Have You Heard Of Quilting Retreats?

By Jane Green

If you have never heard about a quilting retreat you are missing out!

They can be some of the most thrilling and fun times a quilter could have.

The basic idea of a quilting retreat is to pack up all of your quilting gear and materials, drive out to the country or somewhere nice and meet up with a large bunch of similar-minded quilters for a couple of days of quilting activities.

Who Organizes A Quilting Retreat?

Quilting retreats are customarily held by quilting clubs or groups. If you're not a part of a club or group, that does not imply you're not invited, most clubs and groups are itching for new folk to turn up to a quilting retreat - of course , thats how they get new members and make some new friends, which is part of what a quilting retreat is about!

What Goes On At A Quilting Retreat?

One thing about these retreats is that, no two quilting retreats are the same. While they may all have sufficient time to work on your quilts, every one does something fresh.

It isn't odd for there to be a swap or trading session where folk go through each others materials and swap for some material of their own.

Some retreats also have 'show and tell ' sessions about members favourite quilts, which may be anything from pointers and tips to showing their progress on their latest green quilt design.

Also, on the rare occasion quilting manufacturers and shops will also come out to show the groups new materials and tools that'll be on the market shortly.

Where Can I Learn About Upcoming Quilting Retreats?

These days the Net is the easiest and fastest way to discover quilting groups and upcoming retreats in your area. A quick search in Google should turn up a bunch of good web sites with information.

Also do not forget to check community noticeboards at city halls or the library as well as the local paper. Many groups still publicize upcoming retreats this way too!

So you too can have a calming vacation, get some good quilting time in and make some new mates while you're at it!

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