Retreat Activities

Each day we’ll have a variety of activities and events to participate in. For details on timing of each activity, be sure to check the Event Schedule.


Scrap Buster Quilt

Host: Amy

Sew scrappy blocks for a guild charity quilt. Instructions and solid fabric squares (if needed) are included in your Goodie Bag. Make a the block assigned to you and bring it to the next in-person guild meeting or mail them in to the guild PO Box.

On-going throughout the retreat

Scavenger Hunt

Hosts: Sarah/Rochelle

We’re doing another Scavenger Hunt! Check out the fun list of items to complete for points toward our grand prize drawings on Sunday. Actions range from posting a photo, to helping a friend, to finishing a project… You’ll need creativity, endurance, and some healthy competitive spirit to rack up those points! Check out the list and start checking off items.

Since we can’t be together to validate tasks, we are asking participants to tally their own item completions on this spreadsheet. Please tally the number of tasks completed, we’ll worry about the points.

On-going throughout the retreat

Stretch Break

Host: Jenny

Recharge and unwind with Jenny W. as she walks us through a mid-morning stretching session to ease the tension of sitting at your machine all day.

Saturday and Sunday mornings

Coffee Talk

Host: Amanda

Amanda starts us off each morning with a cup of coffee and some lively conversation around a selected topic.

Mornings daily

Show & Tell

Host: Retreat Committee

Every morning and evening we’ll share the progress we’ve made thus far and what we’re working on next. Show off your projects and cheer each other on.

Mornings and evenings daily

Hand-sew Happy Hour

Host: Retreat Committee

Take a break from your machine, slow down the pace, grab a hand sewing project, and join us for cocktails and conversation.

Friday and Saturday evenings

Cocktail Mixer

Host: Rochelle

Come on over to the bar and, using the simple ingredients you prepared from the list in your Goodie Bag, make a cocktail with our guest mixologist.

Evenings daily, as part of the Welcome Party and Hand-sew Happy Hour

Ask-the-Quilter

Host: Retreat Committee

Do you have a UFO that you can’t figure out how to finish, or a technique that you haven’t been able to master? Or maybe you need some input on quilt design or a color palette. Come pose your question and get advice from your fellow guild members.

Friday and Saturday evenings, as part of Hand-sew Happy Hour

Prize Drawings

Host: Retreat Committee

There are lots of prizes to be won at Retreat, including our daily “door prize” drawing, just for joining us on this fun virtual adventure (Registered retreat attendees only; no need to be present to win).

Daily throughout the retreat, times will vary

Slipper Fashion Show

Host: Carolyn

In your retreat Goodie Bag, you’ll find a square of non-slip cotton fabric. Using one of these free patterns, or a design of your own, make a pair of fabulous slippers. Stop in on Saturday night and walk the runway in your creation.

Saturday evening

Spa Mask Night

Host: Lisa

It’s going to be a long weekend, so we’ve set aside some time to pamper ourselves. We’ve even provided a relaxing spa mask to refresh and rejuvenate. Relax…this is going to be a great Zoom photo.

Friday evening


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