Nancy Mahoney

September 22-26, 2021

Nancy has enjoyed making quilts for over 35 years, during which time an impressive range of her beautiful quilts have been featured in over 250 quilt magazines. She has also created over 100 quilt patterns for a variety of fabric manufacturers.

Nancy has authored 14 books since 2002; her most recent book is Learn to Paper Piece. Nancy has designed 15 fabric collections, including eight 30s reproduction collections.

When she's not designing and making quilts, Nancy enjoys traveling around the country, sharing her quilts, teaching her piecing and machine appliqué techniques, and visiting gardens.

Visit Nancy's website, www.nancymahoney.com, for more information about Nancy and her quilts.



The Classes

Now and Then, A Trunk Show of Scrap Quilts

Looking for something to do with all the scraps you’ve collected in bags, baskets, and boxes? In this informal and light-hearted presentation, Nancy will share more than 50 scrap quilts, including vintage quilts from her collection. Hear how Nancy’s love of vintage quilts influenced her approach to quiltmaking.

Nancy will share tips for making stunning scrap quilts and expand your thoughts about making scrap quilts. After the lecture, the audience is encouraged to examine the quilts close-up.

This class will begin at 3:00PM on September 22nd.


Electric Blue

When it comes to quilting, “having the blues” can be a good thing! Take, for example, Nancy Mahoney’s quilt. Using fabrics in a blue-and-white color scheme, she made two simple blocks, resulting in this rhythmic, high-energy design. Using Nancy's technique, you'll learn how to use the Tri-Recs ruler to create this beautiful design.

Finished Size: 68" x 68"

Click here to view a larger image of Electric Blue.

Kit Cost: $129.99

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


Bonus Class:

Holiday Blues

You'll have fun making this eye-catching quilt. The blocks are oh-so-easy to make and look great in any color combination. Nancy's easy piecing techniques include tips for sewing accurate blocks. See how rotating the blocks creates a new design. This stash-busting quilt is perfect for using Layer Cakes, fat quarters, and fat eighths.

Finished Size: 57" x 62"

Click here to view a larger image of Holiday Blues.

This class will be taught on Saturday.

Kit Cost: $99.99

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

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 Nancy Mahoney

• 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! Contact us at retreats@stitchinheaven.com for availability.

*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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