2017 Holly Girls Quilt Retreats with Sue Nickels & Pat Holly

1st week:  Sept. 5-10 CLOSED
2nd week: Sept 12-17 FULL
3rd week: Sept 19-24 FULL
4th week: Sept. 26-Oct.1 FULL

The 4th annual Holly Girls Quilt Retreats! The retreats will be held at the lovely 100 year old White Birch Lodge. Nestled in the woods along the shores of Elk Lake, you will be right in the heart of Northern Michigan's resort area. The town of Elk Rapids is a charming small town with nice restaurants and shopping.

Arrive on Tuesday and attend the “Opening Ceremony” (introductions).
Classes on Wednesday through Saturday 
Depart on Sunday morning.

This year's topic: Trees and Baskets and Blooms, Oh My!

Explore these wonderful quilting themes in a variety of options. Trees have always been a popular choice for quilters. Try traditional pieced blocks or original trees in applique. Tree of life is also a great choice! Baskets are another favorite of quilters over the years and can be explored in either pieced concepts or applique. Adding blooms can make a great addition to your project. Consider the many option here- from traditional to art to modern! Pat and Sue will have lots of ideas and techniques to teach, from piecing, to applique in a full size quilt, wall quilt or even a miniature. Experiment with new fabric options, such as silk or wool. Try some creative embellishments ideas- both hand and machine!

As always, Sue will share machine quilting concepts for those interested- the newest and most current quilting ideas. Pat will share her expertise in all things precision! We are very excited about 2017 and hope you can attend! 

We know many of you come for a relaxing time with no pressure, so feel free to make this work for you. There will be lessons that last one to two hours in the mornings and some afternoons. Day One will be getting started; Day Two, applique, piecing and quilting basics and Day Three and Four, work on your own with guidance from Pat and Sue. 

Supply List: Click here to view the supply list.

What else to bring:  Dress is casual. It may be chilly so bring a sweater. A flashlight helps at night. Bring a quilt for show and tell Wednesday night.

Travel plans and accommodations: If you are flying, 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 email White Birch Lodge for your room reservations. If you cancel, let them know.
White Birch Lodge
571 Meguzee Point Rd.
Elk Rapids, MI 49629

Price:  $500.00. Fee includes four days of class, coffee, tea, pastries every morning and pizza Wednesday evening before Show and Tell (This price does not include lodging). All retreat participants stay at White Birch Lodge- there are several choices of accomodations at the lodge and they will help you find the best for you. This is a partnership with White Birch Lodge and we feel part of attending a retreat is staying at the lodge together. If you feel you must stay elsewhere, there will be an off campus fee- contact us to discuss this. We are on our own for all other meals. Refrigerator and microwave is available for lunch items and snacks. If you are without a car, we will get you to the stores and restaurants.

A deposit of $150.00 is due when registering and $75.00 of the deposit is refundable until June 1. Payment in full is due by July 4th. Make checks payable to Hollygirls Quilting. If you need to cancel, please remember to cancel your reservation at White Birch Lodge.

Registration opens October 15th, 2016 for the 2017 retreats. You can register online here using a credit card or by mail with a check. Please make checks payable to Holly Girls Quilting.

Please note- Sewing machines will be available for those who are flying and can't bring their own machine. Please reserve your sewing machine with us when registering- we must know this ahead of time. 

Holly Girls Quilt Retreats
1852 Briar Ridge Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Website: www.Sue-Nickels.com