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Don't Miss The Quilter's Get-Away In Okoboji, IA

September 13th through September 20th

We’re having a pajama party at Lake Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp and you’re invited! You can wear loose fitting Pj’s with elastic waists and slippers all week. It’s time to call out for large pizzas, crank up the record player, and do each other’s hair. Are you ready to party? And by party, we mean quilt! Bring your favorite quilts to work on and we’ll have some new projects for you to try as well!

We are adding new options:

Cathy Young will help you make a barn board for your house either 12” X 12” ($15.00) or 24” X 24” ($35.00). Everything you need will be supplied.

Robyn Wright will teach you to make leggings or tunics.  She has some great sources to buy fabric and find free patterns below.  Bring your sergers and coverstitch machines if you have them. There will be machines available if you need one.

Billie Hanson will be here with a bag class and a quilt class. 

This will also be a time to finish up your UFO’s or projects you have been wanting to finish.  The Quilted Forest will also havemini classes and projects they will offer throughout the entire retreat.

Bring all of your quilting items with you so that you can make yourself at home. We want you to make a schedule that will work for you. Your meals will be made for you. Massages, pedicures and manicures await you. These extras will be offered throughout the weekend.

We all speak "Quilt" so communication should be easy. You can arrive anytime after 4 pm on Wednesday and then stay until the following Sunday afternoon (Weekend Retreat) or Wednesday afternoon (Class Retreat) depending on your departure schedule. We are happy to offer classes each day (Monday through Wednesday) for you to participate in. Patterns and instructions will be posted on the website so you can get started right away choosing your fabrics and cutting out those quilts. If you have any questions we refer you to the teacher’s contact information.

We will have a Sunday Night Project and a Mystery Quilt. (Kits will be available for both) you can also take mini classes offered throughout the weekend to make smaller projects. These quilts and/or projects can be started and finished in a day or less.

The Quilted Forest will once again bring fabric, kits, notions and quilting supplies for your enjoyment. Their shop will be open and available to all of you who are participating in retreat. Shelley will bring in 1,000 bolts of fabric, kits, notions, books and patterns. D’Ann, Shelley’s side kick, will be there as well. It is always so great to have them on site.

Our menu will once again be a Brunch - Dinner meal schedule. If you have dietary concerns please let us know. Chef Kevin will be preparing all of our meals again this year. All meals will be covered with the exception of dinner on Wednesday night. Feel free to bring some treats to share with your fellow retreaters.

You will need to bring linens and towels. Each room has a queen bed and several standard twins.

We will have Show and Tell Monday night and we hope you will all participate in that. We love to see what projects everyone has completed during the year.

We are looking forward to fun filled days, great meals and wonderful and productive sewing sessions. See you in time for the pillow fight.

Susan and Her Pajama Clad Staff 

 

OKOBOJI BIBLE CAMP HAS AN EVENT THAT ENDS
AT 4 PM ON SEPTEMBER 13TH.   
THEREFORE,  UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES ARE YOU TO ARRIVE BEFORE
4:00 PM on SEPTEMBER 13TH.
IF YOU ARRIVE BEFORE THIS TIME YOU WILL BE UNBLE
TO UNLOAD OR SET UP YOUR 
MACHINES & SEWING OR SLEEPING AREAS.  
THE BIBLE CAMP WILL TURN YOU
AWAY!!!
THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS! 
 
OUR RETREAT BEGINS AT 4:00 PM ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13.  
THANK YOU FOR HONORING THIS REQUEST!

 

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Forms You Need

Registration Form Click to open and print

Medical Form - Click to open and print.  Complete the form and place it in a sealed envelope and give it to Susan when you arrive.  You can pick up the form as you leave. 

Checklist - All the essential items you need to bring. 



 


                                

Shelley Robson, from The Quilted Forest, and her hip buddy, D'Ann, are ready to kill it with specials, demos and projects just for you. 

Teachers 

Billie Hanson  

A Bed without a Quilt

is like a sky without Stars

If you have a question regarding a project

Billie is teaching you can  contact her at: quiltsbybillie@gmail.com 

 

Cathy Young  

An Apple a day 

Will keep anyone away 

If you throw it hard enough.

If you have a question regarding a project Cathy is teaching you can contact her at: cmsyoung@hickorytech.net

 

Robyn Wright 

So it turns out that being an adult

is mostly 

just googling how to do stuff.

