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Paper Piecing Retreat With David Gilleland at Grand Oak Retreat

Pattern for 2020 has not been determined yet. If you wish to sign up and make payments on next year retreat, call 423-715-2908 during regular business hours, and we will set up a payment schedule for you.

Retreat Hours are in CDT. From Monday Noon until Thursday at 9 am.

Cost includes all meals from Dinner on Monday until Breakfast on Thursday. Snacks included. Price includes all instruction from David Gilleland and he is providing the pattern. Kits are on your own or available under separate item. The pattern that he is doing to be determined soon.

Skill level is that you MUST be advanced beginner in Foundation/Paper piecing technique. Class will be concentrated, however in evenings we will have some down time. 

The pattern that will be taught is Malachite or Floating Star'elations. You will choose which and will be mailed the pattern unless you want the kit cut out by Hyderhangout. We will learn all the modules for the quilt. Kits for the fabric are available. We will contact all the students to see who wants the fabric used in the original quilt so that we can order enough for all who want it.

Grant Oaks Retreat is as Follows:

Retreat 7,000+ square foot facility features a large work area with a picturesque lake view, relaxing wrap around porch, and a home theatre for business or pleasure.


Upon request, massage sessions for a half hour to an hour can be arranged through the group leader at an additional cost.



Our large work area provides individual tables for up to 20 people. For quilters, irons and felt display walls are provided. Snacks and beverages are available 24 hours/day. A panoramic view of Lake Guntersville is available from inside while working, or outside while relaxing in a rocking chair.



Accommodations consist of 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, with 3-6 people per room. Each bedroom has its own attached bathroom with walk-in shower.


A single-person elevator is available for those who struggle with stairs when coming up for meals, movies and massages.



Three delicious home-cooked meals per day will be provided with a menu varying based on the season. We cook farm fresh meat and vegetables whenever possible and cater to those with dietary restrictions for a small up charge.  Weather permitting, meals will be served on the outdoor patio overlooking the lake.


The half- kitchen attached to the community work area is stocked with complementary snacks and beverages – Coke, Diet Coke, Dr. Pepper and Sprite. Regular and Decaf Coffee are provided, as well as a Keurig machine available for use with your own pods.

Skill Level: advanced
Skill Details: Skill level is that you MUST be advanced beginner
Materials Included: Instruction and Pattern by David Gilleland
Requirements: Sewing machine, sewing tools: scissors, clippers, add-a-quarter ruler, thread one cone or two spools, four bobbins, pen and paper, straight pens, seam ripper, sewing machine needles, and small cutting mat and rotary cutter.
Instructor: David Gilleland
Instructor Bio: I grew up watching my mom make tied baby quilts for her friends when they had a baby. I loved watching the sewing machine run. I would sneak at use her machine while she was at work. I was always getting in trouble for touching her machine. My dream when I turned 17 was to attend fashion design school. It was a dream that took me 11 years to reach but in 2008 I finally enrolled. I learned a lot of for a few years I had a great time designing stage clothing. I made some great friends during that time but it wasn’t a career path I was going to remain on. The economy took a down turn so I took a job in healthcare. I worked in healthcare in various positions since 2005. I currently work in IT with a healthcare software dealer. I started my quilting journey when I was approximately 18. Over the past 24 years I am set it aside and came back to it. I was mainly a piecer and always wanted a longarm. In 2015 I finally reached that goal. Quilting is my passion. It brings me so much joy. Over the past few years I’ve found another passion and that is teaching and sharing my love of quilting. I have found that helping others learn new techniques, new patterns and bring quilting into others lives is very rewarding. This was the idea behind Vector Quilts.I believe that the best oegacy we can leave others is our knowledge. My mission is to continue to share the love I have for quilting with others. I have met some amazing people on this journey and made some of the best friends I could ever ask for. Thank you for joining me and I hope you always find comfort, relaxation and joy in your quilting. Facebook Quilting with David Gilleland Group

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.