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The Potting Shed April 12-13-14, 2021


Retreat with Claudia?? Yes indeed!

Claudia's Creations NEWEST exclusive pattern THE SEWING ROOM! Customize your quilt by selecting your brand of sewing machine, 6 choices. Select items you would like on your desktop like scissors, pin cushion, rotary cutter and more. Add a dog or a cat, inspiring words, coffee, tea, etc. Plus learn from the expert how to multiihoop like a pro! Designs are multi formatted and all machine brands are welcome.

Join Claudia and friends in our NEW spacious classroom for her latest exclusive pattern The Sewing Room in TRUE RETREAT STYLE! This is 3 full days of fun and creating!

Join Claudia on April 15-16-17 (Thursday-Saturday) Claudia will be in the classroom with you from 8:30-4:30 each day PLUS you will have uninterrupted sewing time in the classroom until 6:30 PM and again from 7:30 AM until Claudia gets to the shop each day. Staying later or coming earlier is of course optional.

Additionally we have arranged a special room rate for those staying in Rochester at: Country Inn and Suites Rochester South that includes hot buffet style breakfast, indoor pool and hot tub, complimentary cookies, fresh fruit, coffee, tea and hot chocolate available 24 hours. Whistle Binkies on the Lake is within a block from the hotel and has great food. · Standard Deluxe Room with two Queen Beds: $100.00 plus taxes per night · King Deluxe Suite with a King bedroom separated from a living area with a hide a bed sofa: $110.00 plus taxes per night Call 507-287-6758 and mention Pine Needles Quilt & Sew to get the special rates

Tuition fee $299 - THREE FULL DAYS with Claudia plus extra sewing time before and after classes. Stay tuned for a special prep class with Joy ahead of Claudia's visit to get you already to embroider with Claudia.

This will be especially helpful for those of you that have never done a Claudia deign before or if you are a beginner at machine embroidery. She will go step by step on how to prep your fabrics, stabilizer, thread organization and so forth so you are ready to get stitching as soon as Claudia arrives! This is optional and at no additional charge and all attendees are welcome to attend.

Price for each workshop: $299 instruction fee, includes lunch each day (Does not include the design files) $300 kit fee (discounted to $150 for the second event after you purchase kit for your first event during Claudia Spring Retreat)

  • Exclusive embroidery designs for Potting Shed/Sewing Room/A Child is Born
  • Custom Spiral bound color printed pattern and illustrated instruction booklet
  • 8 Isacord embroidery threads – these have been discounted 20% (black and white not included)
  • 3 yards background fabric of your choice (border, backing and binding are not included)
  • Fusible woven interfacing for project
  • 15” roll heavy weight tear away stabilizer
  • Large bottle Terial Magic

Alternate option for either retreat (please indicate that you will be doing A Child Is Born

Materials list will be emailed (or snail mailed) to you when tuition is paid. Minimum Hoop requirements: 8”wide x 12” high (or larger)

This class will be held in our NEW and much more spacious classroom. Afternoon snack and beverages will be supplied, lunch is on your own. You may bring your lunch, we do have a refrigerator and microwave in the breakroom and we have 4 eating establishments within walking distance from the shop as well.



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