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Paper Piecing with Violet Craft

New York Hudson River Valley

October 15-19, 2018

 
 
 
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Learn to Master

Paper Piecing

with violet craft

 

Join us for an intensive, exclusive, three-and-a-half-day retreat of focused instruction to learn paper piecing design from modern quilt master Violet Craft. This small group setting will allow you to learn and grow in your paper piecing, from design and sewing techniques to finishing.

Violet will teach you how to adapt a drawing for foundation piecing and then dig into the project and start sewing! You'll learn master-level techniques for foundation paper piecing and English paper piecing to best complement your design. Students can use one or both techniques in their finished project.

 
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Violet Craft

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Arrow Park Mansion

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SMALL class size

Arrow Park Mansion is the perfect place for an intimate, individual workshop experience with new friends.

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personal GROWTH

Learn to design and master two main paper piecing techniques — foundation and English.

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intense Focus

With three and half days of instruction and exploration, you'll be able to learn in-depth design concepts and techniques.

 
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About

Violet Craft 

Violet Craft is a pattern designer, licensed textile designer for Robert Kaufman Fabrics, momma, wife, friend and maker.

Born in the Old West, she pursued an education in business and finance. Her early career in software development brought her to the Pacific Northwest where started her family. Drawn to art, craft and make-ing, the birth of her first daughter compelled her to leave her corporate career and seek out her passion.

Her children's apparel line, Kung Fu Bambini, reached boutiques in 2004. Her first fabric collection debuted with Michael Miller Fabrics in Spring 2011 along with the first Violet Craft Sewing Patterns. The first Abstractions pattern, Forest Abstractions, released in 2014.  Violet now teaches sewing and design workshops, often influenced by her former career through Foundation Paper Piecing, English Paper Piecing, curved piecing and other techniques.

 
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Mon


3:00 - 6:00

Check-in

Find your room and settle in as your fellow attendees arrive.

6:00 - 7:00

Opening Meet-up

Join Violet Craft and fellow attendees for light hors d'oeuvres and a chance to meet and greet. 

After 7:00

Dinner is on your own

Order in or go out and explore the area.

Tue


8:00 - 9:00

Breakfast

9:00 - 12:30

Morning Session

12:30 - 1:30

Lunch

1:30 - 5:00

Afternoon Session

After 5:00

Dinner is on your own

Order in or explore.

 

 

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Wed


8:00 - 9:00

Breakfast

9:00 - 12:30

Morning Session

12:30 - 1:30

Lunch

1:30 - 5:00

Afternoon Session

After 5:00

Dinner is on your own

Order in or explore.

 

Thu


8:00 - 9:00

Breakfast

9:00 - 12:30

Morning Session

12:30 - 1:30

Lunch

1:30 - 5:00

Afternoon Session

After 5:00

Dinner is on your own

Order in or explore.

 

Fri


8:00 - 9:00

Breakfast

9:00 - 12:00

Morning Session

12:00 - 1:00

Check-out

Time to head home. Or, if you're a knitter, you may want to check out the Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool Festival starting on Saturday – it's just a short 90 minutes away.

 
 
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Registration

Your registration includes three and half days of instruction with Violet Craft, daily breakfast and lunch. Dinner and sewing machines are the responsibility of the participant.* Please visit our Refund and Cancellation Policy and FAQ for more details.

 

Types

Super Luxury – your own private luxury suite and bath with fireplace and lake view

Members

$1825  

Non-Members

$2300  

Luxury – a variety of options depending on luxury amentities

$1750 

$2250

Standard Room - these accommodations provide the essentials for a wonderful time

$1700

$2200

Standard Bungalow - a rustic cabin experience with a few additional amentities

$1700

$2200

Day Attendee - no lodging, lunch only

 

*We are actively seeking a sewing machine sponsor and will update attendees if they do not need to bring their own machine.

 
 
 
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Location

Arrow Park Mansion

Arrow Park is a truly unique venue in New York’s Hudson Valley Region. The Arrow Park Mansion is a place for inspiration, relaxation and respite. The century-old mansion offers spectacular lake views of Arrow Lake.

Arrow Lake offers a secluded, natural surrounding – sanded waterfront, rowboats, dock and recreational areas. For your enjoyment (and a little exercise) there are wooded nature trails throughout the property. The gardens welcome reading and contemplation, simple conversation or just enjoying the view. You are invited to explore and enjoy all of Arrow Park. 

Arrow Park Mansion is located near all the tri-state area has to offer. Near-by attractions include Storm King Arts Center, the Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool Festival, Hudson River Valley estates including Hyde Park, West Point, Woodbury Commons Outlets, Bear Mountain, numerous state parks, New York City, and more.

Modern Quilt Masters offers five registration types to fit many budgets.

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Getting There

 
 

Traveling By Car

Arrow Park Mansion is conveniently located off Route 17 or the NY Thruway - Route 87 (Toll). The address for driving is 1061 Orange Turnpike, Monroe, NY 10950.

Monroe, New York is serviced by Lyft and Uber.

 

Traveling By Train

The nearest train station is the Harriman Station (4 miles away) serviced by New Jersey Transit on the Bergen-Port Jervis Line. The Bergen-Port Jervis line connects through Secaucus Junction which connects points from NYC and Newark Airport. Visit New Jersey Transit Trip Planner for rates, schedules and connections.

 

Traveling by Air

We recommend attendees fly into Newark Airport (EWR). It is a 90-minute car ride away and you'll avoid driving through New York City. The nearest airport is Stewart International Airport (SWF) in New Windsor, New York, but there are limited flights. Other NYC airports are options with LaGuardia Airport (LGA) being 90-minutes drive and Kennedy Airport (JFK) about a 2 hour drive. Newark, JFK and LaGuardia all offer public transit via rail to Monroe, New York.

 

 
I am thankful for the encouragement and guidance from the faculty and being able to work with other MQG members. I felt challenged by the curriculum and comforted in the knowledge that I was not the only one struggling to change my way of thinking. The experience has changed the way I’ll make quilts from now on.
— JUNA CARLE, INDIVIDUAL MEMBER, Modern Quilt Masters 2017 alumna
 
 
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Contact

 

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