We are thrilled to have Margaret Sampson George, author of Take an Element,  join us in Shipshewana for classes and a lecture during the November 2018 retreat. Margaret has come all the way from Australia to share her amazing applique techniques and unique insight into the mixing of a variety of fabric styles in your quilts. You won’t want to miss spending time with this amazing teacher who Di Ford Hall calls “the master” – quite a tribute!

Margaret Sampson George  –

I have been teaching quiltmaking for more years than I will ever mention!

 Naturally, my method and application has evolved over these years driven, in part, by enthusiastic students willing to explore new techniques…… as well as the explosion in quilt-related information available on the internet.

We live in exciting quilt times and have an abundance of fabrics and patterns at our fingertips. This can be either very good, or confusing. It raises questions for many of us as to whether we are traditionalists or modernists! Why not a bit of both? My aim is to offer students the opportunity to explore all options – e.g. in workshops where they feel free to change, omit or add any detail to a pattern to make their quilt a little different, or a whole lot different.

I love combining vintage, reproduction and contemporary fabrics and I enjoy guiding people if they find this daunting, or challenging. I want quilters to trust their own judgement and create quilts that, in some part, reflect their own personality.

Teaching annually in The Netherlands and the UK   has also made me very aware of long- held traditions and the reasons behind them. It presents the conundrum of how to move quiltmaking forward whilst retaining respect for the past.

I have lived in several different countries during my adult life, which has of course influenced my attitude to colour and design.  Naturally it’s not necessary to live outside of one’s homeland to be open and free to new ideas!

Be brave! Let us all leave our quilting mark so that our quiltmaking grows and flourishes!

To see more of Margaret’s and student quilts check out my Pinterest boardHERE

 

The November Retreat

includes

 Guest Teacher – Margaret Sampson George

Thursday evening – private shopping with Margaret at Lolly’s Fabrics to learn what she looks for when buying fabric.

 Friday evening –  we’ll be treated to a lecture and Show and Tell of Margaret’s quilts. She’s bringing a select group with her from Australia to share with us during the special night.

***all retreat attendees are welcome to attend***

Friday, November 16, 2018

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 Optional Classes 

 

 

Thursday Class – 

No Name Quilt

Class will be held at the Blue Gate Garden Inn

Class is limited to 24 students. Supply list will be available June 1, 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018 – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

BASIC CLASS REQUIREMENTS

NO NAME QUILT -SUPPLY LIST

 

 

Friday Class  – 

Antique Sampler

Class will be held at the Blue Gate Garden Inn

Class is limited to 24 students. A supply list will be available June 1, 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018 – 10:00 am – 5:00 PM

BASIC CLASS REQUIREMENTS

ANTIQUE SAMPLER CLASS – SUPPLY LIST

 

 

 

 
 

 

Saturday Class – 

Dodecagon 

Class will be held at the Blue Gate Garden Inn

Class is limited to 24 students. A supply list will be available June 1, 2018

Saturday, November 17, 2018 – 10:00 am – 5:00 PM

BASIC CLASS REQUIREMENTS

DODECAGON CLASS – SUPPLY LIST