|Great Black Hills Quilt Escape|
20th Anniversary Celebration for
THE GREAT BLACK HILLS QUILT ESCAPE!
1996 ~ 2015
We are Planning a Grand Time for Four Days in September!!
SEPTEMBER 13TH ~ 16TH, 2015
What would a CELEBRATION be without
QUILTING, FRIENDS, CLASSES, MEMORIES, FOOD AND FUN?
We will be having all that and so much more!!
The symbol for a 20th Anniversary is
We have chosen China, in the form of tea cups and included a
For Sunday, the 13th.
Get your Fancy Hat Out and Dust It Off....
we will Be Doing Tea and Crumpets and
several other Treats for a
Sunday Afternoon of Fun and Memories!
HOW ABOUT YOUR VERY OWN...
JOIN IN THE FUN WHILE YOU ARE AT ESCAPE WITH THIS NEW
EVENT... YOU CAN SHOWER YOUR
SECRET SEWING SISTER WITH SPECIAL
GOODIES WITH A REVEAL ON WEDNESDAY AT LUNCH.
WITH 20 YEARS OF ‘ESCAPING’ WE FELT THAT WE
NEEDED TO SECURE A WONDERFUL
QUILTING LINEUP FOR OUR TEACHING FACULTY...
WE ARE SURE YOU WILL AGREE!!
CLASSES AND MORE DETAILS WILL BE POSTED IN APRIL...UNTIL THEN...
BETTY AND VALERIE
2015 QUILT INSTRUCTORS
We are Thrilled to Welcome Nancy Prince from Orlando, Florida as our special Feature Teacher for the 2015 Quilt Escape. As we celebrate our 20th year of Quilting, Friendships, Fun and Sharing, we searched for an instructor that represented the outstanding commitment of our Quilters in their yearly gathering to the Black Hills of South Dakota. Nancy is most certainly a star in her field... Nancy was awarded the Ultimate Grand Prize at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX in October 2014. This accomplishment is awe inspiring and achieved by few. She will share with us her love of Quilting and Thread Art Work as she spends time with her classes.
We encourage you to step outside your quilting box and learn from one of the industries most sought after quilt teacher and apply this art technique to a special project you may love or share for a very long time.
Welcome, Nancy Prince!!
Nancy Prince, an award winning quilt artist from Orlando, Florida, specializes in thread painting. Her anyone-can-do-it approach to thread painting is fun, easy and a new way for quilters to broaden their quilting experience. She has recently introduced thread sketching into her workshop offering
Nancy is the author of Simple Thread Painting and Thread Painting with Style both published by the American Quilter’s Society, has taped episodes for Simply Quilts, Creative Living on PBS and The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims, has appeared in national magazines and has won numerous quilting awards. She has won first place in Large Pictorial at the AQS Quilt Show in Paducah, Outstanding Innovative Quilt at Road to California, an Honorable Mention at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, plus Best of Show at the NQA Quilt Show. Her quilts have won Best of Show, Viewer’s Choice, Artistic Merit, Best Machine Workmanship and Judge’s Recognition at recent shows and first place at Bernina University.
Nancy is totally addicted to thread painting and her enthusiasm in workshops can be contagious!!! Students comment on her commitment to one-on-one attention and her upbeat attitude. She travels the country teaching and lecturing to anyone who will listen in order to share the excitement and creativity thread painting brings to her quilting world. She excels in taking the mystic out of thread painting, making it easy for anyone to master.
In addition to her husband, Tom, she has three grown sons and eight adorable grandchildren – and oh, yes and three talented daughter-in-laws. She spends most of her time juggling her family, quilting and teaching her passion. This passion has enriched her life and keeps her centered and focused. http://www.nancyprince.com/Home_Page.html
In addition to Nancy, we are very pleased to welcome one of our areas best quilter and designer...
Hill City, SD.
JoAnn moved to the Black Hills from California in 1994. JoAnn’s talent with quilting and designing took flight in 2005. She has expanded her love of quilting by becoming a sales rep for APQS and HandiQuilter longarm quilting machines. She is an National Award Winning Quilting having displayed her quilts in many national and international quilt shows. JoAnn has appeared on the Fons and Porter television show demoing her use of computerized longarm quilt machines. JoAnn designs and sells computerized designs for a multitude of longarm quilt machines and you can find them on her website:
JoAnn’s recent venture into creating applique quilt patterns has given her great satisfaction and success. She is currently marketing them with Keepsake Catalog and Nancy’s Notions. Her love of teaching is evident in her students success! Welcome JoAnn to the Great Black Hills Quilt Escape teaching staff!
Quilt Escape Alumni
Rapid City, SD
Will be returning by popular demand! Tammy is one of the area’s best teachers and shares that knowledge freely with her students. From beginners to advanced students Tammy touches each and every student with her love of quilting and sharing tips, tricks and short-cuts to achieve a successful project!
Tammy Larson is the Manager of the fabric Department at The Sewing Center. She has worked for The Sewing Center for 18 years. Tammy started sewing in 4-H at the age of 8. She took her first quilting class when she was in college and was hooked. Over the last 22 years she has tried all kinds of piecing, applique, bobbin drawing, and machine quilting techniques. Teaching basic quilting and sewing classes is her favorite part of her job- there is nothing like seeing the light bulb come on and knowing they will continue to quilt and sew!!
Betty Dahlin and Valerie Begeman
Lead, SD and Rapid City, SD
Mother & Daughter ... Betty and Valerie will round out the teaching staff on Tuesday and Wednesday. Betty and Valerie have been quilting for over 35 years and have experienced many influences from various parts of the country. They are Always on the look-out for a new or different pattern or technique and assure that you will always have fun!!
Fabric City and The Sewing Center
Rapid City, SD
The is a second-generation family owned business. For over thirty years, our goal has been to make sewing enjoyable for you. We are committed to customer service and satisfaction. We want to help you - sewing, serger, and embroidery - to fit your needs. We also carry a complete line of , , , and to maximize your sewing experience.
With the addition of our fabric department, , in 2010, a phenomenal selection of quality quilting cottons, wools, battings, buttons, books patterns, and even more sewing notions completes your project requirements.
We are for Bernina, Janome, Brother, Nolting, and Artistic. Our technicians routinely attend training workshops to remain certified for repair and maintenance of machines, both old and new. You’ll receive a free estimate when you bring in your machine, and a six month guarantee on service work. An approximate 5 day turnaround is to be expected for , but one day appointments can be made.
Our enjoy sharing the knowledge of over 100 years of combined experience. are offered with most machine purchases. In addition, we offer a variety of technical, quilting, garment, and craft classes. Schedule for classes and descriptions.
Our thirty plus years in business would not be possible without you. We appreciate your business and remain dedicated to serving you. Thank you for your support
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