Thank you for your interest. We have filled all the spots at the Retreat. We are taking names for a Wait List if you would like.
Our 1st Retreat will take place March 2, 3 & 4th 2023 - Thursday, Friday & Saturday.
Where: Comfort Inn in Dyersville IA
Space Available: 20 quilters.
Reserve your spot by calling - K&K Logo 563-875-2191 (To save your spot, please submit your payment to K&K within a week of registering. ) Thank you
Cost: $ 180.00 for the 3 days starting Thursday at 9am, all day Friday and Saturday until 6pm. Includes Hotel room - Supper provided Thursday/ Friday night & Lunch on Saturday. (Lunch Thursday & Friday on your own)
Rooms are available in double occupancy, if you are a single let us know we can team you up with someone. Or if you would like a private room let us know, there will be an increase in cost.
Hotel Amenities: Hot Breakfast each morning, Pool & Hot Tub
Thursday - Open sewing all day, until your eyes can't stay open!!
Friday - Open sewing and we have honor to have Colleen Tauke (see Bio below) to do 2 demos during the day.
Saturday - Open sewing. To wrap up our retreat we will have a Show n Tell at 4pm. You can show what you have been working on or bring in any treasures you want to share.
Questions - please call Karen or Kim 563-875-2191
Colleen Tauke's Bio - Colleen is a designer, quilter and quilt educator with 40+ years of sewing experience, of those, the last 17 years have been focused on quilting. Early in my quilting endeavors I was challenged to piece a quilt that seemed daunting – fussy cutting, y-seams, strip piecing, hourglass blocks, a pieced border, and appliqué – and that was all in ONE quilt – my first bed sized quilt. I was hooked! Quilting has become more than a hobby, it is a passion that I enjoy sharing with beginners and seasoned quilters alike.
I joined the staff of Fons & Porter Love of Quilting magazine/PBS television in 2013 as the Sewing Specialist. I assisted the staff by testing patterns, preparing teaching materials for IPTV tapings, assisting customer service and creating color option blocks.
Eventually, I helped create over 300 technique and tools videos. I was also honored with the opportunity to be a guest instructor for Love of Quilting on three occasions teaching curved piecing, fussy cutting and y-seams along with a variety of templates.
Later, I work for a local quilt shop in central Iowa, teach classes, do pattern testing, color options and proof reading for American Patchwork and Quilting, longarm quilt for a variety of local quilters, and creating custom quilts.
I was offered the opportunity to travel as an instructor with quilters to the island of Bali shortly before Covid and began a new adventure teaching, writing and doing LIVE event videos for TN Marketing and the National Quilters Circle.
Life is a puzzle – quilting surrounds us with beauty and comfort as we “piece” the shapes together. Happy Quilting!