Farm Fest Retreat

21st Annual Farm Fest Quilting Retreat

July 20th & 21st, 2018

We are very excited about changing up the Farm Fest format this year! We will be having a single selection for this year’s event. We are thrilled to have well known designer Doug Leko from Antler Quilt Design from Minnesota. Doug will be teaching an 8 hour class on Friday July 20. The pattern is “French Twist” from his new book “Stashtastic”, which will be included if the Farm Fest fee. The quilt is 68” x 85”. The Saturday session will be an open sew where you can continue working on “French Twist” or any other project of your choice.

Here is our Shop Sample

We have samples in other colorways too: red, green, & scrappy.
Kits are available!


A little bit about Doug:

He founded Antler Quilt Design in 2008 when he was just 14 years old. He started quilting at the age of 6 and working in his Mother’s quilt shop over the years has helped him develop his skills and refine his art. Doug takes a distinctive approach to his quilting designs. He enjoys incorporating secondary design elements into his quilt pattern, and is absolutely passionate about color.


Doug has released over 60 individual patterns as well as several books. Many of you may be familiar with his work associated with the Holly Taylor fabric lines out at Holiday time the last couple of years.




More about Farm Fest:

The event will be held again this year at Alpine Lutheran Church, 5001 Forest View Avenue, Rockford, IL. Enrollment is open now; attendance is limited to 40 participants. Total cost of the 2 day event is $140, which includes the workshop, Doug’s Book “Stashtastic”, 3 meals (Friday lunch & dinner plus Saturday lunch), and snacks all day! A deposit of $70 is required at registration. Come in or call the Shop to register for Farm Fest. No mailing will be done this year; you will receive schedule, map, & “French Twist” class supply list with registration deposit. Final payment is due June 30, 2018.