Friends Spring Retreat 2016

 March 4 -6 (Early Bird 3rd)

“Friendships are sewn... one stitch at a time.

Hosted by The Creative Stitch Quilting Studios &
Engine House Quilt Shop

GENEVA CENTER Camp and Conference Center is located at:
5282 N. Old US 31 Rochester, IN 46975

Copy completed registration for your records March 2016

Come have a wonderful time meeting new quilting friends and enjoying a weekend of quilting.
Again this Retreat we are offering an early bird registration. You can check in at 12:00 noon on Thursday and get a head start on your weekend.
Meals provided by the Retreat Center begin with Friday Brunch at 10:00 —so you will be on your own for meals till then. Bring along your projects for a fun weekend away from the phones and busyness of life for a weekend to Quilt, Eat, Sleep, Repeat!
If you can’t come as an early bird, the doors to Geneva Center will open at 8:30 AM on Friday and we will be able to sew until Sunday 3:00 PM.
Please plan on joining us for a wonderful fun filled weekend.

Special This Year
We will be having Quality Sharpening at our Retreat this year.
All day on Saturday, March 5th Quality Sharpening will be set up in our retreat center. This means for a very reasonable price you will be able to sharpen those scissors, knives, food choppers, paper cutters, or anything that cuts. Quality Sharpening is very knowledgeable and can answer any of your cutting needs.


We will be having a few demos this year that you might be interested in:

Donna Peyerk will be doing a demo on Lucy Boston English Paperpiecing
Carol Yoder will be doing a demo on Kalido Ruler.
Diane Martin will be doing a demo on a little pouch.
Linda will be organizing our First Block Challenge:

Split 9-patch Block Trade     2016 

  You are invited to join us for a block trade at the 

March Retreat at the Geneva Center.  Like the Log 

Cabin block, the Split Nine Patch block has a strong 

diagonal line created by value.  It is the diagonal line 

that allows for many setting possibilities.   

For the overall pattern to be seen across the surface of this quilt, the values in 

the blocks must be consistent.  The lights must be within the same value range 

and lighter than any of the medium to dark fabrics. When making this quilt, all 

fabrics to be used should be sorted into a group of lights and a group of 

medium to darks.  If a fabric doesn’t seem to fit into either group, I wouldn’t use 

  1.  Some Guide Lines: 

We will trade in sets of 8.  You can trade as many sets as you wish. (each set is 


2.  Please use 100% cotton fabric of quilt store quality 

3. Colorway – theme is Fall colors.  

The lights should be cream/beige/off white, 

and the dark/med could be any fall color – gold, brown, greens, rust, reds, etc.  

Small prints, tone on tone  will work best for this pattern. 

4. Blocks will measure 9 ½” to finish at 9”.  

For each block you will need 4- 3 ½” 

dark squares, 3- 3 ½” light squares, and 2- 3 ½”  half square triangles. 

5.  To make 8 blocks:

 cut  3-3 ½” strips of dark,  3- 3 ½ “ strips of light.  Cut 24 3 

½”  squares of each dark and light strips.  Cut 1 strip each light and dark 3 7/8” 

for the half square triangles. Cut into 3 7/8” squares then make your triangles 

using the traditional method.  You can use whatever method you are 

comfortable with for making the half square triangles.  Just make sure they are 

3 ½” unfinished. This yardage will yield 8 blocks.  Arrange the squares and half 

square triangles as per the picture on the web site in the Retreat area.   

I will have some layouts available for ideas on finishing the blocks into a quilt.  

Your goal is to have something made of these blocks 
(you can add more or take
away blocks) at the Fall Retreat.   

There may be prizes!!!!



Double: $165.00 Single $210.00

Double:$205 Single:$280.
If you register for a double but stay as a single you will be charged the single rate.

Day Campers
Are welcome after we meet our overnight minimum.
Cost $35 per day (includes 4 meals).
Cost$20 for Thursday (no meals)

Basic sewing supplies: Pins, scissors, thread, Rotary cutter, mat and ruler. Sewing Machine with extra needles, extension cord, projects to work on. Show and Tell. Ironing boards and irons are provided. Bedding and towels provided. Snacks to share are most welcome! Clothes: very casual Your favorite music “WITH Ear Buds”

No tables will be saved by our committee.
You can save table spots for your friends.


The Geneva Center in Rochester, Indiana. Located in the rolling hills of Northern Indiana. Sleeping accommodations are two in a room with either a private bath or shared bath. The facilities are completely handicap accessible. Sewing will be done in the large room in the conference center, same building where we will be sleeping and taking our meals. Geneva Center has an elevator and a large shared refrigerator.


State:_______________ Zp:_________
Roommate _______________________
In Case of Emergency, please notify:
Handicapped room: Y___ N___ 
Reg Double $165___ Reg Single $210___
Early Bird: Double $205___
Early Bird: Single $280___
Day Campers: $35per day (4 meals)___
Thursday Day Campers: $20 (no meals)___

$50 Deposit required to hold your spot!

Cash or Check Only.
No money taken at the door.
Payment deadline February 29th.
~Checks Payable to Athena Roe~ Total Enclosed:$______________

Mail Registration: Athena Roe 2610 E Maple Dr. Bluffton, IN 46714 260-273-2991

For more information or questions:
Call Athena Roe 260-273-2991
Creative Stitch Quilting Studio 260-982-1080
Engine House Quilt Shop  260-589-3060