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2017 Once Upon a Quilt Annual 3 Day Retreat
2017 Once Upon a Quilt Annual 3 Day Retreat



Once Upon A Quilt annual all inclusive 3 Day retreat

About the 2017 event:

Inclusive means you only have to bring yourself each day, everything you need is provided for you.


Each registrant will enjoy the following: A new class each day with a different educator giving each attendee the opportunity to experience multiple techniques with three National Educators, Lisa Calle, Angie Steveson, and Carol Ann Waugh. All three educators will share their unique style of creating. During the retreat you will experience, Machine Quilting, Machine Stitching with Decorative Threads and Machine Embroidery. Bernina sewing machines (one per student) will be provided for you to use in each class. On Sunday evening immediately following class you can sit back, relax and be inspired while listening to a fantastic Lecture. You will enjoy demonstrations throughout the event, have the opportunity to shop at Once Upon A Quilt and in our exclusive event store where you will receive discounts on selected items. We will provide delicious catered lunch each day and snacks. In addition to all of the above we will have lots of fabulous prizes during this 3-Day event.

Class Projects: ANTICIPATION! !! Our class projects are always a closely guarded secret until the day of the event. We want you to be surprised and excited the first day. Our projects are created using the above mentioned techniques with the direct input from our three Educators.

When: Saturday December 2nd, 9:00am- 4:00pm , Sunday December 3rd, 9:00am- 4:00pm and Monday December 4th, 9:00- 4:00pm. Lecture will be held on Sunday evening immediately following class.

Where: Dania Beach, Florida The Courtyard Marriot and Once Upon A Quilt.

*Event to be held at two locations 1 mile apart: You will enjoy class one day at Once Upon A Quilt's Event Center and two day's at the Courtyard Marriott's Ballroom.



Courtyard Marriott
400 Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach, FL, 33004
(located next to IGFA/Outdoor World)
855-654-2060


Once Upon A Quilt
3404 Griffin Road * Dania Beach, FL 33312
(located 3/4 of a mile from I'95 exit)


A block of rooms has been reserved. To book your reservation, please call 1.844.789.2889, when registering please give the agent this code Quilt Retreat for a discounted rate. Or you can register via the Internet by using the following link:

Book your hotel group rate: Quilt Retreat Dec 2017


Traveling to the event:

Use your navigation system to plug in the addresses provided or read our travel directions. Note: Verify your schedule as to which location you will be attending class each day. Marriott or Once Upon A Quilt.

Courtyard Marriott - 400 Gulfstream Way, Dania Beach, FL 33004

If traveling via I-95 from south or north you will exit via Griffin road and go west to Anglers Avenue where you will turn left. Travel to the first light which is Gulfstream Way and turn left, follow the road around in a big loop and you will see the Courtyard Marriott on the left.

If traveling via the Florida Turnpike from south or north, you will exit Griffin road and go east to Anglers avenue where you will turn right. Travel to the first light which is Gulfstream Way and turn left, follow the road around in a big loop and you will see the Courtyard Marriott on the left.

If traveling from the Sawgrass Expressway from north or south you will exit 595' east to I'95 south and exit west on Griffin road to Anglers avenue where you will turn left. Travel to the first light which is Gulfstream Way and turn left, follow the road around in a big loop and you will see the Courtyard Marriott on the left.

Once Upon A Quilt Event Center - 3404 Griffin Road*Ft. Lauderdale*FL 33312

If traveling via I-95 from south or north you will exit via Griffin road and go west to 3404 Griffin Road. You will turn left into Oakridge Plaza. We are located on the west side of the plaza.

If traveling via the Florida Turnpike from south or north, you will exit Griffin road and go east to 3404 Griffin Road and turn right into Oakridge Plaza we are located on the west side of the Plaza.

If traveling from the Sawgrass Expressway from north or south you will exit 595' east to I'95 south and exit west on Griffin road, go west to 3404 Griffin road you will turn left into Oakridge Plaza, we are located on the west side of the plaza.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Once Upon A Quilt makes every effort to bring you the ultimate event week-end. We supply our event attendees with the use of Bernina sewing machines, class supplies and kits, catered lunch and snacks, door prizes and surprises. Because of this preparation months in advance, there will be a $100.00 cancellation fee applied to all refund requests. OUAQ cannot accept cancellations after October 31st and no refunds will be issued after this date. No Exceptions. Registrations are transferrable to another person with the approval of OUAQ. Please contact OUAQ for details. Registration is required to attend this event and OUAQ will not be able to accommodate any attendee not listed on the OUAQ Registration list the day of the event.

