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Kathy Hill
Amarillo, Texas
March 16, 2023

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Judy K.
Leabu Sewing Center, Ann Arbor, MI
November 18, 2017

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BobKat’s Quiltworx Retreat in Shipshewana, Indiana – Carnival Flower and More!

April 25, 2023 - April 29, 2023

$175.00 – $675.00

Join me from April 25 – 29 at The Farmstead Inn in Shipshewana, Indiana for five days of Quiltworx sewing!   

We’re featuring Carnival Flower,  the newest technique of the month! You also have the option of working on other Quiltworx patterns.   We will open for set up Tuesday (exact time TBD).  Our Welcome and first instructional session will begin on Tuesday afternoon.    The sewing room will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m Wed through Friday.  On Saturday,  the Sewing room will be opened from 8 a.m. through 4 p.m.  We’ll have focused instruction  between 9:30 a.m. through 4:30.p.m.  Wed – Friday, You may have noticed we’re also offering the Carnival Flower as a Zoom class, beginning January 21.  If you register for the Carnival Flower  at the retreat  — you will also have access to the Zoom Course that begins in January.  All Carnival Flower registrants will have access to the recorded Zoom classes after the retreat concludes.

Would you rather work on another Quiltworx pattern?  Let me know and I’ll  be happy to help you obtain the pattern of your choice at a 15% discount or you can bring your own. I will also offer Zoom support as needed to ensure you can complete your project.   No UFO’s on my watch! Either way you’ll have my support long after our live retreat concludes… until you complete your quilt top.

Your Registration Fee includes:

  • Daily instructional sessions
  • 1-on-1 personal assistance as time permits
  • Access to the Sewing Room before and after formal class time
  • Zoom and email  follow up with me as needed after the retreat to complete your quit top
  • And a few fun extras!

Please note: Lodging and meals are not included in the registration fee.

Let’s have fun sewing together!

Deposit, Registration, and Payment Options

  • Reserve your spot with a $125 deposit, refundable until January 15, 2023 (less processing fees).
  • Your full registration is due by January 20, 2023 to participate in the live Carnival Flower Zoom classes as well hold your spot for the retreat.
  • Due to changes in costs — the pricing will change effective 1/1/2023.    Effective 1/1/2023 –the prices will be $550 (retreat only), $650 (retreat with Carnival Flower Wall Pattern) and $670 (retreat with Carnival Flower Queen pattern).  Deposits paid prior to 1/1/2023 will be honored at the price in effect the day the deposit is made.

Reserve your Room at the Farmstead Inn

We have held a small block of discounted  rooms available for retreat participants.  Please make your reservations by contacting The Farmstead Inn at 260-768-4595 — tell them you are part of the BobKat Quilts Retreat.  Don’t wait too long!  Springtime in Shipshewana is prime retreat time and the Farmstead Inn could be filled to capacity!


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April 25, 2023
April 29, 2023
$175.00 – $675.00
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BobKat Quilts


Farmstead Inn, Shipshewana, IN
370 S Van Buren St
Shipshewana, IN 46565 United States
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Patience for Poinsettias

Kathy was extremely patient with the class sponsored by our guild since so many of us were first time paper-piecers. She did a great job of going through all the steps so no one was lost. I signed up for

Kimberly Heller-Neal
Lighthouse Guild Racine, WI
January 29, 2021

I Loved the Retreat!

I joined Kathy at her BobKat Quilts Shipshewana Retreat where I worked on my 1st Quiltworx Quilt Carnival Flower. I loved the retreat and Kathy’s world of knowledge! If you get a chance,  join Kathy at one of her future

Daphney C
April 29, 2023

I took Kathy’s online class – She was AMAZING!

I took her online class and she was amazing!  Everything I needed was listed in the preclass materials. Getting a front row seat (via Zoom) was great as was the ability to ask questions as we went

Karen Giblin Montagna
January 9, 2022

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