Quilt retreats are happening everywhere! Whether you plan to spend the entire time quilting or split your time with other interests such as sight-seeing or hiking, there’s bound to be a retreat that meets your needs.
Would you like to work on an individual project, or would you prefer a collaboration? Maybe you usually get together with some quilting friends in a low key setting but think you’ll try a weekend or week with a well known instructor this time…
Regardless of the size or location, the resemblance to summer camp for kids is obvious. You get away from home (it may be close to home – or very far, how about a cruise?), do many fun things, learn new skills, and meet new friends. I’d love to know if any quilt retreaters quilt all night long! You make acquaintances that often last for life. At many retreats, the food is taken care of in your retreat price; that means no cooking for the duration. You are free to simply QUILT!
We heard from Rosanne Brouwer, a Michigan quilter. She sent these photos that we couldn’t wait to use!
Here’s her brief description of the event:
“I was at a quilting retreat with my local guild, Capital City Quilt Guild, in Lansing, Michigan. There were 70 of us. We go to a local hotel, have food catered in, have rooms right off our sewing area, and quilt like crazy.
“The staff of the hotel requests to work the weekend we come because they love to see our quilts. We hang them from the balconies as we finish them and this year we made it to the 4th floor. We have an amazing breakfast cook who eagerly waits for us each year.”
This is just one example of a terrific quilting retreat!
We want to hear about yours in the Comments below (or on our Facebook post). Have you been to one? Do you run one? Maybe you’d simply like to get some regional quilters together and start one–it can be as easy as booking some space in an appropriate location. Post photos, share ideas and fun–and let us know where quilters can find you if there’s room for more!
You need a fun quilting break this year, like Rosanne! Try a quilt retreat. We can’t wait to hear about it.