Don’t you think you should escape the winter blues this January and head for Napa to start the new year with a blast of creativity?!?!
I do! that’s why I‘m so excited to finally be able to tell you Pokey (founder of the Quilting Arts empire) Bolton’s kick off retreat for Crafting a Life- Craft Napa is now open for registration!
The formal announcement for the retreat happened while I was traveling in New England so I didn’t have a chance to post about it, until now, but believe me
this is going to be a retreat you do not want to miss!
If you ever participated in any of the MIU events at International Quilt Festival or Create retreats several years ago in Chicago you would know Pokey knows how to coordinate really fun and creative activities and she has a great line up of Napa themed events planned. Check this out:
The workshops will be held 9 am-12 pm then there’s a two hour lunch break so you can visit some of the fantastic local eateries in town, then class will continue from 2 pm -5 pm, then in the evenings…
Wednesday Jan 6
5:30- 7:00 PM Welcome to CRAFT NAPA Reception
There will be cool stuff raffled off during this event, including a Bernina sewing machine!!!
This retreat is going to be too big to be held at the new art barn which will be the future location of more intimate master classes with 10 students or less. The Craft Napa retreat is like the kick off celebration to announce the art barn and will have 9 fabulous teachers: Melanie Testa, Lynn Krawczyk, Judy Coates Perez, Leslie Tucker Jenison, Jamie Fingal, Jenny K. Lyon, Jane LaFazio, Carrie Bloomston and Elizabeth St. Hilaire all at the beautiful Napa Embassy Suites.
A few of the perks for having the retreat at this hotel that are included with the price of the room are: 2 room suites with 2 double beds and a sleeper sofa! (so you can comfortably share with a few friends) a galley kitchen, breakfast made to order each day (not a buffet) and happy hour each afternoon and the place is beautiful! Check out the website photos. Btw the price for the rooms is fantastic, they normally go for $500 a night during peak season.
For my classes I will be providing all the fabric, paints and inks, so if you’re traveling by plane your supply lists will be very manageable, mostly a few small paintbrushes, stamps of your choice for printing, pencils, scissors, freezer paper etc.
This is going to be so much fun! I hope you can make it.