Working on compiling a directory of quilting and sewing retreats and places to have them. Click links to verify dates, locations and details. (these are not affiliate links, sponsored by me or in any way advertisements). If you have an annual event I should add, be sure and let me know.


Lakeside Chatauqua Quilting Retreat: located in Lakeside, Ohio and takes place second weekend of September

Glamp Stitch-a-lot: located in Ann Arbor Michigan and organized by Pink Castle Fabrics. Check for dates. This is a workshop focused retreat featuring well-known sewing personalities and teachers.

Sew Sweetness Retreats: hosted by Sara of Sew Sweetness. Located in Chicago and takes place one or two times per year. This retreat is a workshop format with a featured teacher and project.

Woodland Ridge Retreats: Independent retreat center offering workshops at various times throughout the year. Located in Wisconsin.

Hens and Chicks Studio: Event and retreat center in Conrad, Iowa. Center offers workshops and retreats and lodging/space for organizing your own retreat.


Variable Locations

Sewtopia: Takes place in November and April annually and new events are added periodically. **I’ve attended Sewtopia twice and vouch for it’s high level of organization and very good times**



A Gathering of Stitches: Located in Maine and taking place throughout the year. Retreats feature a variety of sewing and quilting styles and instructors.



Sew Scrappy: hosted by Heather at the Sewing Loft. Takes place in September in Concord, North Carolina.

Whistlestop Quilt Retreat: located in Sweetwater, Tennessee. Retreat center offers open retreats that they organize as well available lodging to hold your own retreat or event.



Scottie Dog Quilts: quilting retreats and cruises in Northern California. See website for selection and schedule of events.

Quilters’ Lodge: located near Salt Lake City, Utah. Offers workshops and classes and lodging/space for you to organize your own retreat.