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Spaced Out Retreat - 2025 - ***Payments

Save the Date and Reserve your Space...(get it?!? See what I did there!) 

The art quilters are taking over the Space Coast for four days, you shouldn't miss the experience! We have three properties from Cocoa Beach to Cape Canaveral, and everyone will have their own bed or upgraded pull out soda. These charming bungalows are perfect for traveling Quilty friends, or for making new ones. You can check out the different facilities at 

It does not matter where you sleep! Events will be at the Cape Canaveral and The Cocoa Beach facilities. Units will be assigned in the order there come in, with the beachside units going first. 

Let's dye every piece of fabric we will need for our Spaced Out Quilt! Then Let's cut them up and use them!!!!  

Here is our (tentative) Schedule - 

Thursday, January 30, 2025
4:00 p.m. Check in, and get settled. 
5:00 p.m. 3, 2, 1......Blasting Off Welcome Reception and Key Note Speaker*. 
Substantial Nibbles
and *Galactic Cocktails

Our Keynote Speaker is Jean Wright, Sewist of the Space Shuttle Program! Her story will inspire you and set the tone for the weekend of fun ahead. 

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 Cindy will take us where no textile artist has gone before with her Deep Space Ice Dyeing, Galactic Spirals and Nebulous Nebulas and Starry, Starry Nights. 

Each student can expect to dye several different backgrounds, some with ice dyeing, some with ombre, and some with dye paint. These will be the basis of our collages. 

Friday, January 31, 2025
8:00 a.m. to 10:00  

This morning's menu includes a basic coffee bar**, a juice bar, a fresh yogurt bar and fresh pastries. 

During this time we will also rinse and wash, dry and iron our background fabric from the night before. With sinks, hoses, a large covered carport, 2 private patios, and 3 laundry rooms, we will make short work of it. 

Once Prepped, at 10:00 a.m. we will rotate through 3 Breakout Sessions

Kestrel Michaud - Looking at Space Junk through the Telescope - Kestrel discusses her unique perspective and how it will help us blast off. She will teach us to use a cutting machine to cut space ships, rockets, and planets.

Cindy Lohbeck - Planetary Alignment - A fast and fun Salt Dyeing on Silk for Poppin' Planets

Cheryl Sleboda - Lunar Landings - Walking on the Moon must be full of peaks and valleys! Learn how to manipulate the surface for Outta This World Textures! 

12:00 - A light and healthy lunch of salad and sandwiches will be served. 

1:00  - We will switch breakout sessions, and after completing, you will have time to catch up with what you have learned. Time for planning your piece, auditioning planets and placements, slow stitching in the sun, exploring your imagination, and gathering the elements of your vision. 

After 5:00 p.m. 

You have a free night. You may want to go hit Cocoa Beach and have fun, you may want to keep playing and order in, a long walk on the beach, OR you may want to pass out! 😘 

Saturday, February 1, 2024
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.       
This morning's menu includes a basic coffee bar, a juice bar, a yogurt and granola bar, and pastries. 

10:00 a.m. Cheryl Sleboda - Oh My Stars! and Light It Up! - A demonstration of Art Foil, Metallics, Glitter and Lights! 

11:00 a.m. Continue gathering your elements and laying out your project. All three teachers will be available to help you discuss layout, design, and build your quilt. 

12:00 - A light and healthy lunch of salad and sandwiches will be served. 

1:00 - An afternoon to iron down, stitch and embellish your quilt. You should be able to put a great deal of it together, ready to take home and quilt.

Saturday after 6:00 - Splash Down Farewell Dinner and Buzzed Aldren Cocktails! 
Bring your project as will will have Show and Tell! 

* All cocktails will be served without alcohol, and you may spike them if you wish. We will provide Vodka, Rum, and Red and White Wine. There will also be iced tea and soft drinks. 
** Coffee has become very complicated. We provide the basics - if you want tooti-frutti creamers, etc, please bring them. 

Sunday, February 4, 2024
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.       
This morning's menu includes a basic coffee bar, a juice bar and muffins
During this time we will finish up any remaining loose threads, clean up our work area, answer any questions you may have about the process.  
12:00 - We must check out and say goodbye

Student Supply List (This is still being fleshed out - please check back! ) 
Art Clothes and Shoes, Paper Towels, Craft Scissors, Fabric Scissors, Safety Pins, Sharpie Marker,  a selection of fabric paint brushes ranging from 1/4" to 2", craft irons, 

What will Cindy Provide?
Cindy will bring a great workshop with waves of humor and fun! High Quality "pfd" fabric, a rainbow of fiber reactive dye, fixatives, detergents, gloves, dust masks, mixing cups, mixing spoons, measuring cups and spoons, ice dyeing tools, ombre` tools, and a few project specific specialty fabrics 

What will Kestrel Provide? (This is still being fleshed out - please check back! ) 

What will Cheryl Provide? (This is still being fleshed out - please check back! ) 

***IF you need to break this up into payments, please contact me! I am happy to discuss options. 
****Once signed up, I will email you a 
questionnaire to help get you in the right unit, a comfortable bed location, and the perfect roommate. You can also tell me about any food allergies or special requests at that time. 

Day Trippers - people who live close enough to come in every day and don't want to stay will be considered after December 15th. 


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: All are welcome!
Materials Included: Yes! With the exception of your Student Supply List
***THIS IS A DEPOSIT PAYMENT, AND I AGREE TO MAKE ADDITIONAL PAYMENTS AS DISCUSSED WITH CINDY, TOTALLING $1250.00. INCLUDES - Sleeping accommodations, food and drink as described, a majority of class materials. (See Student supplies)

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