2.5 day Retreat with check-in beginning @ 4 pm Monday June 8th. Check out Thursday June 11th by 11am.


Retreat priced at $325 Includes:

  • Monday 6:30 pm Meet & Greet with catered dinner & Aurifilosophy Lecture & dual Wendy & Karen Trunk Show

  • Tuesday Workshop: Free Motion Quilting Basics 

  • Wednesday Workshop:

    Free Motion Quilting Basics & Beyond with a Bit of Feathers.

  • 2 nights of open sew (Tues & Wed)

  • 3 nights of Retreat Style Lodging (twin size beds, no bunks)

    • 3 morning continental breakfast (Tues, Wed, Thurs)

    • 2 catered lunches (Tues, Wed)

    • Snacks, Coffee, Tea and Bottled water always available

  • Aurifilosophy Swag including 1 small spool of Aurifil thread

  • Additional Surprises


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


Machine Quilting products available thru Karen and Wendy can be purchased for the retreat. Click here 


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


You will be on your own for dinner on Tuesday and Wednesday evening. We recommend tickets to "Dinner with the Doan's" on Wednesday.


Guests may check-in a day early for an additional fee, by selecting the option in your cart.


Additionally you may extend your stay thru the end of the week for Missouri Star's annual Birthday Bash for check out Sunday September 29th 11am (3 nights) at the discounted rate of $100 by calling Dakota at 435-849-2564. Limited Space Available.



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.  To date, she has authored for Landauer-Fox Chapel Publishing three quilting books, with a fourth one forthcoming.
Wendy also teachers machine quilting classes for Annie’s. 
She is also an Aurifil designer and educator.
When her schedule allows, she travels to connect with other quilters.

Follow her on Instagram (ivory_spring), and her blog (wendysheppard.net) 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.




Nearest Airport is Kansas City, 1 hour 5 minutes. 

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


Parking at retreat is free. 

Free Motion Retreat with Wendy Sheppard & Karen Miller

Early Check In
  • Karen Miller & Wendy Sheppard bring their talents to Hamilton.  Come spend 2.5 days with them learning Free Motion Quilting in Quilt Town USA.

  • Retreat tickets are non-refundable.


    Organizers reserve the right to cancel the retreat if minimum enrollment has not been achieved by August 10, 2019. You would then receive a 100% refund of the registration fee and any additional products purchased on this site for the retreat. We suggest you purchase travel insurance when you book airline tickets to avoid flight cancellation fees.



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