Happy New Year everyone!

2019 is going to be an amazing year!! I’m looking forward to spending time with all of you, cultivating your creative pursuits.

Bow Bench Retreat has a new website – the new website is going to help me stay organized  and it is much easier to navigate for you. Please take some time to take a look.

Everyone will now be required to register and pay for classes and sew days online – click the link provided in the class description. You can also order your supplies and pattern for that class at the same time. You will find it is a very simple process, not a lot  different from ordering from Amazon or your favorite online quilt shop. If you need help registering for any classes, see our frequently asked questions or send me a message anytime!

I will be offering several Block of the Month Programs this year, including a Block of the Month pattern designed by Judy Niemeyer, Candy Coated Snowflake.

Stay tuned for more details on this Block of the Month, the patterns are scheduled for release early summer. The other Block of the Month classes are on the website. I will continue to offer Wednesday Sew Days, a monthly 12 Hour Creating on the Bow Days, as well as many other classes and workshops.

All the class and event details are on my website.

In December I had the honor of spending some time in Kentucky, training with MJ Kinman, Textile Artist. I am now officially a Gem Affiliate and can’t wait to start teaching the Birthstone Series. MJ’s technique isn’t your typical foundation paper piecing. Freezer paper templates are ironed to the right side of your fabric and can be easily removed after piecing. And the best of all, these patterns don’t require absolute precision. So you can relax and enjoy every aspect of making your gem. There are 12 individual patterns representing traditional birthstones, each 17” block is created with easy freezer paper piecing. They can create a gorgeous art quilt, baby quilt, or Mother’s Day quilt featuring family birthstones. Learn more about our monthly birthstone classes.

I am also honored to host MJ Kinman in February. We are having a Trunk Show on February 13 and a Bite Sized Gem Class on February 14.  Don’t miss the opportunity to meet this internationally renowned Artist, she is an inspiring, amazing woman who loves to share her art.

I am also honored to host MJ Kinman in February. We are having a Trunk Show on February 13 and a Bite Sized Gem Class on February 14.  Don’t miss the opportunity to meet this internationally renowned Artist, she is an inspiring, amazing woman who loves to share her art.

In October, I also spent a week in Kalispell with Judy Niemeyer to re-certify as a Quiltworx Instructor. We made the latest Technique of the Month (Dinner Plate Dahlia) – an absolutely stunning quilt!!

The patterns have just been published so stay tuned for upcoming classes. There are so many exciting things happening this year with Quiltworx as well. I am offering a variety of paper pieced workshops throughout the year.

I have so many plans for 2019! I hope you will all take some time for yourselves this year and nourish your creative side, spend some time relaxing, learning and reconnecting. Bow Bench Retreat is the perfect location for that. My aim is to provide an environment for your creativity to flourish, a place for you to escape the everyday and spoil yourself. During our training workshop MJ Kinman pointed out that just like gemstones, we are all unique and divine and should treat ourselves as such!!

See you soon!!

Bow Bench Retreat is a sewing and crafting studio located south of Carseland, Alberta.

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Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, registration for all events is currently paused until further notice.

See the latest update: Summer 2020 Update.

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