Retreats

Each year the Guild offers two quilting retreats, one in January and one in August. These are held at Dayspring Conference Center in Ellenton, FL. Retreats are 4 days of quilting fun and camaraderie, and some shopping too. Stay overnight in cabins or dorms for 2 or 3 nights or come as a day camper for a day or up to four days. See each specific retreat in the calendar to learn what special activities are happening at that retreat and for the latest fees.

The Retreat runs from from 8 am on Thursday to 3 pm on Sunday. The first meal is Thursday Dinner, then 3 meals per day and 2 on Sunday

Everyone has their own table to work at, please bring extension cords.
Ironing boards and irons are provided. No individual irons at your table please.
We will set up a large mat cutting area
Music is great, but please use headphones.
We will have a list of all the shops in the area with addresses and phone numbers. (And discounts!)
A refrigerator is available for water and snacks.
A table is reserved for snacks to share.
A table is provided for fabric or other quilting items to give away or to sell.

If staying in a cabin:
Bring: Personal items, flashlight
Provided: Bedding, pillow, towels, washcloth and shower toiletries
If staying in a Dorm: consists of 8 lower bunk beds on either side of a meeting area with bathrooms on both sides.
Bring: Personal items
Bring: your own Sheets (single bed), pillowcase, blanket or quilt, optional pillow,
towels, washcloth, shampoo, soap
Flashlight

Directions will be provided. Sign up at Guild Meetings or click into the specific retreat you are interested in in the calendar to the right and send an email to the contact person.
Check List of Things to bring to a retreat retreat-packing-list

Sep
7
Thu
Quilt Retreat September 2017 @ Dayspring Conference Center
Sep 7 @ 8:00 am – Sep 10 @ 3:00 pm

Nan and Lois are planning a wonderful retreat for September 7-10, 2017. It will be held at the Dayspring Conference Center Link to Website in Ellenton, FL. The accommodations are currently the same. We have semi-private rooms available for $100.00, the youth dorms for $75.00 a night or a day camper for $15.00 a day (you are obligated to purchase a meal). We will need to have all the money collected by the July 2017 meeting. The New Pavillion is fantastic and there will even be a swimming pool available

We will be doing:

Chinese Auction, Block Challenge

 

 

Jan
25
Thu
Quilt Retreat Jan 2018 @ Dayspring Conference Center
Jan 25 @ 8:00 am – Jan 28 @ 3:00 pm

Nan and Lois are planning a wonderful retreat for Jan 25-28, 2018. It will be held at the Dayspring Conference Center Link to Website in Ellenton, FL. The accommodations are currently the same. We have semi-private rooms available for $95.00, the youth dorms for $70.00 a night or a day camper for $10.00 a day (you are obligated to purchase a meal). We will need to have all the money collected by the Dec 2017 meeting. The New Pavillion is coming along very well. When we move to that area there may be a slight price increase.

Aug
9
Thu
Quilt Retreat Aug 2018 @ Dayspring Conference Center
Aug 9 @ 8:00 am – Aug 12 @ 3:00 pm

Nan and Lois are planning a wonderful retreat for Aug 9-12, 2018. It will be held at the Dayspring Conference Center Link to Website in Ellenton, FL. The accommodations are currently the same. We have semi-private rooms available for $95.00, the youth dorms for $70.00 a night or a day camper for $10.00 a day (you are obligated to purchase a meal). We will need to have all the money collected by the July 2018 meeting. The New Pavillion is coming along very well. When we move to that area there may be a slight price increase.