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 Quilting in the Hills 2017

Quilting in the Hills 2017, Oct. 5-8, will feature workshops with Catherine Redford and Barbara Olson. The retreat will again be at Terra Sancta Retreat Center, conveniently located near Rapid City in the beautiful Black Hills. The fun begins Thursday evening, followed by two full days of classes on Friday and Saturday and a wrap-up on Sunday morning. The weekend promises lots of opportunities to learn new quilting techniques, make new friends, and relax in the pine-scented fresh air of the Black Hills. 


Registration is now open for the 2017 Quilting in the Hills Retreat. There are links below for the retreat brochure and for registration forms. Online registration requires a credit/debit card OR Paypal account. The deadline for registration is September 19, 2017. There is no charge for the evening program if you have registered for a retreat workshop or SOYO. There is a $5 fee for each evening program for those not attending any workshop. 

   Full Brochure          Color Insert 

   Online Registration

   Download and Print Registration Form

Retreat Refund Policy: Cancellations before August 1, 2017, will receive a 50% refund on workshops. Cancellation between August 1, 2017 and September 1, 2017, will receive a 25% refund on workshops. The registration fee, patterns and kits are non-refundable. There are no refunds after September 1, 2017.  


You must make your own lodging reservation directly with The Terra Sancta Retreat Center. They can be reached by phone at 605-716-0925 or online at https://terrasancta.org/BHQG2017

Family Style rooms have two queen-sized beds and a private bath, similar to a hotel room and can accommodate up to four guests. Linens and towels are provided. If you need an ADA-accessible room, please let Terra Sancta know when you contact them. Family Style rooms are available for $80.00 per room per night for a three night stay ($240.00 total) or $90.00 per night for those staying less than three nights.

PLEASE NOTE: Alcohol and other controlled substances are prohibited at the retreat center. 

Teachers, Class Descriptions and Supply Lists

Teacher bios and class descriptions are in the brochure.  Class project pictures are in the color insert. 

Barbara Olson

   Friday Class: Jump Start Your Creativity    Click to see the supply list

   Saturday Class: Thread Creates the Design   Click to see the supply list

   Barbara will present the lecture "Quilting a Life" on Thursday evening

Catherine Redford

   Friday Class: Walking Foot Quilting - Beyond the Ditch   Click to see the supply list

   Saturday Class: Introduction to Folk Art Embroidery    

   Catherine will present the lecture "The Language of Flowers" on Friday evening

Schedule of Events

Thu Oct 5 3:00 pm Check-In Begins
  6:00 pm Dinner
  7:00 pm Barbara Olson, "Quilting a Life"
Fri Oct 6 8:00 am Breakfast
and 8:30 am Classrooms open
Sat Oct 7 9:00 am - noon Class
  Noon-1:30 pm Lunch
  1:30 pm-4:30 pm Class
  5:45 pm Classrooms closed for the day
  6:00 pm Dinner

7:00 pm


Friday:  Catherine Redford, "The Language of Flowers"

Saturday:  Game Night
Sun, Oct 8 8:00 am Breakfast
  8:30 am-11:30 am Sew on your own

PLEASE NOTE: Classrooms will not be available until the day of the workshop. You may set up 30 minutes prior to class. If you would like to sew after classroom hours, please move your machine into the SOYO rooms. 

Calling All Teachers

We are always looking for new instructors offering techniques that provide a variety of interest for our guild. If you would like to teach a class, please submit your application online OR download and print the form, fill it out and mail it to us. Please provide as much information as possible.  We will try to contact you within a few weeks but if you don't hear from us, submit your application again or contact us.  Thank you!

   Click here to open the ONLINE Instructor Application Form

   Click here to Download and Print Instructor Application Form

Planning Ahead

Future Quilting in the Hills Retreat Dates

   September 27-30, 2018        

   September 12-15, 2019