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Workshops & Retreats

We have a beautiful studio ready for up to five sewists. Vida teaches quilting as well as garment sewing. In 2021 she attended her first Quiltworx retreat exploring the limitless possibilities of foundation paper piecing in the tradition of Judy Niemeyer. In January 2022 she attended Phase 1 training with Quiltworx to become a Certified Instructor and will complete her certification in January 2023. It's no exageration to say she is completely Quiltworx projects at a rate of one every week to two weeks in preparation for a very busy teaching schedule.
Currently she is teaching in our own private studio as well as The Confident Stitch where she teaches a Beginner Foundation Paper Piecing class every quarter. But there is no reason to wait for a class to be announced! If you have a Quiltworx pattern you want to make or a friend or two who wants to make a project with you, simply contact us to schedule your own workshop with Vida.

Our studio is fully equipped with everything you need including Bernina sewing machines for each participant, a 6'x4' cutting table, professional ironing station with Big Board ironing board and quilt hammock for when you are pressing your finished top. Additionally, each sewing station is fitted out with cutting mats, CutterPillar light tables and mini Oliso irons for paper piecing convenience, comfort and efficiency.

Vida also has full Quiltworx kits available here on our site as well as in the Quiltster Marketplace. Our kits are labeled to save you time in prepping your patterns. Short on time or just want to skip ahead to the fun of making your quilt? No problem! We offer full Kit Preparation Services. This means your kit arrives ready to sew! We put the pattern in a binder with protective sleeves, cut all the papers and fabrics down to the section pieces for the unites and organize them into bags per the instructions in the pattern.

Be sure to sign up for our monthly newsletter for current workshop and retreat offerings. Not in Missoula, Montana? No problem, Vida is available to travel to teach or conduct a workshop anywhere. Contact us for details at 406.600.6176 or

Let us help you make the Quilt of a Lifetime!