If you have a question regarding a project Robyn is teaching you can  contact her at:  robynw@premieronline.net 

 

 

 


Projects

Click on the picture of the project to upload the pattern.  Print out the pattern and bring it with you to the retreat.  

Monday, September 18th

Billie Hansen

Project 1. Daisy Chain

 

 

Click on the image for the pattern 

Precut your pieces before arriving. 

 

 

Cathie Young

Monday, Sept 18th

Project 2. Barn Boards 

Learn how to paint Barn Board for your home or fence.  Choose from a 12” X 12” or a 24” x 24”  board.  You will pay Cathy directly for this class.  It will be $15 for a small board and $35 for a large board.  Cathy has been teaching this class for years and she has come across some great improvements which will make your “Barn Boards” last forever.  Cathy will supply the patterns, all of the tape and paint that you will need.  If you want some ideas check out her Pinterest Site and look on her  "Barn Board” Board.

Cathie will be happy to help you to design your board or make templates. Send her an email with your ideas and she will contact you.  

In order to have enough stock on hand please order your boards 

with Cathy by August 30th.

cmsyoung@hickorytech.net

 

Robyn Wright

Project 3. Tunics and Leggings

Monday, Sept 18th

Robyn Wright 

 

         

Tunics and Leggings

We are doing something new this retreat! Robyn Wright will be demonstrating how to make leggings and T-Shirts.  Robyn tells us that these are quick projects that you will love.  We have posted information for finding patterns and fabrics below. 

*Robyn has some black fabric for leggings.  If you want to purchase it from her contact her by email before the retreat at:  robynw@premieronline.net 

Please contact Robyn before August 30, 2017 to order fabric.                                If you have a serger please bring it with you.

For Adult patterns websites

www.patternsforpirates.com , free leggings, pencil skirt from Facebook group pinned post.

www.madeformermaids.com , free children's leggings

www.5outof4.com , free Ninja leggings, my favorite

www.lovenotions.com , free Laundry Day Tee shirt, adult and children

 

Children patterns

www.stripedswallowdesigns.com , free children's joggers infant to 14y

www.duckbuttdesigns.com , free knit pants for kids, infant to 12y

www.laelajeynepatterns.com , Free legging pattern

 www.so-sew-easy.com/free-sewing-patterns/  lots of free patterns

Fabric:

www.sosewenglish.com , my favorite, but shipping is often 2 weeks. Fabulous fabrics, though!

www.spandexworld.com , haven't ordered from here, but heard good things.

www.lafinchfabrics.com , fast service, not as pretty a selection as So Sew English. 

www.fabric.com

www.fabricmart.com

There are a bunch of closed group fabric 

Types of knits:

http://www.patternsforpirates.com/knit-types/ this is a blog post with a ton of info about sewing knits, types of knits and uses. Very helpful information!

http://www.patternsforpirates.com/knit-types/ this is a blogpost with a ton of info about knits, types, weights, uses, etc. all the pink links take you to more information! 

 

Each of the websites have instructions regarding download and printing. Be sure you are set to Actual Size or 100%. Double check the 1" square before printing the whole thing. Wastes a lot of paper printing it in the wrong scale. Also, I never print the instruction pages. If you look at the file in a tiled format, you can see which pages you need for the pattern pieces.  I follow directions from the open file on my iPad. I download, save, print, and read from Dropbox. 


 

Tuesday, September 19th

9 am

Billie Hanson

Project 5 - White Noise

This bag is all about embellishments.  Bring what you have for embellishments. Billie will have some with her as well. 

Click on the image for the pattern

 

 

 


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Food Glorious Food!

Meal Schedule
Sept 14th, Thursday - Brunch 10:00 am - Dinner 5:00 pm 

Sept 15th, Friday - Brunch 10:00 am - Dinner 5:00pm
Sept 16th , Saturday - Brunch 10:00 am - Dinner 5:00 pm
Sept 17th, 
Sunday: - Brunch 10:00 pm - Dinner 5:00 pm
Sept 18th, Monday - Brunch 10:00 am - Dinner 5:00 pm

Sept 19th, Tuesday - Brunch 10:00 am - Dinner 5:00

SeptMarch 20th, Wednesday - Brunch 10:00 



The Beauty Fairies Will Be Here Once More!

Mindy Schuette & Anita Thorn

 

Don't forget to fill out your information on the registration form for the Fairies.  You don't want to miss out.  They book quickly!

 


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