Gees Bend Quilts, Craftcation and much more

Gees Bend Quilts, Craftcation and much more

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Gees Bend Quilt Retreat

Quilt top made at Gees Bend Quilt retreat, click to see more quilts.



I just returned from visiting the Gees Bend Quilting Retreat in Raymond, Mississippi, hosted by Mary Ann and China Pettway. It was truly an amazing experience to watch, learn, and be guided by these talented women. Not to mention their very moving songs.

All the attendees were kind, generous, and sharing, creating a great atmosphere.

I actually made two quilt tops, going through over 500 yards of thread on my machine! A badge of honor for me!

We are so proud to have provided irons for the retreats and highly recommend attending one of their regularly scheduled retreats if you can.

Check out the video below or the Gees Bend Retreat website to learn more about the retreats, Mary, and China.


Michele Muska

Director of Content and Community

Quilting in Gee's Bend | This is Alabama

Craftcation 2023

Craftcation conference organized by dear handmade life

Held annually in the artsy sea-side town of Ventura, CA this 4-day conference features industry experts leading attendees in small business classes and craft workshops, as well as social gatherings to connect, educate and foster community. Oliso is a proud sponsor and our irons will be in the craft rooms.

More infomation about CRAFTCATION

National Foster Care Month

Quilt Donation Drive

Donate a quilt to support Foster Care Month. Click to learn more.

Hello, fellow quilters!

I am Stacey Lee and I am thrilled to invite you to join me for our third annual Quilt Donation Drive to benefit children in foster care. Let’s come together to make a difference in these kids’ lives by creating beautiful quilts for National Foster Care Month in May 2023.

Learn how you Can Help this years’ drive

Get Carried Away Challenge

It’s not to late to enter

Challenge runs through April.

Plenty of time to design and create your own animal design.


Oliso mini iron carry bag decorated to look like a hedgehog, click to see more.
Oliso mini iron carry bag decorated to look like a bee, click to see more.
Oliso mini iron carry bag decorated to look like a rabbit, click to see more.
Oliso small and large iron carry bag, click to visit website.

Readers Offer

ProPlus smart Iron + Free Carry Bag

Oliso Smart iron and carry bag.
ProPlus + Free Carry Bag

Use code GetCarriedAway


Offer ends midnight 4.11.2023

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