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Artisan Retreat (3 days/2 nights)




Have you been dying to make your own Artisan Quilt? How many times have you seen the beautiful landscapes, portraits and mural style quilts at art shows, quilts shows and exhibits and said, "I want to do that!" Well, now you can. Spend 3 Days and 2 nights at the beautiful Bella Vida Bed and Breakfast.

This retreat focuses on the beautiful artwork of Susan Cranshaw to make your own raw-edge artisan applique.

Susan’s technique teaches you the step-by-step process to take the detailed images in each of her patterns and make your own stunning applique quilt. Once you have mastered the skills to learn these techniques the sky is the limit from there.


About Susan: Susan Cranshaw is a national teacher and pattern designer who has made her home in the beautiful hill country of Texas and Wimberley. Susan's art work is a stunning illustration of her point of view from her travels and the 6 years she spent living in a small artist's town in Mexico. Each pattern comes with detailed instructions and drawings to show how to layer and apply each piece to perfection. Along with the detailed instructions from one-on-one coaching from Susan, retreaters will be able to grow and enhance their skills as artisans. Susan has traveled teaching for many years throughout the US and Canada teaching her techniques.
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Through semi-retirement has she found her new home exclusively at the Wimberley Stitch Studio. Though her creativity still flows with new pattern designs coming in the near future her timeless patterns are exciting and come with the opportunity to build your skills to a next level.

Bela Vida Bead and Breakfast: http://www.bellavidabandb.com/ Located just 6 miles down the road from the Stitch Studio, this stunning bed and breakfast can sleep up to 12 guests and with a quality homey feeling and stunning designs.

Note: Besides the Overnight Retreat option, there are limited spaces available for Daytime Only Retreaters.  Don't wait to sign up.

The "Retreat Work Room" is a large open work space with all the space, tools and comforts needed to settle in and create your art. Retreaters will have their own 6ft table and work space. Plenty of comforts like snacks, deserts, drinks and more as well the scrumptious breakfast will be including into your stay to keep you focused on your work and lessons as well as fuel for the activities. Schedule: Check in is Friday at 1:00 PM at Bella Vida B&B Introduction To Class: A basic introduction to the artisan applique technique and tools needed to get started.



Dinner at the Studio: A special private welcome dinner on the beautiful Wimberley Stitch Studio grounds along with music, food, shopping and a trunk show with Susan. Each guest will have private access to fabrics, tools and more at exclusive discounts and deals.


Wine and Unwind: Relax and unwind back at Bella Vida B&B with a selection of wines and snacks on the patio or screened in porch before drifting off in the comfort of your room.






Saturday:
Breakfast: Eat your fill with the fabulous selection of foods included in your stay at the B&B. Class: Class will begin at 10:00 AM with a group and one-on-one instructions from Susan.
Lunch: A selection of catered lunch and snacks provided to keep you focused on your lessons and activities for the afternoon.
Class: Class will end at 5:00 PM and you can keep working on your project as desired.
Dinner: Enjoy the wonderful activities and fine dining places throughout Wimberley with Dinner on your own or with retreaters.

Sunday:
Breakfast: Eat your fill with the fabulous selection of foods included in your stay at the B&B.
Class: Finishing Class with details on free motion quilting and applique completion from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Check out: Say so long to your friends and make sure to keep in touch to show us all the completed art quilts you've created. (Room check out at 12 noon, but classroom is available till 3pm)

Sign Up Deadline -- July 19
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Skill Level:
intermediate sewer/quilter - knows machine
Materials Included:
Pattern and Fabric Kit for desired pattern. Please let the Stitch Studio know which pattern and kit you will be needing.
Requirements:
Bring machine and supplies, as well as personal items for 3 day stay.
Instructor:
Susan Cranshaw

Artisan Retreat (3 days/2 nights)

Cost:
$ 375.00
2 nights at Bella Vida B&B, instruction by Susan Cranshaw Friday through Sunday, pattern and fabric kit, meals provided, as noted in description.