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SLH Retreats!

Looking for an exciting, fun sewing related retreat?
These amazing retreats all take place at Alaska's beautiful Stillpoint Lodge in Halibut Cove, AK

Check these out for more information!


SLH & Stillpoint Lodge


Sashiko Quilting & Sun Prints
with Sylvia Pippen Wednesday, June 3-7, 2015

Sylvia Pippen grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and learned to sew at a very early age from her mother, Kitty Pippen. Sylvia's quilts took on a tropical twist when she moved to Hawaii and worked as a gardener at the National Tropical Botanical Garden on Kauai. After co-authoring Asian Elegance Quilting with Japanese Fabrics and More with her mother Kitty, Sylvia turned to teaching and designing patterns and fabric kits full-time. Sylvia's quilt designs combine traditional and innovative hand sashiko with hand appliqué and embroidery embellishment. Sylvia authored a second book with C&T publishing in 2009 called Paradise Stitched and a self-published book, 200 Sashiko Designs. Visit her website at www.sylvia-pippen.com

Sashiko is a traditional Japanese embellishment using a running stitch of heavy white cotton on indigo fabric. You will learn sashiko techniques and applications using traditional and contemporary designs. Learn how to easily transfer designs onto dark fabric, the best fabric and thread options for sashiko, techniques for perfect stitch length, curves and corners. Sun printing will be done on a special cotton fabric that gives a white image on a lovely deep blue background, perfect when combined with sashiko. We will also sun print on white cotton with paints that act like dye.  Learn how to combine your hand-dyed blocks effectively with sashiko and create a one-of-a-kind innovative quilt.

Stillpoint Lodge in Halibut Cove, Alaska is a beautiful facility, which has a relaxed, informal atmosphere. It is a place where your creative soul is set free! This is the perfect setting to explore the wonders of nature, not only in Sylvia’s workshop, but also during your free time. Visit their website at www.stillpointlodge.com.

Retreat fee is $1,399 if paid in full and $1,599 if making equal monthly payments. Limited private cabins are available for an additional $200.
The retreat fee includes; 4 nights lodging in a shared cabin, all gourmet meals and snacks, workshop instruction, optional use of a Bernina Sewing machine, early delivery of sewing machine and supplies, kayak lessons, guided meditation, yoga lessons, transportation from Homer to Halibut cove on the ferry, tour of Gull Island, access to the boardwalk and art galleries in Halibut Cove, transportation across the cove, wifi, sauna and use of all lodge facilities plus a wonderful gift bag! Participants provide supplies, sewing machines, transportation to and lodging in Homer, lunch at the Saltry restaurant, gratuities for lodge staff and personal items. Maximum 20 participants.

This is a great anniversary or birthday present or Christmas surprise! We hope you will join us.

Download the Retreat Application HERE!