Upper Midwest Area Kitemaking Event
 or U-MAKE


U-MAKE 2015 is February 27th - March 1st  (First weekend of March!) at the Lorado Taft Field Campus, Oregon, IL

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Located just outside the city of Oregon, IL Named after Lorado Taft, the 141 acre campus has become Northern Illinois University's outdoor education and conference center.   For more information see www.niu.edu/taft

Lorado Taft Field Campus

Teachers and projects...

Both sew and no-sew projects for beginners to experienced, something for everyone.  We are proud to announce another great lineup of instructors for U-MAKE 2015!
  • Charm Lindner - Charlie's Bird Kite and Charlie's Rotor Kite
  • Craig Wilson - Images from Cloud Land ….KAP Musings
  • Deb Von Bokern - Taller than You Colored Plastic Appliqué Kite Dragons, Octopus's, OHHH My!
  • Donna Houchins - Paper Kite Butterfly
  • Donna Schenk - Simply Silhouette Della Porta
  • Holm Struck - TanGram+Zeddy
  • Holm Struck - Tri.um
  • Jim Overmann - Snappy Ass (Accessory) Bag
  • Joe Von Bokern - One Piece No Sew Cody
  • Kevin Reynolds - Midi Pointer by Ceewan
  • Kevin Reynolds - Soup Bubbles - From Big To Giant
  • Linda Sanders - Down Under Surf & Sea Banner
  • Ryan Larkey - Charlie S No Sew Inspired Eddy
       more details about the classes and registration to come...
Registration for the retreat includes:

  • Ability to enroll in up to 4 different classes (kit cost is extra).
  • Dorm style lodging for Friday and Saturday night.
  • Family style meals from Friday evening to Sunday lunch.
  • Ability to concentrate on one new project or concept or pick up literally thousands of new ideas and suggestions.
  • Great way to network with people from the Midwest and further with the same interests - just different experiences and ideas.
  • Ability to purchase tickets for the RAFFLE!

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If you would like to support U-MAKE 2015 with a financial contribution we accept PayPal donations.