his stay so comfortable.  The Quilter’s Lodge is designed to feel like a “home away from home”.
Thank you for a wonderful experience,
JoNell and Tim from Colorado
Jonell’s Finished Project
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Piece, Paint & Color Retreat with the ADORNit Girls

The ADORNit Girls have bundled their best workshops into a dynamite weekend RETREAT Just for YOU!!  {Can we say PAR-TAY!!!} Friday we will learn the techniques most loved by the ADORNit Girls as we piece hexagons, learn raw edge applique, and more in their Hexagon Quilt Class.

AND don’t forget Hand Stitchery Night Out!  With needle and thread in hand, and a warm place next to our fireplace- -visiting with new and old friends– you will truly be inspired and enriched!

Saturday we’ll pull out our paint palettes & learn painting/ coloring techniques on different media surfaces. This is the perfect retreat for the creative crafter to take their hobby and passions to the next level! Grab your girlfriends & join us for a weekend of inspiration and rejuvenation!

Supplies and kits will be provided for each workshop.  Please bring a sewing machine and basic sewing kit.

Please contact sherie@thimblesandthreads.com to rent a sewing machine for $10.

Come join the slumber party at the The Quilter’s Lodge with the AdornIt Girls!  
Please click here to view rates and availability.
Questions? Email sherie@thimblesandthreads.com

Psst…. Guess what line of fabric we will use for the weekend?!?  FLAMINGO FEVER by ADORNit!  It ships just in time for our retreat!!  Be one of the first to play with the fabric in person, by registering today!!

Friday: 10-5 PM Hexagon Quilt Class and Herringbone Demo ♥ 7-9 PM Hand Stitchery Night Out Workshop

Saturday: 10-5 PM Barn Star Class and Coloring Workshop


Can’t attend the retreat but want to join in the fun? Please click here to register for the Hand Stitchery Night Out with the ADORNit Girls – Only $27.00 (includes all materials)


Unfortunately, due to the nature of this event, refunds are not available.
However, feel free to transfer this event ticket to another name by contacting us.

 

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Education Trunk Show with Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts

We know you all love a good trunk show, but we wanted to tell you why the upcoming Joannna Figueroa’s Trunk Show is different. This isn’t the typical trunk show where you look at quilts and eat cookies….

Joanna will take us for a ride down designer’s lane as she teaches COLOR The Fig Free Way through her Educational Trunk Show. Using her lovely quilts, Joanna, will teach a different perspective of the color wheel and color schemes. After this evening you will know if any color can be warm or cold!

Trunk Show is part of the Quilt & Woolies retreat. However, if you’re not able to attend the treat
but want to meet Joanna Figueroa you can attend the Trunk Show ONLY on March 23rd at 7:00pm for $25.00.

Would you like to attend Joanna’s Quilts & Woolies Retreat?
Please Click HERE to register for this retreat & book your lodging.
Please click here to purchase the Blue Ribbon Quilt Kit/ Pattern.
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So You Want to Be a Fabric Designer?

Do you love fabric?
Do you have ideas on what type of fabrics you “wish” you could find?
Have you ever wondered what it takes to  design the perfect FABRIC?

How would you like to learn the secrets of the trade to get started as a fabric designer?
Join us at the Quilt & Woolies Retreat with Joanna Figueroa on March 23-25 and learn!

 Join the amazingly talented Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts at the
upcoming Quilt & Woolies Retreat this March at The Quilter’s Lodge.
Learn More About This Retreat HERE

In addition to the amazing workshops she’s offering, she’ll also be teaching our attendees
about her fabric “Design Journey”.
Including the begging to end, drafts, changing colors, editing and to seeing your strike offs.
She will also be sharing her tips for submitting designs to fabric manufacturers.
She designs 2-3 new fabric collections each year for MODA fabrics and is currently working on their 25th collection.

Click here to see her beautifully designed fabrics.

 

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Fiberworks Workshop: Floral & Painterly 2-Day Workshop & Lunch

Floral collage is a technique where fused, cut motifs are arranged on a foundation within a silhouette to create a one-of-a-kind quilt.  Color and value and the use of large, medium and small scale motifs will be achieved in this class.  “Painterly” collage focuses on the use of strips and palette of solid appearing fabrics to create a collage.  Combining the two techniques creates an interesting combination for any collage. Lunch both days is included!

Cost:  $ 194.00
Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sat, Feb 11, 2017 at 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Supply List:

  • 5 Y of 24″ Steam a Seam 2 (please no substitutes)
  • Black Sharpie Pen
  • Fabric Fuse Glue
  • Pattern Ease (2 y for The Dress and 60″ for Best Friend, Abilene & Old Blue)
  • Applique Pressing Sheet
  • Karen K Buckley Scissors, size medium/ blue handled
  • Kit & Pattern  to purchase at our store

Laura has hand picked and assembled your class kit for you!  Our class options are: Old Blue, Abilene, Best Friend & The Dress.  