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Meet Our Retreat Educators

Lisa Calle

Angie Steveson

Carol Ann Waugh


About Lisa Calle

Lisa H.Calle is a 1991 graduate of Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science with a BS in Textile Management and Marketing. She found a love for quilting in 1997 after leaving a management career in retail with the Limited Corporation’s Bath & Body Works Division in 1999 to focus on raising a family.

Long Arm Quilting Business In 2004, Lisa first learned about long arm quilting machines while working part-time in the local quilt shop. Within weeks Stone House Quilting was accepting customers. Lisa has finished quilts for 100’s of clients, most of which are repeat customers over and over. She has also finished the annual Christmas quilt for several years for the prestigious Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pa.

Designer In 2005, Lisa’s first paper pantographs were being sold through Willow Leaf Studio, one of the first online pantograph stores. Since that time her portfolio of both paper and digital blocks, borders, fills, and sets have grown to 100’s of choices available through a variety of online outlets including her own website, Urban Elementz, Digitechpatterns , Quilts Complete, and others.

Award Winning Quilter In 2006, Lisa won her first award for Playing Hookie. Later that year several of her Quilts were featured in a local Art Gallery for an exhibition called “When Tradition meets Imagination”. After a three year period where family and business took priority, Lisa claimed her first two “Best of Shows” with Hula Hibiscusat AQS Show in Des Moines, Iowa and the PA Nat’l Quilt Extravaganza in Oaks, Pennsylvania. Red Velvet and Swan's Song are making their rounds and collecting ribbons on the show circuit. Swan's Song garnered a first place at the Houston International Quilt Festival.

Teaching In 2007, Lisa started teaching after producing her first Book and DVD Feathers of a New Generation. She has taught this as a class both at shows and in her studio. Her latest DVD Divide and Design, was released last year and is rapidly approaching the 2,000 unit sale mark. This is also being taught at shows, in studio, and on QNNTV. Mastering the Mini, Whole Cloth that is! DVD was released in April 2014 to rave reviews.

About Carol Ann Waugh

"Unique" is a description often overused in the art world, but in my case, the motivation to be stretching toward new and original outcomes is an underlying factor in my work. When people see my work they always say "I've never seen anything like this before!" That's when I know I have achieved my goal of being unique. The last 10 years of learning to work with fabric and stitch have given way to experimentation and curiosity that is always the driving force behind my art.

My inspiration often comes from the endless question: "What can I do to take this piece somewhere new, somewhere different than others have gone before?" My current work hints at the mixing of geometric and organic textures with layer upon layer of complex surface tension. It’s about exploration where unexpected connections and juxtapositions can lead to new ideas and artistic expressions. I enjoy not having complete control over the outcome of my work and as I layer, create each line, shape or pattern, add or take away color, and stitch, the decisions made after each step change the options for the next decision. It’s why making art is so intriguing and something I am driven to do every day.

About Angie Steveson

Angie Steveson is founder and designer for Lunch Box Quilts. Lunch Box Quilts creates appliqué quilt patterns designed specifically for embroidery machines. She has received awards for her unique quilt designs both locally and nationally. Angie has written articles and her projects have been featured in magazines such as Creative Machine Embroidery and Quilting and Embroidery. Angie travels nationally teaching Lunch Box Quilts workshops. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with her husband and two grown sons.

Angie always loved sewing and needlework as a young girl in the Girl Scouts and 4-H Club. It wasn’t until later in her life that she would use these skills. Angie received a degree in Mechanical Drafting in 1983. She worked for several large companies in the aerospace industry honing her skills as a drafter. After her sons were born she decided to stay home and raise them into fine men. During this time, she slowly began getting back into using her sewing skills. She looked forward to sewing Halloween costumes for her boys every year. Angie went to a quilting class with a neighbor during this time and soon she was hooked on quilting. Angie had found her true passion.

The Lunch Box Quilts workshops that Angie teaches, are of the most rewarding parts of the business. She enjoys meeting students and opening up their world to embroidery machine appliqué with quilting. Students choose their favorite Lunch Box Quilts pattern to work on during the six hour workshops. Students are always amazed at just how easy appliqué is completed on embroidery machines. Learning something new, laughter and fun are always a part of a Lunch Box Quilts workshop.

Angie’s advice to someone with an embroidery machine is to use it. So many times people say, I have an embroidery machine, but I don’t know how to operate it. There are so many wonderful things you can do with an embroidery machine. Take the time to learn your machine. Sewing machine dealerships offer excellent opportunities to learn how to get the most from your machine. Enroll in as many classes as you can. You can also find mountains of information in magazines and online. Be creative, let go and find your passion for sewing. You never know where it may lead you!

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