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AQR's Quiltapalooza Special Events

An Alaska Quilt Journey with the Heart of A Quilter

November 7 – 10, 2024
Hilton Garden Inn
Uniontown, PA 15401

AQR is excited to host Nicole Merriam, The Heart of Quilter, for our Quiltapalooza™ Special Event!  Join the journey on how to make the Alaska Quilt by Laundry Basket Quilts using the Studio 180 Design Wedge Tool during our 4-day Quiltapalooza™ Special Event!

Nicole is a skilled quilter, knowledgeable instructor, blogger, friend and fellow Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor from Amherst, NH.   She teaches at her local quilt shop, has been a guest speaker and instructor at the New England Quilt Expo (NEQE), and really does put her heart into everything she does.  Her bubbly personality and fun play on quilting will keep your eyes fixated on her when she shares her knowledge with you. 

Your Alaska Quilt journey during our 4-day Quiltapalooza™ Special Event will begin with a Thursday evening Meet & Greet and the opportunity to participate in a “Secret” happening.  After a good night’s rest, you will spend the next two days learning how to use your Studio 180 Design Wedge Tool to create the blocks in the Alaska Quilt.  After each day’s instruction and all day on Sunday, the classroom will remain open late for you to practice the skills you learned in class and to allow you to make progress with your quilt’s completion.  The class project is the original 6-color quilt shown in the pattern.  It measures 72” x 72” when completed. 

**As an added bonus, we will also be scheduling a Zoom Call with Nicole prior to the Event to discuss color and how to choose your fabrics for this project.  We will have our classroom set up for a group meeting during the call, and our friendly team will be there to help.  (The date for this event has not yet been scheduled)


Event Agenda:
Thursday, November 7, 2024

2pm     Event Registration Desk Opens, Station Set up and Open Sew
5pm     Meet & Greet with Nicole, The Heart of a Quilter

            6:30pm “Secret” Special Happening

Friday, November 8, 2024

9am - 5pm       Day 1 of Classroom Instruction for the Alaska Quilt (includes lunch).
Ballroom will remain open for sewing after class, dinner on your own. 

Saturday, November 9, 2024

9am - 5pm       Day 2 of Classroom Instruction for the Alaska Quilt (includes lunch).
Ballroom will remain open for sewing after class, dinner on your own. 

Sunday, November 10, 2024

Ballroom will be available for an Open Sew Until 2pm

Please see the Complete Listing for all of the Details and other Important Information about this Quiltapalooza Special Event.  


AQR Welcomes back,
the Redneck Quilter

March 7 - 10,2024
Hilton Garden Inn
Uniontown, PA 15401

Join us for our March Quiltapalooza™ Special Event with The Redneck Quilter!

Brian is a seasoned quilter, an instructor, designer and the owner of Bolts and Quarters Quilt Shop in Parkersburg, West Virginia.  His energy is infectious, his creativity inspiring, and his fun personality will keep you wanting more.

Brian is known for larger than life projects.  However, this visit and with while teaching one of his latest patterns, "Flock Around the Block", he is allowing you to pick the final size of your project.  This progressive quilt uses the and with the with **TWO DAYS** of classroom instruction (and extra open sew time on your own),  we expect all of our guests to leave with a beautiful quilt and the confidence to piece this beauty with no fear.


The Agenda:
Thursday, March 7, 2024

  • 2pm - Check In Opens, Station Set up and Open Sew
    6:30pm - Meet & Greet with Brian, The Redneck Quilter

Friday, March 8 & 9, 2024
  • 8am - 5pm Flock Around the Block, Day 1 (includes lunch)
    Ballroom is open for sewing after class, dinner on your own. 
Saturday, March 9, 2024
  • 8am - 5pm Flock Around the Block, Day 2 (includes lunch)
    Ballroom is open for sewing after class, dinner on your own. 
Sunday, March 10, 2024
  • The Ballroom will be available for an Open Sew Until 2pm
Dinners are on your own.  Guests are not required to stay at the Hilton Garden Inn but we have reserved a block of rooms for our guests at a special rate of $99/night (includes a hot breakfast).  

Click here for Fabric Requirements 
Click here for Precutting Instructions

Hilton Garden Inn Room Reservations can be made with the link below:
AQR's Room Rate is $99/night and includes a hot buffet breakfast when you use our block of rooms.  
Make your Reservation by February 2024

https://www.hilton.com/en/attend-my-event/mgwungi-aqe3-b3e34bff-5d29-48d8-8f12-792d46c98c4c/

AQR's Code: AQE3

If you have any questions with making your reservation, please contact us at the shop.

AQR Welcomes back,
Deb Tucker

February 8 - 11,2024
Hilton Garden Inn
Uniontown, PA 15401

Deb will be returning to Amy's Quilt Room for a 3-Day educational experience like no other!  She will be instructing two classes that bridge the years of Studio 180 Design. Kicking it off at the very beginning with "The One that Started it All"... The Rapid Fire Hunter’s Star and carrying through to the Star 60 Tool that has everyone playing with angles. Deb will teach you two great projects and answer your questions along the way as we talk techniques, the history of the tools, the construction of the blocks, and learn with hands-on experience from the Creative Kingpin creator herself!

The Agenda:
Thursday, February 8, 2024

  • 2pm - Check In Opens, Station Set up and Open Sew
    6:30pm - Trunk Show with Deb Tucker

Friday, February 9, 2024
  • 8am - 5pm Hunters Star Class (includes lunch)

    Class Participants can choices from a wide variety of layout options but the goal of our class will be to complete 16 Hunter's Star Blocks from one of the following Options:

    - 2 color project (navy and cream wall quilt)

    - 3 color project (pointed table runner)

    - 4 color project (purple & orange runner / purple & green wall quilt)

  • After class, the Ballroom will remain is open for sewing after class, dinner on your own. 
Saturday, February 10, 2024
  • 8am - 5pm Star 60 Class (includes lunch)
  • After class, the Ballroom will remain is open for sewing after class, dinner on your own. 
Sunday, February 11, 2024
  • The Ballroom will be available for an Open Sew Until 2pm
Dinners are on your own.  Guests are not required to stay at the Hilton Garden Inn but we have reserved a block of rooms for our guests at a special rate of $99/night (includes a hot breakfast).  Additional information including the booking code will be provided to our guests via email after registration.  

While attending our Quiltapalooza Retreats,

We encourage our participants to explore the beautiful Laurel Highlands area, see local attractions, shop and support local businesses while at a retreat.  

Our local Quiltapalooza™ Partners


Hilton Garden Inn
Uniontown, PA
 


Learn more about the Laurel Highlands Area where our Quiltapalooza Retreats are hostes with GoLaurel Highlands


Laurelville Retreat Center
Mt. Pleasant, PA




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