Farm Fest Retreat



 Save the Date!

22nd Annual Farm Fest Quilting Retreat

July 19th & 20th , 2019

We are continuing with the new Farm Fest format this year. We will again have a single selection for this year’s event. Joining us this year is a very familiar face to many of you and a great friend of the Quilter’s General Store. We are thrilled that Jill Shaulis of Yellow Creek Designs has agreed to teach one of her brand new quilt designs. Jill be teaching an 8 hour class on Friday July 19. The pattern is “Harriet’s Pioneer Braid”, which will be included in the Farm Fest fee. The quilt is 44” x 62”. The Saturday session will be an open sew where you can continue working on “Harriet’s Pioneer Braid” or any other project of your choice.


Jill grew up in Pearl City, Illinois, and has operated a quilt and gift shop there in a historic turn-of-the-century bank building since 1992. The shop has been featured in Better Homes & Gardens Quilt Sampler magazine and Jill’s patterns highlighted in several Primitive Quilts & Projects magazines. Jill is a nationally known speaker, teacher, and quilting enthusiast. Her love of civil war reproductions is reflected in all her work! She is dedicated to the quilting community and helps Quilters, and even Shop Owners, meet their creative goals!

More about Farm Fest: The event will be held again this year at Alpine Lutheran Church, 5001 Forest View Avenue, Rockford, IL. Attendance is limited to 40 participants.

Starting April 26, we are  taking signups from Quilters who participated in the 2018 Farm Fest event (sorry but we are giving first chance to returning Quilters). Space is limited. So if you are a “Repeat Farm Fester” and want to attend again this year,
call the Shop now, before Saturday May 4, to reserve your place.

Open registration will then start Monday May 6; sorry we cannot take any new signups until that time.

Total cost of the 2 day event is $140, which includes the workshop, Jill’s new pattern, 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, & “Harriet’s Pioneer Braid” class supply list with registration deposit. Final payment is due June 28, 2019.

Remember…you get a 15% discount at Quilter’s General Store on all class-related purchases as well as any purchases the 2 days of Farm Fest! And we are always happy to help you in selecting fabrics for your class! The Shop sample is made scrappy, so stop in to see it! Kits are available for our scrappy version, or build your own from your stash, or we can create a Kit to meet your needs.


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