For me, attending a quilting class or workshop is as much about the location as it is about the quality of the quilting instruction – it has to have both. Over the years, I have amassed a wish list of quilting classes, quilting workshops, quilting retreats and quilting holidays that combine both great instruction and inspiring destinations.
It’s important with any craft to continue to hone your skills. Whether its blogging, photography or quilting, I like to try classes that offer a different perspective. Not long ago, I took one of the quilting classes offered by Empty Spools Seminars at the Asilomar Conference Center situated on the beautiful ocean coast in Pacific Grove, California.
I enjoy taking quilting classes and learning new techniques. Not long ago, I had the opportunity to learn paper piecing in one of the Judy Niemeyer classes at the Quiltworx retreat center on Flathead Lake, Montana, near Kalispell. It was a relaxing week with lots of instruction, lots of food and lots of sewing.
One of my goals for this year has been to take quilting classes from some of the best instructors in the industry so that I could learn from various experienced quilt artists and get exposed to diverse teaching styles and techniques. I was thrilled to discover Crafty Retreats in central France and a class with Sheena Norquay, one of the UK’s top free motion quilting instructors. What I did not expect was the absolutely perfect holiday guest experience. Continue reading “A Perfect Holiday Escape with Crafty Retreats in Central France”