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Join the Herd at Farm Girl Vintage Retreat

Don’t be sheepish and come join the herd! #farmgirlvintage Registration is OPEN for retreat attendees who want to LODGE with us!

ūüź∑ ¬†¬†April 28 registration opens for ALL! ūüźģ

This retreat will be Lori Holt¬†patterns, fabric & more with the Quilter’s Lodge¬†as your host.


Learn more about this retreat by visiting our Quilter’s Lodge website.

Check out all Lori Holt / Farm Girl products available to purchase in short and online by visiting Thimbles & Threads at The Quilter’s Lodge.

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Quilt Your Own Quilts

The Quilter’s Lodge¬†is EXCITED to offer Long Arm Quilting classes.

Wouldn’t you love to learn how to quilt your own quilts? Did you know that the Quilter’s Lodge offers long arm classes and certification?

In our 2 hour, one-on-one certification class you will be taught the basics of free motion quilting and pantograph quilting.  Also you will learn all about the long arm quilting machine, including how to clean it and set it up, tension control and loading the quilt on the frame. After you have completed this certification class you are welcome to rent our long arm quilting machines for $15 per hour for any of your future quilting projects.

The long arm quilting certification classes are $120.00 for 2 Р2 1/2 hours and can be scheduled at your convenience.  The class fee includes all supplies, fabrics and batting for you to learn and practice machine quilting.

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Abbey Lane Giveaway

We are so excited that Abbey Lane will be in the house this next weekend for their two-day workshops. To celebrate, we are giving away these popular Abbey Lane Quilting Patterns. Entering to win one is simple…scroll down below this image and answer any OR all of the questions. Each question answered enters you into the drawing…answer 4 questions, receive 4 entries. You will need to email us your responses at thequilterslodge@gmail.com before Tuesday, April 4th at 5:00pm MST.

QUESTION 1: Visit the Maxwell Bag Workshop page and tell us what is NOT included (what you need to bring) in the price of the workshop.

QUESTION 2: How would you use¬†the Maxwell Bag if you had one? If you’re giving it away, who would you give it to?

QUESTION 3: After checking out the Blue Jay Way Workshop page, how do you think the birds are added to the quilt?

QUESTION 4: What type of techniques would you like to learn at a Quilter’s Lodge class or retreat?

QUESTION 5: Are you more likely to attend a quilt retreat if a popular educator is teaching or do you prefer an Open Sew format where you come to work on your own projects?

(Tip: Copy and paste the questions into your email to make responding easier.)

Interested in joining us April 7th or 8th. We still have space in our classes for YOU!

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Wanted: Quilting Tips & Tricks

We recently shared some¬†fun quilting tips¬†on our social media that we found from other amazing quilters around the internet. But we started thinking that our very own followers probably have the best tips. So we’re on the hunt for Quilting Tips & Tricks¬†to share on our feed. We’ll happily link back to your Instagram or Facebook or blog. Simply tag @quilterslodge and we will repost/share with our followers. Occasionally we’ll pick one of our favorite tips to share with our mailing list as well.
Not on social media, but have the best tip to share…no problem. Simply email us at thequilterslodge@gmail.com. If you have photos to show, great. If not, we’ll still find a way to pass along your tip if selected!!

Here are those great tips we recently shared….

Sew Awesome Quilting Tip!
We found this awesome tip from Instagram user Brenda Moore. She posted, “And this is why color catchers are a miraculous invention! They’re even bluer in person and the white on the quilt is snow white.” @eroomkb

 

 

Best tip ever that I’ve had for quilters? Label solids on the selvage with a sharpie so you don’t mix them up.¬†@jaybirdquilts

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Another Amazing Retreat Featuring Joanna Figueroa

We had the privilege of hosting the amazing Joanna Figueroa from Fig Tree & Co this past weekend. Everything from her educational trunk show, instructions on colors and fabric designing, only enhanced her quilting workshops and made this retreat a huge success. 

This pictures captures our weekend the best! Joanna is an excellent teacher and an absolute delight to spend a quilty retreat with. Her tips and tricks “wow-ed” us all. Thank you, Joanna!

Learn about upcoming retreats by following us on social media or visit our website Event page.

Click here to visit our website to preview Joanna’s beautiful products to purchase online or in-store.

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Announcing 2 Quilt Retreats: Violet Craft & Kansas Troubles

We are SEW excited to be hosting these two amazing educators. We’re working out the details before we post about the retreats, but we wanted to let you know when so you can SAVE THE DATES and plan to attend!!¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†

Would you like to stay at The Quilter’s Lodge and have access to the classroom 24/7?!?!  

*Remember, local people can register for the class/workshops without staying at The Quilter’s Lodge.

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Abbey Lane Workshops

Join us on April 8th and April 9th as Marcea Owen of Abbey Lane and Designer of beautiful quilting projects teaches you how to create the popular Blue Jay Way Quilt and/or the Maxwell Bag.