Click on Class Kits Below to Purchase Kit(s)

Abilene Cow Fiberworks Collage Quilt Kit – Fabric & Pattern

Best Friend – Fiberworks Pattern & Fabric – Collage Quilt Kit

Old Blue Fiberworks Collage Quilt Kit – Fabric & Pattern

The Dress, Fiberworks Collage Quilt Kit – Fabric & Pattern

The Dress, Fiberworks Collage Quilt Kit – Fabric Only

Do you need lodging? Please emails sherie@thimblesandthreads.com to check availability & book lodging at The Quilter’s Lodge.

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Vintage Rose Technique of the Month

The 2017 Technique of the Month from Judy Niemeyer & Quiltworx

Skill Level:  Confident Beginner
Requirements:  Pattern to be purchased from Instructor
Instructor: Cindy Haddick, Certified Instructor of Judy Niemeyer Quilting

  The Vintage Rose quilt is designed for foundation paper piecing, to use precut fabric pieces cut from over sized templates.  In this class, students learn how to implement fast and easy cutting techniques, stacking techniques, paper-piecing techniques, strip piecing techniques, floating points, choosing fabric, curved piecing and tools for paper piecing.

Class orientation will be February 7, 2017 5-8PM at our store.
Cindy will have patterns available for you to purchase and assist you in picking out your fabrics.

Click Here for a Supply List and Instructor Information

 

Cost: $300.00 for ALL Classes included in this 6-month Class . $75.00 registration fee is required to reserve spot in class. You may pay balance off upon registering or pay $75.00/month until $300.00 total class fee is met. Class Dates are as follows:
Tue, Feb 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Orientation Class
Sat, Feb 18, 2017 at 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sat, Mar 18, 2017 at 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sat, Apr 15, 2017 at 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sat, May 20, 2017 at 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sat, Jun 17, 2017 at 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sat, Jul 15, 2017 at 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
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Kewpie Love Fat Quarter Giveaway

We are so exited to offer you this fun GIVEAWAY!

The new Kewpie Love Collection by Riley Blake Designs is perfect for all of your LOVELY projects.
And you’ll receive a fat quarter bundle as explained below. Scroll down to enter. Deadline is Sunday, Jan. 29th at 11:59pm. Winner announced Monday, Jan. 30th.

KEWPIE FAT QUARTER BUNDLE

Fat Quarter Bundle – Kewpie Love.  Bundle includes 1 piece of each print we carry at Thimbles & Thread Shop. 100% cotton fabric. To view those fabrics, please visit our website.
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Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Co. Quilting Retreat

Join us for an amazing quilt retreat featuring international instructor
Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree & Company
at The Quilter’s Lodge on

March 23 – 25, 2017
Cost: $365 *
Register Here

Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
 *Does not include cost of lodging.

Joanna will take us for a ride down designer’s lane as she teaches Color The Fig Free Way thru her Educational Trunk Show. Using her lovely quilts, Joanna, will teach a different perspective of the color wheel and color schemes. After this evening you will know if any color can be warm or cold! We will continue Friday and Saturday with a workshop on the Blue Ribbon Quilt Project & Fig Woolies.

Educational Trunk Show Only
March 23rd at 7:00pm
Cost: $25.00
Register Here

Joanna will take us for a ride down designer’s lane as she teaches Color The Fig Free Way thru her Educational Trunk Show. Using her lovely quilts, Joanna, will teach a different perspective of the color wheel and color schemes.

Click HERE to learn more about Joanna Figueroa from her instructor spotlight.

Would you like to stay with us at the Quilter’s Lodge?

Please Click HERE to Register for this event & book your lodging.

Please Click HERE to purchase the Blue Ribbon Quilt Kit/ Pattern.

Lunches and Fig & Woolie Kit is included


Unfortunately due to the nature of this event, refunds are not available.
However, feel free to transfer this event ticket to another name by contacting us.

Skill Level: Beginner
Requirements: Blue Ribbon Pattern
Instructor: Joanna Figueroa

 

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Instructor Spotlight: Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree & Company

Joanna Figueroa often says that she can’t remember a time when she wasn’t creating some kind of art or working with her hands. It was a serendipitous occasion that found her working with textiles as a medium and she describes it as a “coming home” type of experience.

She has been a licensed designer for MODA fabrics for 12 years and is beloved for her numerous fabric collections in her signature Fresh Vintage™ style. Currently working on her 31st fabric collection, her collections focus on quilting cottons but includes other substrates.

Joanna also co-owns and operates Fig Tree & Company along with her husband Eric, who is her right hand man in all of their business endeavors. Fig Tree & Co. specializes in a fresh perspective on traditional quilting and sewing patterns, focusing on quilts, whimsical kid’s items, home furnishings as well as purses & personal accessories. Fig Tree currently offers more than 200 stand alone patterns and wholesales thousands of patterns to stores both nationally and internationally.

She has written several books with Leisure Arts, Martingale & Co. and Wiley & Sons. She is a regular contributor to both national and international publications such as American Patchwork & Quilting, Quilts & More, American Quilt Retailer and Quiltmania. Her work and studio have been featured in various venues including Quiltmania [French], The Quiltmakers [British], Les Edicion de Saxe [French], Australian Patchwork & Quilting, Where Women Create. Joanna also teaches several classes for Craftsy and lectures and teaches nationally and internationally.

Join us March 23-25 for the Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilt Retreat.

Learn more about this retreat here.