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Skill-Building Quilt Retreat
January 20-23 2022

Perfect for new and beginning quilters!


Are you new to quilting and wish you had someone to show you basic techniques in person?


What You’ll Learn:


  • Machine Applique Basics

  • Piecing 

  • Proper Border Techniques

  • Assembling Layers & “Stitch in the Ditch” quilting

  • Binding Basics


We’ll create a beautiful table runner while learning and practicing all of these foundational quilting techniques. You’ll get a chance to practice your skills with personalized instruction along the way, making it easy and fun!

Meet Your Instructor!

Tabatha is the Co-Owner of The Lake House at Camellia Palms. Owning a quilt retreat had been her dream for over 10 years before Tabatha & Taylor opened The Lake House in 2019. 

Tabatha has been quilting & helping others learn quilting for more than 20 years, creating dozens of quilts in many different styles and techniques. Quilts are her creative passion because each one is totally unique. No two quilts are ever the same!

Tabatha is credited in One Block Wonders of the World by Maxine Rosenthal.


Tabatha Smith, Instructor


Skill-building Quilt


Perfect for beginners!

Also included:

Instructor trunk show


Swag bags



You will need to bring:

  • A walking foot is essential

  • An open toe foot for the applique is helpful

  • Thread to match your fabrics for the applique(in my sample that was pink and green)

  • Black thread, white thread as well.

  • Needles

  • A 6.5” ruler for squaring up your house blocks will be helpful

  • Fusible interfacing, I recommend steam-a-seam-2 but you can also use heat n bond lite or pellam or wonder under.

  • Fabric (see below)


1. Houses

  1. ¼  yard each of 6 different prints for your houses. (I used 6 different pinks, but you can do brown, brights, calicoes ) whatever you like.

  2. 1 yard total of assorted cream , ivory, and light tans or low volume prints for the background

  3. ⅛ of a yard of a cream solid for the houses


2. Applique

  1. ¼ yard  fabric for the oak leaves, could be green, tan, etc. Alternatively, if you would like, you can also use a felted wool for the leaves.

  2. ¼ yard  fabric for the motif behind the leaves pick a color that coordinates with your houses


3. Background 

  1. 86   3.5” squares of a variety of low volume prints/neutrals.


4. Border

  1. ½ yard of a coordinating color for your border.

Book Your Space Below for the january Retreat!