Retreat Info

Retreat Info

Upcoming 2014 Retreats

  • Aspen Splendor - September 29-October 4 waiting list

Upcoming 2015 Retreats

  • Winter Wonderland Retreat - February 2-7, 2015 - Independent Study
  • Spring Fling Retreat - March 9-14, 2015 - Rhapsody and Composition     ** Dye Class Available
  • Wildflower Power Retreat - May 4-9, 2015 - Independent Study
  • Summer Solstice Retreat- June 22-27, 2015 - Improvisation and Composition     ** Dye Class Available
  • Aspen Splendor Retreat - September 14-19, 2015 - Independent Study

Rhapsody and Composition will be a retreat dedicated to the fundamentals of design and composition, drafting and drawing, and pursuing these skills in an originally designed Rhapsody Quilt.

Improvisation and Composition retreats will be dedicated to the fundamentals of design and composition. The quilt projects will be improvised without drafting, drawing, and minimal planning.

Independent Study retreats will be multi-faceted. Each student will pursue their own goals and Ricky will work individually with each person to help their realize their vision.

** Dye Classes are limited to the first four who sign up on a first come, first served basis. The first retreat dinner for the entire group is on Monday evening. The dye class is on Sunday and Monday prior to the first full day of retreat which is Tuesday.


Several times a year, Ricky Tims offers a five-day, independent study retreats to small groups of ten students at the Tims Art Quilt Retreat Center in La Veta, CO. The retreat is designed to cultivate self-expression through the medium of quilt-making. Introspective morning talks and journaling and creative assignments are the foundations on which students pursue outward creative expression. The independent study format enables Ricky to guide each person toward their own personal goals for the week. Quilters of all experience levels are welcome to attend.

Registrations are taken on a first come, first served basis. If you are interested in coming, check the Student List to see if there are openings. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register. Each time we schedule new retreats we send an email to everyone on the Retreat Notification List.

You must register here to be on the Retreat Notification List. Be sure to select "retreat" in the newsletter choice. If you also would like to be on our general list, or, if you are a merchant, our shop newsletter - you will need to subscribe to those separately.

Ponnie Brinkman Retreat Scholarship

Quilt guilds can nominate an emerging quilter to be the recipient of a tuition-free retreat, plus $500 toward expenses. Click here to learn more.

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