Southern Belle Spring Statler Retreat at DeGray State Park Bismarck, Arkansas April 2018
DeGray Lake Resort State Park 2027 State Park Entrance Road Bismarck, Arkansas 71929 501-865-5851
The focus of this retreat is computerized longarm quilting. You must be using a Statler Stitcher to attend.
2018 Spring dates: April 5-8 April 12-15
Welcome to our Southern Belle Spring Retreat!
2018 will be our 7th year at DeGray Lake lodge. Each year we have added more students, expanded our schedule, made new friends, and learned so much about quilting and using Creative Studio at it's very best. We love our Belles and the retreat has become very much of a reunion from year to year.
DeGray is a beautiful place and our classroom looks out over the lake. Guest rooms, dining room, and classroom are all located in the lodge with only a short walk from one place to the other.
Payment: Full Registration $495 Includes goody bag, reception, 3 days of classes, all meals, quilt shop, quilt show, and Show and Tell. Deposit $200 to hold your space. Remainder due February 1. Guest Package $200 Inlcudes all meals, reception, quilt show, and Show and Tell. Refunds minus PayPal fees are given if you cancel before February 1, 2018.
Our registration is currently full with waiting lists for both weeks, but please don't hesitate to let us know if you would like to join us. The registration form below will add your name to our Spring waiting list. We find every year that some people need to cancel and others move up. We have also added a Fall Retreat to our schedule and you can join us there if you like. There is no need to pay a deposit until your spot is confirmed.
Our schedule is always a mix of software classes, design inspiration and how-to, special projects, quilt challenge, show and tell, and fun. Joan and I don't write our specific lesson plans until just a few months out since we want the information to be the most current we can offer.
I will send regular news letters to keep you up to date as we progress through the year. Those on the waiting list will also receive the newsletter so everyone is kept current.
Below are our full student lists and a registration form. If you are listed in the active slots, 1-95, please fill out the registration form giving us your information, emergency contact, and dietary restrictions.
Abernathy Arlene Ainsworth Linda Armstrong Mechelle Barlow Sharon Barrett Lynn Beck Geneva Beck Tim Beighley Colette Bosley Loretta Boyd Lori Brandon Linda Brune Debra Burris Sara Chirkin Rose Christenson Cindy Clark Pam Coe Lisa Conrad David Curran Shelley Cutting Janice Davis Leanna Derryberry Carla Donnelly Mary Ann Doro Pat Drell Lois Dulaney Christy Dutton Terry Edens Lanette Eichler Ginger Everill Paula Fitzgarrald Joan Forbes Mary Fox Sarah Gardner Teddy Gerber-Chavez Cindy Green Melissa Greenleaf Dayna Hammeke Pat Harp Charlene Harper Marci Henry Marcia Hink Miriam Horne Peggy Howard Teresa Hranka Shelly Jones Coleen Jordan Jeanie Kelley Bobbie Kemp Dannise Kleinschmidt Cathy Kleinschmidt Sue Lanza Ann Laughlin Teresa Lawrence Reta LeBlanc Theresa Ledford Libby Lee Kent Lively Lee Ann Loveless Ducky Lundbohm Terri Lundrigan Joyce Lynch Fiona McCuller Melane Mehta Geeta Miller Sandy Neisingh Sheila OldhamJoan Oleksiew Pat O'Neal Lynn Owens Susie Paschal Barbara Patterson Stephanie Phelps Vickie Pickett Marcella Poore-Bone Amelia Reed Susan Reel Norma Seeger Pam Seeley Kathleen Shamborsky Christine Smith Sue Stewart Carrol Szabo Mari Townley Jody Ulrich Denise Vance Beverly Walker Pat Warrington Kathy Weinman Debbie White Joyce White Sherry Williford Belinda Wong Connie Wong Gene Young Ardis
