Sunday, December 12, 2021

Pieceful Gathering Pieceful Retreat

 Hello Everyone,

I'm so excited to announce that I will be teaching Patchwork Math, aka Finessing the Figures at the Pieceful Gathering retreat in Fox Grove, Il Friday March 11 - through Sunday March 13th, 2022.

I'm really looking forward to visiting their shop.  It is full of everything I love about quilting. Click HERE for a link to the shop.

This is my most popular workshop, and here is a brief overview:

This all-day class is intended for everyone, from a beginner to a seasoned quilter. The class and companion reference manual includes quilting formulas and instructions to make 12 popular quilting components….any size….from quarter square triangles, square in a triangle, square in a square, and Y-squares, to three different kinds of flying geese and more. I will show and discuss easy-peasey ways to construct quilting components, and how to assemble them into an assortment of different blocks. Learn how to dissect complicated blocks into manageable units with the straightforward formulas, and uncomplicated construction techniques. The techniques and formulas can be applied to blocks, block framing ideas, sashings, and border treatments. Never be afraid of quilting math again!

This is a sample of some of the blocks we will create.

It is so easy constructing the blocks using the block layout sheet.

You will also learn how to make a ribbon sashing.

Here is some information about the retreat from the shop:

The Retreat fees will cover four meals. We will gather for dinner and have some kind of Ice Breaker Friday Evening. Saturday we will be serving a box lunch, and then we will have dinner and some kind of game or activity, with Show & Tell to follow. Sunday we have arranged for a nice Brunch. For Saturday breakfast, the hotel does have a restaurant on the premises that serves a selection of reasonably priced breakfast choices. We will also have Coffee, Tea and some bottled drinks available in our sewing room on Saturday and Sunday. We will have more details about meals and meal choices when we send out our final email to registrants.

Retreat sign-up for a single click HERE.

Retreat sign-up for a double click HERE.

Retreat sign-up for a commuter click HERE.

More information directly from the shop:
Covid Protocals:
We know this is a concern for all of you and for us as well, so this is what we have come up with:
Cancellation by Us: For our part, we will make this work if at all possible. The hotel has told us that if Illinois decides to shut down again, we will be able to reschedule to a later date. If that should happen, we will contact at that time with options for rescheduling or refunds.
Cancellation by You: This will be handled on a case by case basis, and will depend somewhat on how late you cancel, and if we are able to fill your spot. Since we will be obligated to pay for the room, meals and instructor once reservations have been finalized, you may not receive a full refund, if any.
At the retreat:
Owing to the demographics of our usual customers, we are going to assume that you are all fully vaccinated, that you have acquired natural immunities by having the virus, or both. We do not want to be the Covid Police and check your Covid passports, so you are on your honor.
The hotel is pretty loosey goosey about mask wearing, although at this time, the state is still requiring masks in public areas. We do not plan to require masks in the sewing room. If you wish to wear one, that is up to you - we understand. Hopefully, by March Illinois will have lifted the mask mandate.

So, think about giving yourself the gift of a retreat.  Retreats are so much fun and become a real learning and bonding experience.  I would love to be able to meet some of my readers from the Midwest.  I don't venture out of the state to teach, so this is a first for me too!  An added bonus is that my sister Gail will be joining us.



  1. Perfect class to teach! The blocks are fun and rewarding and beautiful. You and Gail will have a wonderful time!!!

  2. Wow! How exciting for you and Gail. Have an awesome time! Great class to be teaching.

  3. Pieceful Gathering is what I have considered my "home" quilt shop. I learned to quilt there and I loved going in there for classes and for monthly sew-ins with the Featherweight Fanatics group. (Pre-Covid). All the shop folks are nice people and really talented quilters. You are sure to enjoy this. In a strange twist, I moved to Grass Valley and hope to meet Lynn at something "local" in the Foothills.

    1. That is funny! Maybe you should think about coming to one of my four retreats next year. I'm not that far from Grass Valley.