Jo’s Retreats

Sewing at the Orchard – Seminars with Jo MortonLiedNightShot
Lied Lodge & Conference Center at Arbor Day Farm
2700 Sylvan Road
Nebraska City, NE 68410
(this is a beautiful facility and handicap accessible)

2017 Dates:

March 15 – 18, 2017, yes now 4 days!  (machine)  Registration opens around the first of the year.   FULL
August 23 – 26, 2017, yes now 4 days! (handwork)  Registration will open early in June 2017.  FULL

Jo handles the Retreat registrations . . . to receive the Retreat info and registration form, you must send (via snail mail or email) to Jo your name, street address, city, state, zip and email address.

Join Jo and friends for a “step back in time” to enjoy the timeless methods of quiltmaking. Learn new skills and refine “old” techniques.

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Four days with Jo will be spent in a beautiful setting at Lied Lodge, just one of many attractions in Nebraska City, where Jo and Russ reside.

For Jo’s spring retreat, bring your sewing machine, you will learn Jo’s helpful hints for accuracy and her pressing tips.  August Retreat will focus on ‘handwork’, including appliqué methods and hand piecing and a bit more. sewing

Highlight of the seminar – To inspire you, Jo will share quilts and other items that she does not travel with. She will also give you a “sneak peek” at new fabrics and quilts, plus a few other surprises!

Shop in “Jo’s Store” (it magically opens twice a year) – stocked with her books, fabrics, and some of her favorite notions. Maybe some surprises too!

The Seminar begins at 9:30AM Wednesday and it ends Saturday at 4:30pm. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings you can sew until you drop!
Breakfast is included with your room reservation if you are staying at Lied Lodge. Lunch and continuous break service bar Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday are included.

Space is limited. Your payment in full will hold your spot.

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You will be responsible for making your own hotel and travel arrangements.
A supply list for the projects and a list of area accommodations will be sent to all attendees.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to spend time learning from Jo and deepening friendships with other quilters who share your passion!

You will probably want to arrive at least one day early and go to Lincoln, NE to the International Quilt Study Center and Museum ( to see the current exhibit.

Eppley Airport in Omaha is 50 miles north of Nebraska City. Lincoln is 50 miles west from Nebraska City. Lincoln and Omaha are also approximately 50 miles apart. Lied Lodge has a shuttle service from Eppley Airport to Lied Lodge, you call Lied Lodge to make those arrangements and they will tell you the fee.