June 1-3, 2022

Quilt retreats are a bit like the old sewing bees. It gives quilters the opportunity to gab and do what they love best. Our Airing of the Quilts retreat will give you all the time you need to catch up with your quilting friends and meet new quilting friends! Our retreat takes place in the beautiful rustic Winterset Livery where you can sew all day and/or take a class also taking place June 1-3. Stay one more day to take in all of the beautiful quilts at our yearly quilt festival.

Starts at 10 AM, Wednesday, June 1 and ends at 3 PM, Friday, June 3.

Quilt Retreat

$ 150 .00

For three days of retreat excitement!

  • Lunch & Learn with Stephanie Hackney of Hobbs Bonded Fibers – Prizes included!
  • Sewing space in the Winterset Livery in downtown Winterset
  • Cutting tables
  • Ironing stations, irons and ironing board covers sponsored by Oliso
  • Iowa Quilt Museum notepad and pencil
  • Ticket to the Madison County Airing of the Quilts on June 4, 2022
  • Pastry Breakfast every morning
  • Boxed lunch every day
  • Mini classes taught by Tony Jacobson and Joyce Franklin of Piece Works Quilt Shop
  • $5 off quilt classes taking place June 1-3
Stephanie Hackney with Hobbs Bonded Fibers

Batting: What’s Inside Matters

This lecture offers quilters and other creatives a chance to learn all about fibers and batting.

This lecture covers:

the questions we ask quilters to assist them in narrowing down the many batting choices to what’s ‘best’ for achieving the results they desire

– the various fiber types, and pros and (potential) cons of each type;

– what we recommend for specific use cases (modern quilts, charity quilts, art quilts, wall hangings, runners, throws, etc.);

– proper use and care of battings and quilts;

– tips and tricks for best results

– bearding: how to prevent it, and how to fix it if it happens 

– and, a bit of fun!

This fun lecture is complimentary to retreat attendees.