Hello Dear Quilter,

We have selected the dates for 2018…and YOU are invited to join Marilyn to co-create an amazing week long OVER THE TOP –  Quilt Retreat in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina. Classes are limited to 6-8 students per week.   We still have 2 spaces available in the August 2017 Retreat!

I guarantee that you have never, experienced a Quilt Retreat so full of creative exploration, growth productivity and value!  Everything is included and taken care of! Lodging, meals, entertainment and Education!!!

Marilyn Doheny – Author, judge, instructor and inventor of the 9 Degree Circle Wedge Rulers…has selected her Quilt Retreat dates for 2018. All of which will feature her amazing 9 Degree Circles Wedge Rulers – all 5 sizes and over 26 diverse, unique, wedge designs.  Students will produce wedge designs for 3-4 days, then begin to utilize the wedges and fans arranging them into One OF A Kind – Stunning quilts.  Students can expect to design at least 3 entire projects.  Quilts, garments, home decor, as inspired.

Marilyn Doheny has authored over 47 Contemporary Quilting Books and invented 11 different tools for the quilting world. She has a passion to inspire and educate and has travelled around the world – inspiring and educating for 30 years.  She always wanted more time with each student exploring design variations. Hence, her 25-year dream of establishing a week long, Quilt Retreat Location with indulgent space for students live and sew in a beautiful, unique, stimulating, relaxed setting.  Her dream has been realized.

Please view Marilyn’s Historic Melrose Inn www.melrose-inn.com  to see the creative and beautiful environment you will immerse yourself in.

Accommodations, each student may have their own private bed and bath…decorated in a unique theme.  Sign up as soon as possible – to get your preferred room.  Marilyn has created 19 different room themes…some of which are:  Angles Abound, The Jungle, Egyptian, Birds and Nature, Golf, New York New York, Asian Influences and Country, to name a few.  If you would like to share a room with a friend, King Rooms are available as shared rooms.

All rooms and hallways feature quilts on display.  During your class week – you will view over 200 additional quilts and literally hundreds upon hundreds of “in progress” samples – be sure to bring a camera or camera/phone and charger!

Her retreats are 7 days of active, dynamic instruction and production! She invites every student to add 2 additional FREE days…. either prior to the week of class or following the week of productivity. Whichever suits your schedule and personality.

Each student has their own large table to cut and sew. The sewing area never closes. Amen!!!

Marilyn’s retreat is All-Inclusive, we will pick students up from the airport if necessary, loan the use of a top grade sewing machine if desired, the relaxed pleasure of having 3 gourmet meals daily.  NOTE: any allergies or food preferences accommodated, gladly. Chocolate, wine and beer, coffee, tea and snacks are available 24 hours a day – self-serve, as desired!

There will be 2-3 Filed Trips – during the week. One of which is to a local Quilt store!

There is a detailed fabric supply list provided with registration. In addition – students are given a Prep-Sewing guide, instructing to pre-sew several fabric units called strata = strips of assorted widths sewn together before arriving.

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