Tuesday, September 9, 2014


We are really excited to see the newest line of Bonnie and Camille popping up all over the internet.


will be hitting stores during QuiltBLISS. Release date is January/February 2015. We are thrilled to have this fabric release coincide with our QB retreat.  Moda is a platinum sponsor at QuiltBLISS and they will be sharing Daysail with us!!!

Here is a fun pic of the line from Camille's IG feed @thimbleblossoms.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Modern Sewciety Interview

I did my first interview about QuiltBLISS on Monday. It was with Stephanie, from the Modern Sewciety. We talk all about QuiltBLISS, location, classes and all the fun we have in store for QuiltBLISS 2015. I also shared why I think every quilter should attend a retreat!

Stephanie is from Florida and has a beautiful southern accent. She was fun, kind and a great host. She hosts a weekly podcast all about Sewing, Quilting, the community and  industry, designers, trends and more. I love to listen to her weekly podcast. If you care to take a listen, click over.

Monday, July 28, 2014


is officially SOLD OUT.

Thank you to everyone who registered and tried to register! Tickets went extremely fast. Even though the Lodge is 26,000 square feet we wish we had more bedrooms for more attendees. If you did not get a ticket but want to be put on the waitlist please visit the QuiltBLISS registration page and click on the Waitlist Icon. We will contact you in the order you signed up if anyone can't attend.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Registration Opens Tomorrow

Registration Opens tomorrow morning at 9 am {7-28-14}
All tickets will be sold through Eventbrite.
Please visit the following link to register!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Instagram Giveaway

To help celebrate QuiltBLISS Registration: Monday, July 28th at 9am MST we are hosting a fabulous giveaway on Instagram. Here are the goodies you can win for yourself and share with a friend: 6 FQ of Camille Roskelley fabric and her Simplify book. 2 giveaways on 2 IG accounts. Go visit my IG account @frenchknots and/or Kristin's IG account @ucmqg  and enter to win!! Help us spread the word about QuiltBLISS. Wahoo!!!

Friday, July 11, 2014

QuiltBLISS 2015 Teachers

We are ecstatic to be announcing our teachers and classes for QuiltBLISS 2015. We have some amazing classes in store with the opportunity to learn new skills and try techniques out of our comfort zone.

We are offering 5 classes at QuiltBLISS. Attendees will have the opportunity to enroll in ALL classes. Classes are included in your retreat ticket price, unless otherwise noted*. There will be no restrictions on class attendance.

"Class kits" will be available for specific classes at registration. 

*Our hand-dyed fabrics class has a limit of 8 students. So if this is a class you want to take, sign up early. Class fee is $45.00

Camille Roskelley 

Thimble Blossom ~ Big Quilt Block

Excited to spend the weekend sewing with Camille Roskelley? Me too! Camille will not only be sewing all weekend, but teaching a super fancy, super brand new Big Quilt Block at QuiltBLISS. This 3 hour class will be a block from one of her highly anticipated new patterns releasing in Fall 2014. So, Sign Up for Camille's class and in a few months we will announce the pattern! Very special. 

We are offering an optional "class kit" for Camille's Class. The kit will include the pattern and Thimble Blossom/Moda fabric to make one block.  Select the "class kit" at registration and your kit will be ready and waiting for you at QuiltBLISS. If you decide to buy your own pattern and select your own fabrics you will receive an email with your class supply list 2 months in advance 

Instagram: @thimbleblossoms

JoyLyn Rigby
JoyLyn is the magic and motivation behind the Utah County Modern Quilt Group. She has a tremendous wealth of knowledge and expertise in all areas of quilting. She is constantly compelled to learn & master new methods & techniques. We are very fortunate to have her teaching her beautiful handiwork techniques in our Big-Stitch Quilting Class.

Hooked on Handiwork ~ Big Stitch Hand Quilting

Learn the basic tools & techniques to adding Big-Stitch hand quilting to your creations. The Australians have been adding Big-Stitch or Utility Quilting to their creations for years. You will find it is super easy & quite therapeutic!   A few examples as well as books with beautiful examples will be shown.  We will also cover the basics of Quilt Sandwich, basting, marking & the Big-Stitch.  
Supplies needed for this class: 
Perle' Cotton #8 or #10
Chenille needles assorted size #18-#24
Clover Embroidery threader #8611
2-Fat quarters for quilting
Hera Marker 
505 spray basting
Metal tip thimble with a lip/slip stop
Needle Grip-It (stick on needle gripper)

Instagram: @justusquiltchicks

Heather Cartwright
Heather is the brilliant owner of the Quilt Barn in Kimberly Idaho. She has a vast knowledge of fabrics, techniques and tools. You will have so much fun taking Heather's class. She has a love for quilting that is contagious!

English Paper Piecing ~ Beyond Hexagons

Join Heather in taking EPP beyond hexagons into the world of endless possibilities!  You will learn 3 different methods to attach fabric to paper shapes and 2 different stitches to hand sew the shapes together.  A perfectly portable project, EPP is just the thing to work on in the waiting room, carpool line, in between tournament games, etc.

Supplies needed for this list:
1 Charm Pack
#10 Straw Needle
Sewline Glue Pen
Embroidery Scissors (or small sharp point scissors)

Instagram: thequiltbarn

Jeanette Hartvigsen
Jeanette has a BA in Fine Arts from Westminster College and that has been instrumental in her quilting. She has been teaching for the last 12 years in all aspects of quilting, from hand  appliqué, piecing and quilting to machine piecing and color theory. Her quilts have taken awards in local competitions, and she enjoys seeing how quilting has evolved since she started.  Jeanette will be teaching two excellent classes. Color Theory and Hand Dyed Fabrics. 

Color Theory 

Color theory encompasses a multitude of definitions, concepts and design applications - enough to fill several encyclopedias. However, there are three basic categories of color theory that are logical and useful : The color wheel, color harmony, and the context of how colors are used.  
Join Jeanette as she teaches how to use color, hue, tone, scale, intensity, proportion, volume and variety to make appropriate fabric choices to ensure a successful quilt.
Learn to use your stash in new combinations stretching your fabrics even further.  Gain confidence in choosing fabrics from outside of your comfort zone to diversify your stash and quilts.
Hand Dyed Fabrics Class

This class will be a comprehensive hands on class about hand dying your own fabrics. Jeanette will take you step by step through the process of hand dying. Jeanette has been dying her own fabric for 15 years and has experience mixing and creating colors that can't be found in a fabric store. You will have so much fun experimenting and dying your own muslin ...coming up with completely original colors! The fat quarters are like potato chips, you can't dye just one! This class is available to 8 students.

Class Kit: $45.00 for 12 - Fat Quarters (3 yards of fabric) The fat quarters will be a quilters grade muslin that has been precut and pretreated in preparation for hand dying.

This class is very limited and will only be available to 8 students because of the hands on nature.  We will have 2 classes / 4 students per class. Class is 1 1/2 hours.
Purchasing a "Class Kit" at registration will automatically enroll you in the Hand Dyed Fabrics class.

Instagram: misnettamarie

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Camille Roskelley

See this Darling Face? Well, we are all going to be seeing a lot more of it come QuiltBLISS 2015. Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms will be joins us at QuiltBLISS not only as a teacher, but attendee.

Camille will be sharing her love of quilting and her fabulous QUILTS at a private trunk show just for attendees of QuiltBLISS. She will also be teaching 2 classes over the retreat weekend: a brand new, soon to be released Big Block Pattern!

So mark your calendars for July 28th at 9am MST and register for QuiltBLISS.