Quilting 101 Retreat Weekend

Quilting 101 Retreat Weekend
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22 Sep 16:00 - 24 Sep 19:00

Hampton Inn, 11333 Katy Fwy

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As part of our Cultural and Crafting series for guys and gals, enjoy a creative and unique weekend retreat from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon at a great venue! We will have nice rooms in the Hampton Inn while we hold class in their event space. We will have 24 hour access to the event space from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, so we can come and go as we like. You can stay up all night sewing if you get on a roll, or you can take a break any time to watch a little tv or have a nap. :-) At the end of this class you will go home with a gorgeous finished quilt. This is a limited space event, so rsvp asap to confirm your space!

Jennifer Boley will teach this course. She is an experienced expert craftsperson in many disciplines including many styles of quilting, so you will be in great hands!

She has taught many guys how to quilt, so come make some manly quilts, fellas! :-) Kids over 12 are welcome to attend, but it is up to the parent to make sure they can keep up.

The photo shown on the event page is the style you will be making, and you can tweak it for a guy or girl and in any color scheme.

NEO will have a few sewing machines that everyone can share, but please bring your own sewing machine or serger if you have one. It's important that you become comfortable with your own machine. If you need some recommendations for good machines, we are happy to help!

Jennifer has a unique and fairly simple quilt pattern that will help you hone your quilting skills and give you an easy way to knock out some amazing homemade presents for special people in your life. It is a very forgiving quilting style, so you don't have to be a perfectionist to make some amazing quilts. Many of you have seen Jennifer's own "Avengers" superhero quilt that she camps with regularly. Cool, right?

You will learn a few special techniques that she has perfected such as how to make custom bias tape binding for your quilt and seam it flawlessly. You will never use cheap blanket binding again! You will also learn her stained glass window technique and how to back your quilt with ultrasoft minky fabric...the true secret to why her quilts are super soft and comfy. You can use these basic skills in all sorts of sewing and quilting projects for the rest of your life!

You will learn how to cut, piece, back, quilt, and bind your quilt all in one weekend! You can go home with a finished quilt to show off to friends and family. The best part is that you don't need to have any quilting experience. Jennifer will teach you the entire process step by step.

The cost of the retreat is only $200 and includes your hotel stay and the 24 hour use of the workspace. If you want NEO to provide all of your supplies to make a quilt, that will be $75 additional.

It is FREE and easy to join NEO. You need to be a member to attend, so please join, rsvp, and pay here:
Houston: https://www.meetup.com/joinneo/events/242169473/
Austin: https://www.meetup.com/NEOaustin/events/242169661/

Jennifer will drive a carpool from Austin to Houston and back, so be sure to let her know if you need a ride. :-) See you there!

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