Schedule

2024 Art Quilt Network Spring Retreat

Things to Leave Behind and Things to Keep:
Examining Creativity and Aging

April 25-27, 2024

Hampton Inn & Suites

3160 Olentangy River Road

Columbus, OH 43202

Facilitators: Nancy Condon and Kevin Womack

April 25-27, 2024

Retreat Schedule: Join us for a thought-provoking retreat as we consider how our creativity and artistic practice changes as we age. On Thursday afternoon, we will start off with a breakout exercise inspired by Anne Truitt on perception and ageing for contemplation and lively discussion. A zoom presentation by Donalee Kennedy to share her ideas for a future AQN Exhibition, and we will start Member Share. After dinner, Helen Geglio will present her lecture Exploring the Connection Between Women, Work and Textiles.

Friday will start with a drawing exercise inspired by Maurice Sendak. Helen will get us started on her Utilizing remnants: Stitching with Found Materials workshop and we will continue Member Share and hear an in-depth presentation after dinner.

Saturday morning’s main activity is our Business Meeting. After lunch, we will present the another breakout exercise, Looking Back and Moving Forward, and continue with Member Share. Of course, there will be plenty of breaks and free time sprinkled throughout as well as mealtimes for conversation and continued bonding as artistic souls. Please plan to stay through the whole day.

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, April 25, beginning at 1:00pm:

  • Welcome
  • Breakout exercise #1: Perception and Ageing discussion
  • AQN Exhibition Proposal discussion – Donalee Kennedy
  • Member Share
  • Dinner
  • Helen Geglio lecture

Friday, April 26, beginning at 9:00am:

  • Announcements
  • Maurice Sendak drawing exercise #2
  • Helen Geglio stitching workshop
  • Lunch
  • AQN Exhibition Proposal Revisit – any questions?
  • Helen Geglio stitching workshop continues
  • Member Share
  • Dinner
  • In-depth Presentation

Saturday, April 27, beginning at 9:00am:

  • Announcements
  • Business Meeting
  • Lunch
  • Breakout Exercise #3 Looking Back and Moving Forward
  • Member Share
  • Dinner
  • Member Share
  • Retreat Closing