Welcome to the home page for Stash Bandit Quilt Retreats! At these relaxing events, Diane Harris shares her expertise gleaned over more than 30 years of quilting, sewing, designing, speaking and teaching. Stretch your skills, build your confidence, make new friends and have some serious fun at a Stash Bandit quilt retreat. Absolutely no cooking! 🙂
Stash Bandit Mountain Quilt Retreat, March 14–17, 2019
The Lodge at Buena Vista, Buena Vista, Colorado
I’ve come up with what I think will be the best of both worlds: You’ll get to work on your own quilts, UFOs and always-wanted-to-try-it projects, but you’ll also be learning about how to combine fabrics and colors for smashing results!
- The single most important factor for a successful quilt
- How to make boring fabrics interesting
- How to use the uglies in your stash
- Why making decisions as-you-go is the best way
- How to add variety to any fabric line
- Why a design wall is essential
- How to analyze a quilt’s effectiveness
- More concepts related to fabric and color
Additional fun: Trunk shows, show-and-tell, give-and-take table, new friends, delicious meals and a gift bag! Absolutely no cooking on this retreat—you just come and enjoy the creativity! (The food at the lodge is excellent. Seriously wonderful.)
Daily demos: Quilt binding by machine, easy quilt labels and more.
Rates: $499 includes three nights lodging, three breakfasts, one dinner, large sewing space, unloading/loading assistance, all quilt instruction, coaching on your projects and a gift bag.
Registration: $250 deposit by Dec. 10, 2018. $50 of this is non-refundable unless the retreat does not fill. If the retreat does not fill, 100% ($250) will be refunded by Dec. 31, 2018.
Balance due: $249 will complete your registration and is due Feb. 1, 2018.
Optional: A 90-minute session with an exceptional licensed massage therapist, $90 plus tip.
The fine print:
Cancellation/refund policy: $50 is non-refundable. You may cancel and receive a refund of the remaining amount if another paying guest is willing and able to take your place. If I have a waiting list, I will go there first. If I do not have a waiting list, it will be your responsibility to find a replacement. Without another paying guest to take your place, there can be no refunds.
Weather event: The lodge has a no-cancellation policy for any reason, including weather. This is late winter/early spring in Colorado. Please plan accordingly. There can be no refunds for weather-related cancellations.
Travel insurance: I strongly suggest that you purchase travel insurance to protect yourself against loss in case of bad weather. Visit travelinsurance.com or contact your agent.