Quiltstock 2018!

A few months ago, we shared the first details of an exciting retreat created just for you by the fun-loving folks at Martingale Publishing and Moda Fabrics.

Now there’s so much more to share about the whats, wheres, whens, whos and reallys?  You know, everything you might not already know but should… just in case you might want to go QuiltStock-ing with us.

Here’s what I can tell you:

  • When ~ July 23-27, 2018.
  • Where ~ the Magnolia Hotel-Park Cities in Dallas, Texas  (Yes, you do have to stay at this hotel.)
  • What ~ Fun.  Adventure.  Old friends.  New friends.  Laughing – a lot of it.
  • Why?  Because the projects are great, there’s sure to be all kinds of extras and four days of sewing with friends?

We know… July in Dallas, Texas.  It will be hot.  It will probably be humid.  But we’ll be inside laughing, sewing, laughing and enjoying being with other passionate, creative people.  And there’s a really nice indoor pool at the Magnolia Hotel.  Here’s what to expect…

Download the complete Schedule of QuiltStock 2018 Activities.

Just in case you don’t already know everything about everybody:
(These aren’t all the actual projects… I need images of those but I’ll share as soon as I have them.)

Lisa Bongean – designer, author, owner of Primitive Gatherings, genius, and super-fast, super-stitcher of many things.  She’s going to teach you how to love tiny piecing, wool applique and probably fifty other things.

Barbara Groves & Mary Jacobson of Me & My Sister Designs – designers, creators of the Double-Wide Dresden Ruler, authors and Queens of the pre-cut.  They’ll keep you laughing while you stitch up a fast, wonderful quilt top.

Kathy Schmitz – painter, designer, artist and master-embroiderer.  Kathy will make sure that your stitches are what they should be, that you’re not making knots when you’re not supposed to be (or maybe that’s just me that needs to learn that…), and all sorts of terrific finishing techniques.

Carrie Nelson – This is our class project!  Opening Day – it’s one of my all-time favorite quilt patterns.  We’ll be making this while I do my best to convince you that some of the pieces are called half-triangle squares and not half-square triangles.  And we’ll make flying geese.  A lot of them.  But we’ll have fun.

Moda’s own Lissa Alexander – ModaLissa – will be there.  (I’ll bet you can get her to sign your copy of her awesome Oh, Scrap! book… just saying.)  Jennifer Keltner, the Chief Visionary Officer at Martingale will be here, along with several members of her crew.  The Moda Crew?  They’ll be around too.  There’s a rumor that “The Moda Man” himself is planning to drop in to say Hi.

If you come in a day early, we’ll also be taking a day-trip on July 23 to go to Waco to visit/shop/enjoy Magnolia Market.  Chip and Joanna!

The Silos Bakery is there.  And there’s shopping.

(It’s better in person.)

While it will be terrific, I think the bus trip to and from Waco is going to be the real treat.  Fun, games, prizes and who-knows-what-else is in the works.

Download the Magnolia Market Trip Flyer.

So what do you think?

For more information – QuiltStock is Coming!

To sign up – Call 800-426-3126, ext. 1378 if you’re in the US or Canada.  And call 425-483-3313, ext. 1378 if you’re not.

I hope you’re coming… I think it’s going to be a whole lot of fun.

Happy Friday!  (See you in July…)

11 comments on “Quiltstock 2018!

  1. Hildy says:

    I’m sure you have a wonderful time but it’s way to far away!
    I have your Farmhouse book and wouldn’t it be fun to have an online Opening-DAy sew along while you are at retreat? Therefore we at home could sew-along with you and it would even be more fun because more people are always more fun, right?

  2. marie says:

    Carrie, I won’t be able to attend retreat, but I adore the quilt your going to teach. Since my sofa is dark blue that quilt would look wonderful draped on one end. Can you give me the name of the pattern and where to buy it? Thank you, Marie

  3. Terri Carlton says:

    Would have loved to join you but unfortunately I can’t make it this year. Will you be having this retreat again next year and if so would it take place around the same time. A few of us would love to plan for the next one!!!! Thanks, Terri

  4. Mary says:

    Awww I love all of them, love those quilts 🙂

  5. Brenda says:

    I want to go, I want to go. I want to go, If it worked for Dorothy, will it work for me?

  6. Barb says:

    Carrie, the Magnolia Farms flyer says July 23rd, but, you have it on July 22nd on this post. Can you clarify which is correct, as I am flying in on the 22nd & definitely want to go to Magnolia Farms, need to do some changing of plans if your post is correct.

    • Carrie Nelson says:

      Hi Barb – YOU are correct! The Magnolia Market day-trip is Monday, July 23. Thank you for the catch!

      I don’t know if it was a typo or I was looking at the wrong date on the calendar but it is the 23rd, not the 22nd. Magnolia is closed on Sundays. (We’re special but I don’t know that we’re quite “that” special. lol)

  7. Pam Tontz says:

    That sounds like great fun. I absolutely love your quilt. I recently purchase your book Miss Rosie’s quilt collection for the Radio Flyer pattern. Do you happen to have any updated instructions for that pattern that would use precuts instead of yardage? Please let me know.

  8. Stacy says:

    This sounds amazing! I can’t go this year…I sure hope you do it again next year!

  9. frankie mcbride says:

    Carrie, I won’t be coming but is the pattern for the quilt you are doing in one of your books. I have several. I would really like to make this quilt.
    Frankie McBride

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