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It's Back to the 50's Again!

March 8th - March 15th, 2017

The Okoboji Bible Camp


Hello all you hep cats! 

Grab your poodle skirt and shine up those saddle shoes.  It’s time to head to Okoboji to celebrate the 50’s.  We’ve got all kinds of fun just waiting for you from yo-yos and hula hoops to the amazing music of this era, we’ll celebrate those amazing years of Rock & Roll. 

You are in for some great times of late, productive sewing nights, great food and fellowship.  It is always so wonderful to see our friends again and enjoy some great sewing time.  We hope to see you once again at one of our favorite places on earth, Lake Okoboji.


Meals will be  a Brunch - Dinner schedule.  If you have dietary concerns please let us know.  “The Big Bopper” aka Kevin will be preparing all of our meals again this year.   All meals will be covered with the exception of dinner on Wednesday night.   Feel free to bring some treats to share with your fellow greasers.


You are welcome to arrive after 12 pm on Wednesday.  Please abide by this as the staff and Quilted Forest need time to prepare for your arrival.


You will need to bring linens and towels.  Each room has a queen bed and several standard twins.   Don't forget to print the checklist so you have everything you need.


We will have Show and Tell Monday night and we look forward to your participation. We

love to see what projects everyone has completed during the year.


Later gator!

Susan Brown


Registration Form - Click to open and print

Medical Form - Click to open and print.  Complete the form and place it in a sealed envelope and give it to Susan when you arrive.  You can pick up the form as you leave.

Checklist - All the essential items you need to bring.



Shop Owner With the Mostest, Shelley Robson, from The Quilted Forest, and her hip buddy, D'Ann, are ready to kill it with specials, demos and projects just for you.


Billie Hanson 

If you have a question regarding a project Billie is teaching you can  contact her at: quiltsbybillie@gmail.com 

Cathy Young 

If you have a question regarding a project Cathy is teaching you can contact her at: cmsyoung@hickorytech.net

Valerie Lee 

If you have a question regarding a project Val is teaching you can  contact her at: 


Click on the picture of the project to upload the pattern.  Print out the pattern and bring it with you to the retreat.  Patterns are provided on the website.


Monday, March 13th

Billie Hansen

Project 1. Tote Bag & Fabric Clutch

Tote Bag 9 am

Billie's fabric Choices

Fabric Clutch

1 pm

Billie's Fabric Choices

Cathee Young

Project 2. Kinabalu  - 9 am

"I have been wanting to sew a different quilt to hang on the wall of my living room and decided that, since I had never done the log cabin pattern, now was the time.  Really like this pattern.  Hope you do, too."

Valorie Lee

Project 3. HST Table Runner



Tuesday, March 14th, 9 am

Cathee Young

Project 4 - Harmony Butterfly

"I tried to find a pattern that could be made out of our stashes, didn't have any half square triangles and would be colorful. This one fit all my criteria! However, rather than solid colors, each block will be various shades of one color made from my collection of batiks."

Fabric requirements and cutting directions for the Butterfly Quilt are incorrect.  Two 13 1/2" LOF strips are required to cut the 31 slashing strips needed.  Therefore, an extra 3/4 yards of background are required.

Billie Hanson

Project 5 - Twist & Turn


Valorie Lee

Lecture - 7 pm

"Build Your Own Blocks

Valerie will give you ideas on how to take a basic block and make it your own.


Wednesday, March 15th

Mini Classes

Three D Pinwheel

Use up some of those scraps with this quick box pattern.  Patterns will be available at the retreat.




Food Glorious Food!

Meal Schedule
March 9th, Thursday - Brunch 10:00 am - Dinner 5:00 pm 

March 10th, Friday - Brunch 10:00 am - Dinner 5:00pm
March 11th , Saturday - Brunch 10:00 am - Dinner 5:00 pm
March 12th, 
Sunday: - Brunch 10:00 pm - Dinner 5:00 pm
March 13th, Monday - Brunch 10:00 am - Dinner 5:00 pm
March 14th, Tuesday - Brunch 10:00 am - Dinner 5:00 pm
March 15th, Wednesday - Brunch 10:00 

The Beauty Fairies Will Be Here Once More!

Mindy Schuette & Anita Thorn


Don't forget to fill out your information on the registration form for the Fairies.  You don't want to miss out.  They book quickly!