I am excited to have a guest on the blog today who knows ALL about quilt retreats!
Let me introduce you to Kiley Ferons.
My name is Kiley Ferons, and I’m a stay at home mom of three (almost four) little minions.
I started quilting as a creative outlet 10 years ago. 5 years ago I bought a longarm machine and began quilting for others. Then three years ago, I started an annual quilt retreat here in Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia. Needless to say, quilting has become a major part of my life for the past 10 years.
Organizing quilt retreats each year is probably one of my favorite things. Everyone should experience a quilt retreat at least once. There’s nothing quite like getting together with other like-minded people to share your passion.
What kind of Quilt Retreats are there?
There are three main types of retreats:
Each quilt retreat is unique. You will find that each retreat offers different places to sleep, different food options, you can go with friends you already know or plan to make new friends.
Because each location is different, you will want to look into each retreat’s specifics. I can share a bit more about what it’s like where I host Quilt Retreats.
My retreat is located at the Clarion Hotel in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains, along the Shenandoah River. We are just down the road from Historic Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia. When you come to a retreat here, you book a room at the Clarion Hotel and that’s where you stay for the retreat.
For meals, the hotel includes a continental breakfast. We provide a boxed lunch each day in the ball room where we are socializing and sewing. At night we head to town and eat dinner at one of the favorite local restaurants.
During the three day retreat, guests sew projects, learn new skills (if there is a guest instructor), work on make-and-takes, get some goodies and giveaways, and make new friends.
Retreats are one the highlights for me as a quilter. I hope you get a chance to attend one. There are many to choose from, but if you find this location and time of year to be a good fit for you, we would love to meet you and have you join us. Regardless of which retreat you choose to go on, I hope you love your experience. Hopefully what I shared here today motivated you to try a quilting retreat or attend another one if you’ve already gone to one.
I hope you get to enjoy a Quilt Retreat sometime! Check out more of my ‘Quilt Questions Answered’, like in THIS BLOG POST answering all your questions on Longarm Quilting.
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