Michelle Hiatt

February: 18 - 22, 2022

Michelle Renee Hiatt is an award-winning Quilter, Designer and National Instructor. Michelle has been sewing since before she can remember, and fell in love with quilting over 20 years ago.

She is a certified Professional Process Expert (LSSMBB); she uses her process improvement techniques and applies them to her quilting and teaching others how to simplify their piecing while improving the quality of their quilt making. She teaches throughout the United States at National Quilt Shows and Retreats and is knows for her humor, enthusiasm and encouragement!

Michelle is the designer for her own pattern line Sew On The Go and her designs have appeared in several international Quilting Magazines. Additionally, she is a Certified Instructor for Studio 180 Design and many of her patterns have been published in their Modern 180 pattern line.

Retreat Instructor Michelle Hiatt

The Classes

Color & Quilting

This workshop is designed to arm quilters with the tools and knowledge to build their own color plans for their blocks, quilts and other projects. They will learn how to make the most of their fabric choices and create the desired effects/impacts in their quilts. They will understand how to read and use the color wheel.

Explore Analogous, Complementary, Split-Complementary and Triadic color plans in fabric! Appreciate colors that just naturally look good together! Michelle will have quilters diving deep into their stash; figuring out how to arrange their fabric, analyze their fabric and determining how to augment their stash with wise purchases.

This class will begin at 3:00PM on February 18th.


Calm Seas

Michelle's design puts a monder spin on the typical Storm at Seas quilt layout. Michelle used 12 graduating colors (6 colors in 2 different tones) which gives it that calm smooth feeling. You will be amazed how easily this quilt comes together with the right tools!

Finished Size: 63" x 72"

Requires: Studio 180 Design’s Large Square Squared™, Diamond Rects™ and V Block Ruler

Kit Cost: Coming Soon

Let us select fabrics that will closely match the photo for you. Kits need to be ordered by December 1 and will be shipped by January 1.

Calm Seas: Quilt by Michelle Hiatt

Jens Journey

Michelle Renee Hiatt designed this modern play on a Snail's Tail quilt layout in honor of a longtime friendship. Both michelle and Jenn love the positive and negative aspects of this design.

Finished Size: 68" x 68"

Requires: Studio 180 Design’s Large Square Squared & Diamond Rects

Kit Cost: Coming Soon

Let us select fabrics that will closely match the photo for you. Kits need to be ordered by December 1 and will be shipped by January 1.

Jens Journey: Quilt by Michelle Hiatt

What's Included:

• 4-nights lodging at our amazing retreat center in Quitman, Texas

• 5 fun-filled days of sewing, laughing, and making memories

• World-class instruction from Michelle Hiatt

• Tips and tricks to make your quilt making easier

• Stitchin' Heaven support staff

• Optional fabric kits with fabrics selected by our Stitchin' Heaven staff are available

• All of your meals are included! And of course chocolate.

• SHAG Box (Stitchin' Heaven Amazing Gift) valued at over $100

• Prizes, surprises, and sew much fun

• BERNINA 330 Machine rentals available ($50 per event)

• Want to extend your stay? You have the option to add a day to your stay for only $65.00 per day!

*Food not included on extended stay days. Extended stay days limited to one day prior and one day after the event.

All Pricing is based on double occupancy room. Single rooms will not be available if the event is full. Please call to check single room availability.

Retreat Center

The Rooms

The Fun!

Pictures are artists renditions and not actual photographs since the building is currently under constructions.

All this for $699* per person!

*Plus applicable taxes and fees. If you are planning to come alone, no problem! We will assign another single quilter to share your room and you make a new friend!

Here's what our customers are saying about our Trips, Retreats, and More...


"Please don't hesitate you will have new friends from across the country for a life time. It is fun and regardless if you are an older beginner or an advance quilter you will learn and pass your experience on to others. You will not be disappointed. PS I am a shy person and relaxed and had a great time."

-Land Ahoy Orlando Traveler

"This is the first trip of this kind that I have taken and am already saving to take another! Our "bus moms" Sandra and Nancy were beyond great! The value of the experience, tours, acoomodations, etc. were well worth the price of the trip!."

-Linda A.

"For transitioning from cruising to land for a quilt retreat, Stitchin Heaven did an amazing job. There were lots of little gifts and surprises along the way. Chocolate was handed out when called for. The excursion to the fabric shop was lovely and the lunch they provided top notch. The trip to the Titanic Museum was one that I will not forget for a very long time."

-Land Ahoy Orlando Traveler

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