Book your classes now at the very first Craft Napa retreat!

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 Icraftnapa color‘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

Thursday Jan 7
5:30- 7:00 PMblendyourown

There will be cool stuff raffled off during this event, including a Bernina sewing machine!!!

Friday January 8th 6:00- 9:00 PMartistmarket-300x300

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.


At the retreat, I’ll be teaching my popular one-day Tea and Ephemera and 2-day 10+ Techniques with Acrylic inks workshops.craft napa classes

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.

Ok now I have to brag a little bit, my talented daughter Indigo designed the logos and took all the gorgeous photos for the Crafting a Life website!

One Response to “Book your classes now at the very first Craft Napa retreat!”

  1. Linda Hall says:

    The North Wind Quilters Guild located in Fairfield, Ca, would like to have you come and speak to our daytime group about the Craft Napa. Please email the Program Chair, Linda Hall,

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