I can't believe we're less than a month away from our Quilter's Color Weekend, hosted by A Gathering of Stitches and featuring Amy Butler and myself. I'm so looking forward to meeting our participants, relaxing along the coast in Maine, and soaking up lots of creativity that weekend. Registration for our event ends tonight, and we still have a few spots available. We would love to have you join us! Here's a little more information about the retreat:
The retreat takes place at Point Lookout in Northport, Maine, which is about two hours by car from Portland. The coastal resort features modern cabins where we will stay and create all weekend long. On Thursday night we'll have a great dinner to get to know each other before gathering on Friday to take part in Amy's Color Story class. I had the opportunity to take this workshop with her when we both taught at the Makerie a few years ago, and it truly is an experience that I'll never forget. As you probably know, Amy's sense of color is so amazing, and she shares her technique of developing color palettes with you so that you are able to easily create your own, using all types of ephemera and color inspiration.
On Saturday morning, we'll visit a local fabric store where we will be able to pick up any last minute additions to our list of supplies. Then, I'll spend the day teaching a variety of improvisational patchwork techniques, including improv pineapple blocks and half log cabin blocks, and more. We'll play with scale and composition, and it will be a great opportunity bring the color stories that you created with Amy to life.
Space is limited, because we want to make sure that our workshop is not too large so we have a chance to really get to know each other, and so Amy and I can provide as much one on one instruction to you as possible. For more information on the retreat, please visit http://agatheringofstitches.com/retreats/-a-quilters-color-weekend-with-amy-butler-and-heather-jones