Cece Johnson grew up on the Oregon coast. She was a restaurant manager for 9 years in Astoria before running her own restaurant for 15 years. In 2005 she sold her restaurant to become more involved in teaching quilting. Her love of retreats led her to combine her culinary skills with her quilting skills and she has become well known for her much anticipated Quilt Retreats on the Oregon Coast in Astoria, OR.
Growing up, Cece was surrounded by talented quilters. Both her mother and her older sister embraced quilting and influenced her direction. In the beginning she became involved so she could spend more time with her family. As her skills developed along with her confidence, she experienced the joy of helping others solve problems in quilting. In 2001 that talent combined with her infectious optimism led to her becoming a leader and teacher. She is able to enjoy her time with others and help them in every step along the way to create quilts they can be proud of and enjoy. She is creative, a great listener and problem solver, making her classes even more inspiring. Cece is able to turn mistakes into positive learning experiences for her students. One of her favorite sayings is ?done is better than perfect.? She has developed some of her own patterns which she breaks down into simple step by step instructions. Her retreats and classes have many repeat clients, complete with waiting lists. Comments from students:
These are far and away my favorite quilt retreats! Great company and great food. Was so much fun. Learned so much where else could you get so much knowledge from such a talented group. Food was great. Lots of laughter. It's like having your own private teacher. I will be going back as often as I can.
An amazing retreat experience!! I had a fantastic time!
CJ?S Quilt Retreats
PO Box 31
Astoria, OR 97103
Home 503-325-4195 Personal Cell 503-791-0857