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Spring Quilt Retreat at Wise Guy’s

Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5

***Sewing on Friday and Saturday will begin at 9 AM and you can sew until midnight on Friday and 9 PM on Saturday.  Remember, we will have assigned tables so you don’t have to worry about getting there before 9 AM as we will already have a place reserved for you.

KITS WILL BE AVAILABLE for our Mystery Project on Friday evening!  It is soooooooo cool! 


Quilter frazzled and ready to have FUN                   Thread

Snacks for our Community Snack Table                 MarkingUtensils/Chalk

Sewing Machine                                                        Snacks

Sewing Machine cords/foot pedal                             Pins

Extension cords/surge protector                              Scissors

Walking Foot                                                              Rulers

Sewing Machine Feet                                                Seam Ripper

Extra Machine Needles                                             Small table (to put

Sewing Light                                                               beside you for cutting)

Sewing Chair (optional)                                             **an extra project or

Small Cutting Mat                                                       two in case you finish

Rotary Cutter (with fresh blade or bring extra)         retreat projects      

Trash bag to put by your work station                       Snacks (in case you

Square up ruler – 6 ½” or larger                                didn’t see it above!)                   

***Soda, coffee and water is provided

To unload, you can pull right up to the door.  So easy!

Homework for Spring 2014 Retreat

If you are wanting to see pictures of the projects and know fabric requirements, go to our website at  You can find them under newsletters and the title - "Retreat projects and clearance fabric." 

For Carol’s Mystery Quilt:

Have the amount of charms needed (5” X 5”) – remember that you want a good contrast between your charm fabric and background.  If you have a color that you are “iffy” on, make sure you have a substitute along.

Cut ALL of the background fabric 2 ½” X w.o.f.

*******If you would like to make this another size besides Queen or Throw, call me and I will figure the amounts out for you.

For Carol’s Tablerunner:

You will need:                                                                                                         (5) colors and 10” of each color    ****you will need a 2 ½” strip and a 6 ¾” or 7” strip from the 10” strip

Cut (1) 2 ½” X w.o.f. – subcut (4) 5” X 2 ½”, (2) 5 ¼” X 2 ½”,  and (2) 5 ½” X 2 ½” – this is for the binding

Cut (3) 22 ½ degree wedges from the 7” (or 6 ¾”) strip. 

VERY IMPORTANT – Keep the fabric folded, lay the ruler with the wider part near the selvage edge and cut out wedge. You will need to open up the fabric to get the third cut.

¼ yd for Border #1

Cut (3) 2” X w.o.f.

Beth’s Hot Flash Quilt:

Purchase fabric according to the size you are making.  Follow cutting directions to cut strips and squares.  If you feel comfortable cutting the trapezoids, you may do so.  Be sure to bring the Petite Star Ruler to the retreat as it is used a lot during construction.  Bring a Tucker Trimmer ruler or 4 ½” square up ruler.

Any questions??????  Give us a call.

Carol and Beth
Quilter's Garden
527 S. Main St.
Princeton, IL
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