Gwen's 30th Annual Beaver Island Quilt Retreat will be held at the charming 100 year old White Birch Lodge. The Lodge is nestled in the woods right on the shores of Elk Lake, in the heart of the Northern Michigan resort area. Elk Rapids is a charming small town with good restaurants and fun shopping with nearby resort towns offering more of the same.
We will also celebrate the fact that our Retreat is going to continue under the brilliant
leadership of Sue Nickels and Pat Holly, two incredibly capable, sweet-spirited women who
have been staples at the Beaver Island Quilt Retreat since the beginning. This makes me very
happy! So, here's to you, and here's to many more wonderful years of gathering together,
helping each other, and making our quilts our own way!
Materials List: Sewing machine and basic sewing kit. Rotary cutter, mat and your favorite
quilter's rulers. A portable light to sew by if room lighting isn't sufficient.
Fabrics: Hmmmm, this theme seems a bit vague doesn't it. Think about what kind of quilt really
speaks to you, what has been the abiding interest of your quiltmaking efforts. Or, maybe think
of what you haven't done yet and try something new for yourself. Here are a few of the themes
from the past that might spark some ideas: 4 and 9 patch quilts, folk art appliqués, 4 block
appliqués, abstract quilts in solids, string quilts, liberated quilts, medallion quilts,
liberated medallion quilts, strippy quilts, old fashioned samplers, basket quilts, the Parts
Department, asmall studies, etc, etc, etc. Bring fabrics you like and you'l probably like
your quilt. And don't forget, there are fabric stores nearby.
What to bring: Dress is casual. Bring a sweater, a flashlight, and a quilt for Show and
Tell on Wednesday night.
Make your travel plans and room reservations: If you are flying in, the closest airport is Traverse City. Cab service to Elk Rapids can be pre-arranged by calling Cherry Capital Cab at 231-941-8294. Call or e-mail White Birch Lodge for your room reservations at the following address. If you cancel, let White Birch Lodge know too.
Price: $450. Fee includes 4 days of class, coffee, tea, pastries every morning, and
Pizza Wednesday evening before Show and Tell. We are on our own for other meals.
Refrigerator available for lunch items and snacks. If you are without a car, we
will get you to the stores and restaurants.
- Payment in full is due by July 4th. Make checks payable to Beaver Island Quilts.
- If you need to cancel, please remember to cancel your reservation with White Birch Lodge too.
___FULL__ First Week, September 4-7
___FULL__Second Week, September 11-14
___FULL__Third Week, September 18-21
___FULL__ Fourth Week, September 25-28
___FULL__Fifth Week, October 2-5
BIQR Shirts: No obligation to buy, but if you think you want one please circle size: M L XL XXL