Alaska Retreat

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Welcome to Alaska Retreat

Escape to the serene beauty of Alaska--in a quilt design by Edyta Sitar!  Join Joyce Holley as she teaches you the technique of perfect points and color placement in this wonderful retreat.

You will join with your fellow retreaters in the classroom at Cactus Quilt Shop where you will sew, laugh, eat and just have fun!!  You can expect to learn precision piecing methods using the Studio 180 Wedge Star Tool.  You will also have a private shopping day on Monday the 5th--the shop will not be open to the public that day.  You will also enjoy a 15% discount on any purchases made during the retreat!

Joyce will also be teaching you all about color placement as you construct this quilt.  You will bring your own fabrics (15% off at Cactus on any fabrics purchased) for this retreat so you can make your own unique colorway.  Joyce strongly recommends pre-cutting the strips before the retreat so you can focus on actually constructing the units during our time together.  Pre-cutting instructions will be sent out after registration.

The pattern has been "Tuckerized" which means that it has been adapted for use with the Studio 180 tools.  The pattern will be provided at the retreat.  You will need the Wedge Star Tool in order to complete the class (this tool is not included in your retreat fee but you can purchase it through Cactus Quilt Shop with a 15% discount after registration).  It also uses the Tucker Trimmer III.  However, we will have a few of this tool available to share if you do not wish to purchase it.

Your retreat fee includes Breakfast and Lunch all three days as well as snacks and drinks.  We will host dinner on Monday and Tuesday evenings as a group.  Your retreat instructor is Joyce Holley, a Studio 180 Certified Instructor.  Joyce has a wonderful teaching method that will build your confidence in tackling this project.

You will need a sewing machine.  If your machine is too big to travel, please contact the shop.  We have small machines available for rent for the retreat.  Please email to let us know you need one.  Rental is normally $25 per day but will be reduced to $50 total for the retreat--that's one day free rental.

Travel and Accommodations are not included in your retreat fee.  If you are traveling to Tucson, the Tucson International Airport is the closest airport to Cactus Quilt Shop.  The airport is located approximately 30 minutes south of the shop.  Lyft and Uber and Taxis are available.  A rental car is not required if you choose to stay at Hampton Inn-Tucson Mall which is within a 5 minute walk of the shop.

Tucson in February is a wonderful escape from the winter and one of the best times to visit Tucson.  Highs will hover around 70 degrees.  Tucson is a dark skies city so it can be very dark with beautiful night skies.  We recommend using your phone flashlight app or other light for walking back to the hotel in the evening.  

If you choose the Down Payment option today, your card on file will be charged $200.  The remaining balance of $149 plus taxes will be charged on January 22, 2024 automatically to the card on file.

Cancellation policy:   You may cancel your reservation until January 22, 2024.  Your refund will be less $25 processing fee.  Cancellations must be sent by email to have a dated record of your request.  Thank you for your understanding.  Please email starryskyquiltshop@gmail.com for cancellations.

Date & Time
Monday February 05, 2024
Start - 9:00 AM (America/Phoenix)
Wednesday February 07, 2024
End - 3:00 PM (America/Phoenix)

Cactus Quilt Shop

6032 N Oracle Rd
Tucson AZ 85704
United States
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