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Anne Bond & Nancy Stowers Retreat 2022 


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Anne Bond & Nancy Stowers 
Northville, Michigan & Delaware, Ohio &


3 Day Retreat: 

Tuesday – Thursday, August 16 – 18, 2022
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
$325.00 / Sauder Village Members $305.00
Heritage Inn – Gathering Room A





This retreat is for those interested in adding or perfecting some fun and creative techniques in their fiber art tool box. Techniques will include Beading, Creating a Glow, Hills & Valleys, Painting with Multi-colors, Pixilating, #3 Cut Snips, Waldoboro Sculpting, Ruching, and more.

Students will be working on a colorful and artistic pattern called Jardin, which means enclosed garden in French. This project will be worked in a range of cuts #3 – 7. The 16” x 48” design will not only incorporate a number of techniques but also a variety of fibers, wools, and yarns. Anne Bond and Nancy Stowers will be team teaching this retreat, and they will show you how and where to best use those fibers for the maximum impact. Students will have the option to bring their own background fabric or they may pre-purchase fabric from the instructor in advance of the class for an $85 fee.




Anne’s talents in a variety of other art mediums, such as watercolor and oil painting, drawing, sculpture, lead glass, and pottery, have led her to adapt and develop techniques, inspired by those mediums, and then strategically apply them into fiber art.

Let Anne and Nancy show you how to turn the volume up on your work, turning it from average to art. Spend 3 days strengthening your skills, as they share tips and tricks, all while having a great time. This retreat provides a wonderful foundation on which to build your future projects.

Intermediate – Students must have a good rug hooking knowledge and experience, and basic hand sewing experience.

Basic hooking supplies: a frame, scissors, cutter, cutter blades #3-7, hook, needle and thread. 



In 1980, Anne was introduced to fiber art. As a cosmetologist, color was a natural interest to her along with various other forms of art. Ever since she can remember she has had the good fortune to be exposed to a variety of art mediums such as watercolor, oil painting, clay sculpturing, drawing, lead glass, pottery, and quilting. Anne also attended The Society of Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan for two years.

In 2001, Anne expanded her creativity into rug hooking and its elements. Dying and designing became her passion. Since then, Anne has created two dye books Ewenique Dye Book I & II and in her dye books she includes 110 dye formulas that she has created. Along with her Ewenique Dye Books she has hooked more than 200 rugs. Anne enjoys a variety of different cut sizes, color schemes, and rug patterns. Her rugs vary from orientals, pictorials, geometrics and primitives. Anne has designed more than 100 of her own patterns of which three were included in the Celebrations edition of Rug Hooking Magazine. Additionally, she wrote an article on how to hook large bed rugs for Rug Hooking Magazine. Her 18th Century style bed rug won the Sauder Award in 2010.

Since 2009, Anne has been teaching classes in her studio, as well as at various rug hooking camps, guilds, and groups. Her rugs have been sold at the Galleria in Shipshewana, Indiana and the Waterford Foundation Folk Art Show in Virginia.

From her salon to her kitchen stove with wool, coloring fiber has been Anne’s passion. As a teacher she has had the opportunity to expand her creativity and cherish her new friendships.

In 2011, Anne went into business with Nancy Stowers. While their Visions of Ewe studio is in Northville, Michigan, they also teach and vend throughout the country. In 2015, they started Great Lakes Rug Hooking Retreat in Geneva, Ohio.




Gallery Talk registration may be completed in person at Founder’s Hall Information Table, Wednesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Cash, Check or Credit Card payment will be accepted.

“Trio of Dimensional Halloween Pins” with Cheryl Bollenbach ($65 fee, evening class, Thursday, August 17) is the only class with additional openings. Registration will be accepted in person at the Founder’s Hall Information Table up until noon on Thursday, August 17th.

Thank you for making this a SOLD OUT year for so many of our classes.