Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Teaching at a RETREAT!!

Do you love to go to Retreats?

How about one in the dead of winter?

For perhaps 25 years, NEORQC (Northeast Ohio Regional Quilt Council) been hosting an annual winter Getaway weekend with a wide range of workshops.  This winter it will be held at the Clarion Inn and Conference Center in Hudson, Ohio -- conveniently at an Ohio Turnpike exit.  The dates are Friday, 2/20 through Sunday 2/22, 2015. 

This year's workshops have just been posted and you have a few weeks to look them over and make decisions about your first choice!  Registration begins on 8/1/2014 and continues through 9/30/2014.  You spend the entire weekend with one teacher focusing on one project.  Lodging, meals, and the workshop are all included in the price (which varies a bit by the number of friends in a room)!

Of course I think you should register for my workshop!!  This is an early picture of the project -- before borders and before quilting!!   The picture posted on the Getaway site is the finished product!
I made this one using 1 1/2" hexagons and it's a nice lap robe size quilt, but I allow students to pick any size hexagon.  Using 1" hexagons would yield a center motif that is 21" by 34" -- perfect for a table topper.  Jump to a 3" hexagon and you have the center of a twin quilt!!
 
And it's the perfect project for learning to use the exciting technique of chain-piecing through set-in seams which is the focus of my DVD workshop, Set-In Piecing Simplified, to piece hexagons.
 
So, check it out here!!  There are 16 other classes offered and while I want mine to be a "GO", I'm sure you'll find something to catch your fancy. 
 
Mary Huey
 

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