Retreats

 Retreats
Bits ‘n’ Pieces hosts several retreats for our guild members each year. These retreats offer an opportunity to spend concentrated time working on one’s own projects amongst fellow guild members.

Not finding time at home to start or finish a project? Then a retreat may be what you need.  Our guild schedules retreats throughout the year.  Retreats have many benefits:

 – provide time to really focus on projects without interruptions
– they can be one day, a couple days, long weekend or during the week
– gives you an opportunity to meet fellow guild member and build new friendships|
– relaxing and comfortable environment
– quilters are helpful and happily share their knowledge with each other
– they can be local or a couple hours away
– they are F U N!!! A recent happy retreat group is below!

Several retreats are scheduled throughout the year. Retreats are scheduled to meet the needs of guild members. In order to give all guild members a chance to attend a retreat, we ask guild members who just finished retreat to wait 72 hours before signing up for the next retreat.  If necessary, a wait list will be used in case someone cancels.

Signup Genius links will be provided when the registration period begins. Please DO NOT try to sign up for the retreats below until notified.  Watch for retreat information as to when registration is open.

Our 2022-2023 scheduled retreats are:

June 3-6, 2022 – Itchin To Be Stitchin, Staunton, IL.  A great time was had by all.  The projects members worked on were amazing.  The work space was spacious and comfortable.  12 members attended.  Getting to know other guild members was priceless.  What a great group of talented quilters.  This was the first time at this location and we wanted to go back there again.  Hopefully some of the projects will show up in SHOW & TELL at future meetings and in next year’s quilt show.

 – September 13-15, 2022 – Warm & Cozy Quilt Shop, Columbia, IL.  This is a day-time retreat.  Lodging & meals are on your own.  We can sew 10am-4pm each day.  The project room is locked so machines and projects can be left over night.  The cost is $75 per day-which will be split between those attending. Join for one, two or all three days. There is local lodging and a variety of restaurants.

 – January 9-12, 2023 –  Itchin To Be Stitchin, Staunton, IL.  This location has a wonderful quilt store, ample work space, stocked kitchen and lodging (two people to a room).  Max number of attendees is 12.  The deposit is $97.50 and the balance is paid at the time of the retreat.  A couple restaurants are on Main Street.  Food can be brought in to the retreat center.

 – March 31 – April 3, 2023 – Itchin To Be Stitchin, Staunton, IL.  This is location has a wonderful quilt store, ample work space, stocked kitchen and lodging (two people to a room).  Max number of attendees is 12.  The deposit is $97.50 and the balance is paid at the time of the retreat. A couple restaurants are on Main Street.  Food can be brought in to the retreat center.

 – June 23-26, 2023 –  Itchin To Be Stitchin, Staunton, IL.   This is location has a wonderful quilt store, ample work space, stocked kitchen and lodging (two people to a room).  Max number of attendees is 12.  The deposit is $97.50 and the balance is paid at the time of the retreat.  A couple restaurants are on Main Street.  Food can be brought in to the retreat center.

When retreat registrations open, information will be provided at a guild meeting, in the guild newsletter or via emails.  Come to a retreat and see for yourself how much fun it is.
Check this page frequently to stay up to date on retreat information.

Teresa Basler (tbasler@swbell.net or 314-550-2496) is the guild retreat coordinator.  Contact her if you have questions or concerns.

Retreat Packing Checklist 07-01-2016

One-day Retreats

Darla Gibson, Coordinator

Several one-day retreats are coordinated each year and are held in the St. Louis Metropolitan area.

Detailed sign-up information for Toddhall and one-day retreats is sent via our group email account.