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Join Us March 3rd - 9th, 2016 

For the Quilter's Get-A-Way

Harry Potter Retreat!



Your Invitation

Registration Form for Okoboji Retreat, 3/3 - 3/9

Please Note - The Registration Forms that were sent out have the wrong  address for the payment to be sent  and prices for massages. The correct prices are listed on the Registration Form above. 

Medical Release Form

Check List

You Are Invited!



For the past 35 years quilters have trekked to the Lake Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp to join in a week of quilting fun. It's time to think about returning once again.  We always welcome new quilters to our retreat as well.  This year's theme is Harry Potter.  You can find the invitation link above.

TQM Products offers three choices for our retreats. The first package is Thursday through Sunday, which is the "Weekend Retreat".  This retreat offers an opportunity to finish up projects.  The Quilted Forest will also offer ideas for projects.  The Sunday through Wednesday retreat is the "Class Retreat".  This retreat offers class options each day.  Last but not least we have a hearty group of quilters who arrive at retreat on Thursday and stay until the following Wednesday which we call the "Weekend & Class Retreat".  

The classes offered throughout the retreat are optional.  If you are planning a taking a class please remember to enter that information in the Registration Form. If you prefer to sew on your own projects you are more than welcome to do that.

If you are planning to arrive on Thursday, March 3rd, you can come any time after 8 am.  You will need to provide your own meals on Thursday. 

We offer a brunch/dinner menu each day at retreat.  The meals will begin with Friday morning brunch and end with Wednesday morning brunch.  Note: We are serving dinner on Sunday this year.  No need to go out in the cold for sustenance.  Those arriving on Sunday please note the 5 pm dinner time.

The patterns for all of our classes are downloadable using the link for the website below.   You will find all of the information you need there, including fabric requirements, cutting instructions, etc.    

The deadline for registering is January 25, 2016. It is important you honor this deadline.  We will take 75 quilters for each retreat and no more.  Our retreats do fill quickly.  Even if you have been coming for years we still need you need to send in the Registration Form.  You can do this through email or by snail mail. If you know you want to attend this spring I suggest that you get your information in quickly.

Hope to see you there!


Susan Brown 



Shelley Robson, the owner of the The Quilted Forest,           and D'Ann, her faithful sidekick, will be on site once again with some wizardry you won't want to miss. Their Cauldrons are full and they can't wait to share them with you!



‚ÄčMonday, March 7th Classes


Teacher: Cathy Young

Class Date: Monday March 7th

Download Project:  Basketry

74" x 84"

There is an error in this pattern, all of the cut strips should measure 21"

The picture does not do justice to this quilt.  Cathy always brings us stunning projects. 


Sewing Date Traveler

Teacher: Billie Hansen

The caddy, the only thing different is that Billie used was Soft and Stable for the main part of the caddy

Pattern Download: Sewing Date Traveler

12" x 9 1/2" x 6 1/2"

 Tuesday, March 8th Classes

Flowers In My Window

Teacher: Billie Hansen




Pattern Download: Flowers in My Window

Directions for 3 sizes

This could be scrappy or a three color quilt. You could use pre-cuts  or do strip piecing.  It requires a bit of time but is pretty.


  Cherry Dot

Teacher: Cathy Young

Class Date Tuesday, March 8

If you want to make the quilt larger contact Cathy Young at cmsyoung@hickorytech.net 

Pattern Download: Cherry Dot


The Okjoboji Bible Camp Chef Kevin will be preparing "Muggle Food"

for our retreat guests so you won't have any worries.  


Meal Schedule
March 4, Friday - Brunch 10:00 am - Dinner 5:00 pm
March 5, Saturday - Brunch 10:00 am - Dinner 5:00 pm
March 6, Sunday: - Brunch 10:00 pm - Dinner 5:00 pm
March 7, Monday - Brunch 10:00 am - Dinner 5:00 pm
March 8, Tuesday - Brunch 10:00 am - Dinner 5:00 pm
March 9, Wednesday - Brunch 10:00 am Dinner 5:00 pm



Our Beauty Fairies Will Return! 

Mindy and Anita are at your beck and call.  You can sign up for their services on the Registration Form.






2015 Retreat Is Over, but we had sooo much fun!

Super Heroes Retreat 2015

Pictures from Okoboji 2015