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Free Motion Quilting Retreat OCTOBER, 2020

Free Motion Retreat with Wendy Sheppard & Karen Miller
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Free Motion Quilting Retreat OCTOBER, 2020

Time & Location

Time is TBD
Hotel Hamilton, 703 W Berry St, Hamilton, MO, USA

About the Event

 2.5 day Free Motion Quilting Retreat applicable to Beginner through Intermediate 

Check-in beginning @ 2 pm Sunday June 7th. Check out Wednesday June 10th by 10am. 


Retreat Summary:

Retreat priced at $480 includes:


  • Align Your FMQ Stars Lecture & Trunk Show
  • Meet ‘n Greet  &  Show ‘n Share


  • FMQ Warm-Up Ornament 
  • Mini Feather Wholecloth Workshop
  • How to Quilt It Lecture & Trunk Show


  • FMQ DIY House - Aurifilosophy Style!  Embellish and Quilt with all weights of Aurifil thread
  • Sip ‘n Sew ‘n Sit ‘n Share

3 nights of Retreat Style Accomodations include:

  • Lodging (twin size beds -no bunks)
  • 3 catered dinners (Sun, Mon, Tue)
  • 2 catered lunches (Mon, Tue)
  • 3 continential breakfasts (Mon, Tue, Wed)
  • Snacks, coffee, tea and bottled water

Aurifilosophy Swag w/ extra thread

Aurifilosophy 7 spool thread pack  - a $35 value

Additional Surprises!!   

2 educators means double the insights AND double the fun!!

Click here for Retreat Inspiration 

Machine Quilting products available thru Karen and Wendy can be purchased BELOW. They will be ready and waiting for you at the retreat.

**Bring your own machine or RENT one during your stay. To rent a machine, add product to cart called "Sewing Machine Kit Rental". 

Guests may check-in a day early for an additional fee. Additionally you may want to extend your stay thru the end of the week for Missouri Star's annual Academy. Call Dakota at 435-849-2564 for details.


Wendy Sheppard, originally from southeast Asia, came to the United States for her tertiary education. With degrees in Chemical Engineering and years later, she now lives with her family in northern Virginia. An entirely happenstance quilter in she had never even touched a sewing machine until she was in her early 30’s.  She enjoys all aspects of quilting, and enjoys even more when she shares the joy of needle and thread with others. Her work has been published in major quilting publications in the US, Australia and the UK.  Wendy has authored four quilting books for Landauer-Fox Chapel Publishing. She is an Aurifil designer, Aurifilosopher, a national educator and offers  Online Quilting Classes for Annie's. When her schedule allows, she travels to connect with other quilters.    

Follow her on Instagram ( Ivory_Spring ), and her  Blog for happenings in her life.

Karen Miller, of  Redbird Quilt Co.  After learning to quilt in her late 40’s, Karen discovered that creative design, applique, and free motion quilting (FMQ) on a home machine made her heart sing. Writing and publishing inspirational and comprehensive tutorials for her blog and Moda Bake Shop, Karen is well known for her Redbird & Berries Mini Quilt (Jan, 2014) which ranks high among online patterns.Karen founded Redbird Quilt Co. in 2014 and took to the road to share her passion with others. Accomplished quilter, blogger, author, educator, Moda Bake Shop Chef, Aurifilosopher, Thread Designer, Master Educator for Aurifil, and promoter of all things “Quilty” - - Join Karen and gain inspiration and knowledge to use along your quilt-making pathway.

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Nearest Airport is Kansas City, 1 hour 5 minutes. 

Shuttle Service Available by calling Keith at 816-465-1874

Parking at retreat is free. 

Retreat facility is just 7 blocks from Missouri Star Quilt Company and awesome fabric shopping! It should be noted that there are not continuous sidewalks from the event hall into the shops. 

Event Hall is just steps from your Retreating rooms. To see retreat accommodations please visit  https://www.hotel-hamilton.com/gallery 

Retreat tickets are non-refundable.

Organizers reserve the right to cancel the retreat if minimum enrollment (35) has not been achieved by March 30, 2020. You would then receive a 100% refund of the registration fee. Consider making travel arrangements after the retreat is confirmed. Maximum enrollment will not exceed 42

Confirmation of Retreat, Detailed Schedule and Supplies List will be published March 31, 2020.

  • Sewing Machine Rental

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