Abrigg Vivian Bamert Bella Beard Susan Beaver Debbie Bolner Smittie Bray Janet Brockway Sharla Chedester Lou Chelius Fran Chrun Sherri Clink Doreen Cooper Beverly Davis Ann Davis Jane DePlonty Shawna Duffey Sherry Esau Beth Ettema Judy Everette Becky Ferrera Suzanne Fountain Mike Fountain Terri Gallant Connie Griner Eve Gross Edith Gubler Angela Gurn Barb Haacke Nancy Halsey Linda Hamann Nancy Hannaman Shelia Harshman Trish Hendericks Thomasine Hendrie Jan Hendrie Lee Hill Ramona Holland Lisa Jacobs Mary Jones Wanda Kang Julie Kinney Barbara Kirkpatrick Janet Klaas Jill Kloeti Michelle Klop Carla Knight Pam Kossman Carol Kraft Ronelda LeClair Christine LeClaire Fay Lerner Lisa Losinski Linda Lund Beckki Mann Tonya Mauck Marchita McConn Claire Medlock Kim Miederhoff Cindy Miller Paula Minke Melissa Mitchell Nancy Moore Cindy Muggli Carla Nathe Theresa O'Sullivan Kathy Padgett Suzette Padgett Barbara Pedersen Sandi Phelps Sherrilyn Pinkston Sara Posey Martha Pusztai Teresa Reynolds Laura Ringrose Betty Rockey Kathy Rudolph Linda Simmons Shirlene Smith Linda Sorenson Sarah Sparks Leslie Terrell Sara Terry Barbara Teuton Carolyn Thomas Laurie Twiddy Shirley Vander Meer Jane Vaughn Dottie Vogt Judy Weaver Melissa Wilkins Kathy Williams Jane Worth Tina Zimmerer Jackie
Bo Herman Tod Herman Mary Bongers Linda McMillan Eve Griner Colleen Donnelly Lois Kindley Faye Schnable Sharon Brown Elena Russell Kris Andreasen Jennifer Lorch Linda Buckner Doris Rice Brenda Hallmark Sandra Henderson Mary Jacobs Jackie Zimmerer Lisa Lerner Lois Daverede Helene Shannon Barb Gurn Peggy Tanler Pat Barry John Spears Jodi York Peggy Abernathy Denise Williamson Linda Wood Maggie LeMere Lorna Anderson Tammy Marler Kathy Gunderson Cindy Culbertson Amanda Heidemann Elaine Smith Jo Stack Colleen Andres Jean Knudson
Waiting List Lois Daverede Helene Shannon Peggy Tanler Karen Toomey Sue Messina Pat Barry John Spears Jodi York Peggy Abernathy Denise Williamson Linda Wood Maggie LeMere Lorna Anderson Tammy Marler Joan Biggs Kathy Gunderson Cindy Culbertson Amanda Heidemann Jo Anderson Emily Anderson Elaine Smith Lisa Wiedel Jo Stack Colleen Andres Jean Knudson
If you are on the student list, not the wait list, and have paid your deposit, please fill out the registration form here. Wait List request form is below.
Waiting List sign-up or consider joining us in Sept 2018
Designer Policy We welcome designers to join us at Southern Belle as students. Designers will be introduced during our reception and may put a quarter page B&W advertisement/discount coupon in our handout booklet at no charge. Designers wishing to stay for both weeks to meet and socialize with all of our Belle students may join us by paying only a guest fee for the additional week. This will allow access to our reception, show and tell, quilt shop, quilt show, hospitality room, and our Saturday evening program, but not to the classroom sessions a second time. Student week and Guest week can be scheduled in either order, depending on availability and which group you prefer.
Every year we have a complaint or two about distractions or interruptions during class time. In order to provide for a better learning environment for everyone during class, we ask that you keep your personal conversations to a minimum so that students sitting near you can hear the presentations. Everyone wants to see and hear what is being offered and we want your attention, too.
We understand that no one travels these days without a cell phone to keep in touch with family. And, we do encourage you to bring your laptops for use after class to practice new techniques or to study pattern choices and share ideas with others.
But, please, no use of cell phones or laptops during class time. If there is a need for an emergency phone conversation, please take it out to the hallway. And due to safety concerns with laptop cords, we ask you to schedule your your laptop time after class.
Also, because some of our students have problems/allergies with fragrances, we ask that you be thoughtful about this as you get ready for the day.