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Karen Styles Retreat

March 27, 2023 - March 29, 2023

Don’t miss this opportunity to retreat with Karen Styles at Farmer’s Daughters Quilts in Oelwein, Iowa. Karen Styles is a fabric and pattern designer from Australia! Karen specializes in hand piecing techniques including traditional EPP, and what she describes as ‘beyond the basics’. This workshop is a skill builder for beginners and experts alike!  

Karen’s creativity and design ideas has led to her fulfilling a long-held dream of designing fabrics in the genre of the 1800’s. Since 2014, Karen has been designing fabrics – firstly for Marcus Fabrics in New York (joining other reproduction designers such as Judie Rothermel, Paula Barnes, Pam Buda and Nancy Rink) and more recently for Devonstone Collection in Australia.

Here are the details of the retreat summarized:

When: March 27-March 29. Karen will be available for teaching starting at 1pm on March 27th through 1pm on March 29th.  Retreaters can come anytime after 10am on the 27th, stay as late as 5pm on the 29th.  Or you can add another night and stay through the 30th.

Where: Farmer’s Daughters Retreat Center

What: Karen Styles will be teaching English Paper Piecing and Hand Stitching techniques.  We will have starter kits available for “Hexagon star a day” and the original “Star A Day”.  However, feel free to bring any EPP or hand stitching project and Karen would be glad to help you with techniques!

Cost: $175 for the 3 day/2 night retreat.
If you would like to stay an extra night and leave on the 30th, the cost would be $225.

Supplies to bring:

hand needles



rotary cutter


small iron (optional)

wool mat (optional)

small cutting mat (optional)

Feel free to bring a sewing machine if you would like to work on other projects during your stay!

All retreaters get 10% all weekend long in the Farmer’s Daughters Quilt Shop.

Contact the shop at 319-283-5165 for more information or to register.


March 27, 2023
March 29, 2023
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