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Intro to Collage Quilting Retreat at Cate’s Sew Modern

February 15 - February 17

Spend a cold, winter weekend making a beautiful, warm quilt at Cate’s Sew Modern in Guilford from Friday, February 15th – Sunday, February 17th.

Friday, February 15th from 6 to 8pm: Trunk Show
Saturday, February 16th, 10am to 4pm: Workshop
Saturday, February 16th, 4 to 6pm: Open Sew
Sunday, February 17th, 10am to 3pm: Workshop

Instructor: Christina Blais
Ages: 16+
Fee: $195 + materials
Prerequisite: Basic quilting skills. If you know how to operate a sewing machine and have sewn a basic quilt before, you’re ready to take this workshop.

Class Description:

In this class students will make a still life using raw edge applique. Opportunity awaits as you collage a wall, table, vase, and flowers! Emphasis will be placed on transitioning values, composition, and construction. Students will choose quilt size, colors and style of their own creation.

In this retreat-style class, on Friday evening there will be a short trunk show, presentation on collage, and students will see variations of similar quilts to help them decide on their own project. During Saturday and Sunday, there will be ample to time to explore, experiment and quilt. In this project some quilting is done before the entire piece is finished. Students may decide to quilt during retreat time, or to quilt at home.

Space is limited.

Christina’s Autobiography:

I make quilts, but mine are probably unlike anything your grandmother ever made (unless you had one very hip grandmother).

In my work, no subject matter is off-limits, nor any construction method. Up until now, my quilts have reflected the physical, social, spiritual, and historical worlds as I perceive them, in all their beauty, complexity, simplicity and emotion. And dogs. Several of my works have been of my dog, Dutch; I believe Dutch should earn his keep, and he enjoys being my model.

My work has been displayed in such places as my very own living room, Grand Central Terminal and the International Quilt Festival. I post the whereabouts of my quilts on my Facebook page (

In addition to making quilts, I am a wife, mother, dog walker, and recently have taken up the sport of curling. I am a member, and past CT state representative to the international art quilt organization Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA).

Cost: $195


February 15
February 17
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Cate’s Sew Modern
50 York St
Guilford, CT 06437 United States
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