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Irene Roderick April 14 -18, 2025

Colorado quilting
Irene Roderick Quilting Retreat

Guardians Five-Day Quilting Retreat

April 14 - 18, 2025 |$1,250

Guardians appear in many mythologies, including Greek, Roman, and folklore. Throughout these mythic histories, guardians appeared in many forms—gnomes, leprechauns, dragons, angels, and more. They act as counselors, advisers and protectors to humans. Modern culture continues to embrace the idea of guardians as the enduring popularity of Marvel’s superheroes can attest to.
In this five-day quilting retreat, you will imagine and bring your guardian to life in a quilt. First you will ask yourself, “What does my guardian look like? Is it a superhero, angel, kachina doll, or totem pole?” You will take your guardian concept and turn it into a 3’ x 7’ quilt. 
Your guardian concept can begin from a photograph, drawing, or it can just live in your imagination. You will choose your color palette and fabric based on this concept. For example, if you are thinking superhero, primary colors might be appropriate. An angel might mean bringing whites and pastel fabrics. A totem could require earth toned fabrics. Bring an array of values (lights, mediums, and darks) of each color in your palette. Also, consider what type of background might be appropriate for your guardian and bring those fabrics as well.
This retreat includes three lunches and two dinners. 

Illustration

The Process

Beginning with large black shapes (head, torso, limbs) we will create the silhouette of your guardian figure and then add color and details to the figure and the background as we create this magnificent, larger-than-life figure in fabric. After laying out the design on a design wall, we will sew them together into a quilt top. Complete “dressing” your design with any embellishments you desire, such as beads, ribbons, sequins.
Techniques You Will Learn:

    Improvisation Quilting
    Intuitive Ideation
    Figure Design
    Color Interaction
    Machine Piecing
    Embellishment

Important InformationRead Before Registering

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy: If WE cancel the retreat, you will receive a full refund.
If you cancel 60 days or more from the start date of the retreat, you will receive a full refund minus $100 cancellation fee.
If you cancel 59 days to 31 days before the start of the retreat, you will receive a 50% refund minus $100 cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 30 days of the start date of the retreat, you will not receive a refund and will be charged a $100 cancellation fee.

Payments

You can choose to pay a deposit of $438 now to hold your seat. The balance of $812 is due by February 14, 2025. You will receive an invoice for the balance due by February 1, 2025. 
Meals & LodgingThe Guardians retreat includes three lunches and two dinners. Other meals and lodging are not included in the registration fee.
You can find dining and lodging options on our Plan Your Visit Page.

Transfer Policy

If you cancel 30 days or more from the start date, you have the option to transfer your tuition paid minus the $100 cancelation fee to another retreat within 1 year.
Cancelations within less than 30 days will not be eligible for transfer to another retreat.

Payment

I have read the important information above and wish to pay a deposit of $438

I understand the balance of $812 is due by February 14, 2025

I have read the important information above and wish to pay in full $1,250

I understand upon payment my seat is confirmed in the retreat.