My dreams have come true! Freeport will be the host of a brand new quilting event scheduled for April 16-18, 2010 (and hopefully in years to come!) QuiltPort USA is the brainchild of the folks at Freeport's Cotton Weeds Quilt Shop, Quiltessentials in Auburn and The Calico Basket in Windham.
Taking a look at the QuiltPort website, I saw some exciting quilters have been invited to lead classes starting bright and early Friday morning. Deb Tucker, Carol McLeod, Alice Koroski and Mary McFarland (Sat only) are your instructors for a fun 2 days of quilting, quilting and more quilting! Susan Pennoyer will be on hand for classes in hand-woven baskets.
This morning I spoke with Joanne at Cotton Weeds to get some more of the inside scoop on what to expect at QuiltPort. Events for the weekend are still in the planning stages, so stay tuned for more details on the QuiltPort website. I did hear that there will be fun handouts at the door for all attendees, so you don't want to miss that.
Take a look at the class list and sign up soon, you don't want to miss a single minute! I'm thinking about attending Deb Tucker's Trunk Show at 7 PM on Friday night.
Classes and free range sewing will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn, which is 3 short blocks from here, an easy walk. Book your room at White Cedar Inn and each member of your party will receive a fat quarter sampler, a full breakfast each morning and afternoon snacks. Room prices range from $120-$165 and many of our rooms have 2 beds, perfect for friends traveling together! Be sure to plan on arriving on Thursday so you can start Friday morning's classes at 9 AM!
Weather-permitting, we hope to have quilts hanging on the front porch for the weekend! (And if I can motivate myself this winter, maybe I'll have some of my own quilts displayed in the dining room!) Gather a group of friends to stay here and have a show and tell in the living room.
Check our quilt shop hop map on the website and plan a shopping trip while you are here!
And a couple of the quilts I made for the grandkids.