Why Would You Go To A Quilting Retreat?

By Jane Green

Quilting retreats are a seriously popular event in quilting circles. You would be amazed at the number of people make room in their timetables just to go to one!

But why do they do this? We'll there are a considerable number of good reasons folk love to go to quilting retreats.

A Vacation With Good Quilting Time

Above all, a retreat is essentially a holiday, and everybody loves a good vacation. Taking time out of their busy lives to go somewhere they haven't been before and just taking it easy.

Mix this with one of their favourite pastimes and you've got a recipe for the perfect getaway.

Meet New Friends

Every time you go to a quilting retreat, there'll always be someone new. A sister or brother of a current member, someone that just saw an advert for the retreat or somebody who's never been to one and was curious.

There is often the opportunity to make new friends or build relations with your current friends. Its all up to you.

Get The Very Latest In Quilting

With new people comes new ideas and information. If its one thing that gets passed around a lot at quilting retreats, its information.

You could find out about a new or obscure quilting technique from japan, a better way to stitch corners or maybe its a new sort of rose quilt design. Who knows? With new folks, there's always new information.

Trade Old Materials

Trading and swapping is an an incredibly popular part of many quilting retreats. Just about every quilter has materials and scraps that they just cannot find a use for. But as the old saying goes 'one persons trash is another ones treasure'.

Its a way to lose material you no longer use and find some free stuff that you definitely will.

So there's a considerable number of great reasons you must sign up to a quilting retreat next time you get the opportunity. You might even learn new stuff!

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