About 12 Pins Creative Retreats, LLC

Your host at 12 Pins Creative Retreats, LLC is D.M. Sanford.  I am a quilter with a relatively short 12 years of practice under my belt.  I have been juried into the biennial men's quilt show at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden, Co. several times.  I have also taught a few classes at my local quilt shop in Santa Fe, NM.  I am very excited to have friends new and old join me in the oldest U.S. capitol city for a great week of sewing, creativity, and cameraderie.


The idea for 12 Pins Creative Retreats, LLC came about because I, the owner, D.M. Sanford, felt that my quilting art improved by attending the retreats led by Joe Cunningham near Seattle, Washington.  The sponsor of those retreats decided to discontinue them but I was not ready to stop.  I had made several good friends over the six years of retreats and wanted a way to continue our collective journey.  After talking to Joe and securing his interest and time on his calendar, this initial retreat was planned and announced initially to alumni from the previous retreats and then to the broader quilting world. 

Since Santa Fe is a destination and it is a large arts center, I may offer other kinds of retreats in the future.  If you have ideas about a skill or activity that might suit the venue, please suggest it.  I am also planning to offer a retreat or retreat(s) with other quilt artists.

A Quilting Retreat Lead by 

Joe Cunningham


September 27 - October 2, 2020

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