Heidi Parkes: Fast Construction by Hand and Machine

Initial Deposit: $250.00



Heidie Parkes: Fast Construction by Hand and Machine

August 12-16, 2025


Heidi Parkes: Fast Construction by Hand and Machine

Sometimes it’s fun to go fast! We will sew with intuition and convenience front of mind in this class focused on the exploration of shape, color, and visual movement. We’ll start with machine piecing to efficiently discover the personalities of our fabrics and will then transition into hand applique and piecing to complete our medium-sized quilt tops. Mid-week, we’ll transition to hand quilting. On our last day, we’ll explore hand binding and/or framing our quilts on a wooden frame.

-Solid colored fabrics are recommended for this class

-Students will have access to pre-recorded technique videos before class, including my Framed Quilts On-Demand class

Heidi’s Bio:

Before Heidi Parkes was born in Chicago, IL in 1982, her grandmother organized a collaborative family quilt to commemorate her birth. Now based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin her quilting and mending celebrate the hand, and her works tug at memories and shared experience. Often using specific textiles, like an heirloom tablecloth, bed sheet, or cloth tea bag, Heidi adds subtle meaning and material memory from the start. Engaging in the worlds of art, quilts, mending, and social media, Heidi is an advocate for the domestic realms, slow stitching, and mindfulness. Find her on Instagram and YouTube. She is the 2024 Pfister Hotel Artist in Residence, and a 2005 graduate from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Adventurous Beginner to Advanced Quilter

Class Size

Class size is limited to 12 students.


Deposit due with registration: $250

Total Workshop Fee

Workshop cost $1295 (includes lunch Tuesday-Saturday): $1170 Workshop + 5 Meals $125


Class starts at 9am Tuesday August 12 and concludes at 2pm Saturday afternoon August 16, 2025

Workshop Payment Terms and Policies:

Workshop Deposits:

Deposits can be paid online or via check within one week of registering. Please return the registration form with your payment to hold your space. Deposits are non-refundable.

Workshop Regular Tuition and Lodging:

Regular Tuitions and Lodging Fees for each workshop are listed in the workshop description. Full payment for the workshop is due no later than four months prior to the start of the workshop. A 10% charge will be added for late payments. Check payments are preferred for balances. Credit cards are accepted but the fees assessed by the credit card company will be passed along to the student.

Five months prior to the workshop additional information about the workshop, supplies needed, and accommodations will be mailed along with an invoice for the balance due.

Workshop Refunds:

Students will receive a full tuition refund only in the event that Woodland Ridge Retreat cancels a workshop.

Workshop Cancellations:

When we accept your deposit or payment of workshop fees, we understand that circumstances may arise causing cancellation of your plans to attend that workshop. While we sympathize when such a situation occurs, we must adhere to our business policy. All cancellations must be in writing. For cancellations made 120 days or more prior to the start of a workshop, Woodland Ridge Retreat will retain the nonrefundable deposit. If notice of cancellation is received 119 days or less before the start of a workshop, full tuition is forfeited. Full tuition will also be forfeited for no-shows or withdrawals after a workshop has begun.

Please Note:

Woodland Ridge Retreat is not responsible for providing make-up classes or issuing refunds, credits, or transfers for sessions missed as a result of illness, emergencies, or other events beyond our control. We strongly urge all students to buy refundable airline tickets in case of workshop cancellations or other unforeseen events and/or purchase trip insurance. All information provided Woodland Ridge Retreat is kept confidential and is NOT shared, sold, or otherwise used by any entity.

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Woodland Ridge Retreat

P.O. Box 27

Downsville, WI 54735

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We look forward to seeing you soon!

Chris & Mark Daly


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    If You DO Require Lodging, Please Fill Out the Information Below.

    • Includes lodging Monday night-Saturday morning.
    • Breakfast is served daily. (Lunch is included in the cost of the workshop)

    Optional Weekly Sewing Machine Rental