The winter months tend to drag on with their shortened days and nippy temperatures. Spring is just around the corner and is being the ultimate teaser. “How will the time ever pass?” you ask. Well, you are all in luck because there is a cure for those blues; quilting retreats.
Quilting retreats are not only a perfect getaway for you and some girlfriends, but they are also a way to share your ideas with others, learn new patterns, make beautiful quilts, and just relax.
March is National Quilting Month with the 18th being National Quilting Day, so now is the time to register for a retreat and get visionary!
The Midwest hosts numerous quilting retreats throughout the entire year with endless options to choose from. You could be staying on the lake of Okoboji in Iowa, a renovated farm house in Illinois, or even a luxury hotel in Michigan.
This event goes on twice a year; June 2-3rd and November 9-12th with the option of taking two classes per day with breaks in-between for meals. If you choose to attend this event, don’t forget to use their hashtag, #glampstitchalot for your photos!
Lakeshore Center, at Okoboji in Iowa, resides on 55 acres of land overlooking the shoreline. Their lodge is the newest edition, and it entails 14 hotel-style rooms, two bunk rooms, and multiple meeting rooms on every level. Everything about that sounds appealing. Although, you may not be able to take a dip in the water just yet, you will have the opportunity to craft up a masterpiece on March 12-16th at their annual retreat.
For some people, booking a weekend in advance is just too much to ask of them due to their demanding schedules. If that scenario is your life, then Memory Lane Crafting Retreat, near Orangeville, IL, is the place for you. This beautifully renovated farmhouse offers the option of hosting nine guests comfortably, and best of all, you get to choose the weekend that works best for you!
Memory Lane Crafting Retreat is not only located in the peaceful countryside and home to the world’s tallest cow, but accommodations offer an in suite Kitchenette to make home cooked meals. For those who prefer not to cook, restaurant recommendations are available. This is just another one of their perks. What more could you ask for?
You can find more options for retreats in the midwest HERE.
Now, it is up to you. Which one will you be attending this year? Show us your work by emailing me us: firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy Quilting!