Blue Jay Way Quilt Workshop – April 8th
10:00am – 5:00pm Includes Lunch

The Blue Jay Way is one of Abbey Lanes most popular quilts. And this quilt design looks beautiful in all types of fabrics.  You will be learning several techniques which make this a quick quilt to make.  We will start by learning how to use our Fab Five Ruler which makes cutting the quilt pieces a breeze.  Then we will learn the Mix-it-up method for laying out the quilt and we will work with fusible and learn straight stitch appliqué method for adding the birds and branches.
[Learn more here.]

Maxwell Bag Workshop РApril 7th
10:00am – 5:00pm Includes Lunch

The Maxwell Bag makes a great project bag and/or tote. ¬†This bag has two versions- all one fabric or pieced. ¬†Not only will you have a fabulous bag when you are done with the class, but you will pick up a few new tips on bag making. You¬†will start with the straight-line machine quilting. ¬†Other techniques will include making large scale piping, using purse feet and working with stabilizers and topstitching. ¬†Lunch will be included. Supplies can be purchased in class. [Learn more here…]

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Joanna Figueroa Quilt Retreat Giveaway

We would like to give you the opportunity to WIN A QUILT TRUNK SHOW TICKET ($22 Value). A lucky winner will join us¬†on Thursday, March 23rd at 7:00pm. Plus TWO of your Friends can purchase their tickets¬†HALF PRICE! Fun Girl’s Night Out!!

Here’s How to Enter the Giveaway:¬†
1) Like The Quilter’s Lodge Facebook Page – Look for this same Giveaway Image and Tag the Two Friends you’d like to bring with you when you WIN.
2) Follow us on Instagram @quilterslodge – Look for this same Giveaway Image and Tag Two Friends.
3) If you don’t have Instagram or Facebook – Then check out the Quilt & Woolies Retreat page on our website and email us at thequilterslodge@gmail.com¬†what part of the retreat interests you the most!¬†[Enter all three options above to increase your chances to win!]
Deadline: March 21, 2017 12:00noon MST
Winner will be Contacted and Posted

Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts ~ Quilt & Woolies Retreat 
March 23March 25

Important Links:
Quilter’s Lodge Event Page & Lodging Information
Event Registration Page
Blue Ribbon Quilt Kit
March 23rd Educational Trunk Show Registration

 

 

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Delilah: Jen Kingwell’s Newest Block of the Month Series Begins April 19th

Come and join a new group of quilters! ¬†Bring your machine to sew each month with new friends, as we quilt our way through Jen Kingwell’s newest Block of the month series, Delilah. ¬†This intermediate to advanced template set is only available at a few select stores around the world, and we are proud to bring you this creative class. ¬†Delilah Quilt offers 6″, 9″ & 12″ Blocks.

Find yourself conquering y-seams and curves using her expertly made, heavy-duty templates to build a beautiful sampler in her distinct style and colors.   Learn more about color theory and explore several notions that will make all of your patchwork easier in our large, beautiful classroom.

Classes will run every third Wednesday of the month, beginning April 19th from 10AM until 12 PM, for 12 months.  Please feel free to join us anytime during the year.


Class fee will include sewing time and tips and tricks specific to that month’s pattern. ¬†In addition to the monthly template and pattern, the first and last month will also include some helpful overall tips and tricks for choosing fabric placement and assembling the project.

Template and pattern purchase will be auto billed each month.   A fabric kit identical to the sample can also be purchased and will be provided at your first class.  A bonus 25% off your backing at the end of our Delilah journey will be offered to all class members, before we begin on our next Jen Kingwell adventure together!

Link to Delilah Quilt Kit 

Link to Supply List

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Abbey Lane 2-Days Worth of Workshops

We are thrilled to have Marcea Owens from Abbey Lane Quilts coming to teach two amazing workshops. And you can sign up for each workshop individually or save a little and sign up for BOTH.  Grab your friends and join us!  A day of quilting and lunch with your favorite people is always a great idea!  Wether you are a beginner or advanced quilter, you will greatly benefit from a day with Marcea!  She will bring creativity, energy, and passion to you as she teaches many techniques.

Blue Jay Way Workshop Only $57
April 8th 10-5:00pm (Includes Lunch)
Register Here

Grab your friends and join us!  A day of quilting and lunch with your favorite people is always a great idea!  Wether you are a beginner or advanced quilter, you will greatly benefit from a day with Marcea!  She will bring creativity, energy, and passion to you as she teaches many techniques in used in the Blue Jay Way quilt.

The Blue Jay Way is one of Abbey Lanes most popular quilts. The quilt looks beautiful in all types of fabrics.  We will be learning several techniques which make this a quick quilt to make.  We will start by learning how to use our Fab Five Ruler which makes cutting the quilt pieces a breeze.  We will learn the Mix-it-up method for laying out the quilt. We will work with fusible and learn straight stitch appliqué method for adding the birds and branches.

Maxwell Bag Workshop Only $57
Friday April 7th 10-5:00pm (Includes Lunch)
Register Here 

The Maxwell Bag makes a great project bag and/or tote.  The bag has two versions- all one fabric or pieced.  Not only will you have a fabulous bag when you are done with the class, but you will pick up a few new tips on bag making.  We will start with the straight-line machine quilting.  Other techniques will include making large scale piping, using purse feet and working with stabilizers and topstitching.