Tresa Jones of Prairie Garden Designs has organized what I call “heaven on the prairie for appliqué fans.” Here’s her announcement:
A new appliqué conference is being held next year in the Midwest — Baltimore on the Prairie, September 10-13, 2009.
This conference will focus on techniques and projects in the Baltimore Album style of the 1800s. Three tremendous quilt artists and teachers, Nancy Kerns, Kathy Delaney, and Nadine Thompson, will offer classes in a relaxed, comfortable setting accompanied by good food and long lasting friendships.
Baltimore on the Prairie will be held at the Peter Kiewit Lodge at Mahoney State Park, located midway between Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska. The lodge sits on a bluff overlooking the scenic Platt River Valley. The classes will cover all skill levels, from the basics of hand appliqué to advanced techniques.
The registration fee is all-inclusive and includes 2 full and 2 partial days of classes, 3 nights lodging, 9 meals, 3 evening events, and surprises along the way.
Priority registration is open now and lasts until September 5, 2008. Priority registration assures you of being in the first group of registrants to choose your class when general registration begins March 1, 2009.
For more information, a tentative schedule, and a priority registration form, go to www.tresajones.com and click on Baltimore on the Prairie.
Baltimore on the Prairie Administrator