The first ever VTMQG retreat is this fall, Sept. 29–Oct. 2 at Camp Abnaki in North Hero, Vermont.
- Full Retreat + Thursday: Thursday dinner to Sunday brunch — $185
- Full Retreat: Friday lunch to Sunday brunch — $140
- Day Attendance (no overnights): Thursday dinner to Sunday brunch — $115
We will set up our sewing machines in the building known as “The Shed,” using 8 ft. tables (2 people per table) or you can bring your own 4 ft. or smaller table which is strongly recommended to help with space. You will need a sewing light and, if you prefer, you own sewing chair. Because space is limited, we will be setting up a designated ironing and large cutting station. So please leave your large cutting mats and ironing boards/irons at home unless you are asked to bring one.
For our first retreat, there won’t be much structured time so feel free to bring projects you’d like to work on. The only scheduled item, besides meals, will be Carla and Kevin coming up from Middlebury Sew-N-Vac to give a presentation on Machine Maintenance. They will be up Saturday evening after dinner. This event will be open to the Champlain Valley Quilt Guild retreat attendees, as well as any VTMQG member that isn’t attending the retreat for no extra fee.
Everyone will be sleeping in cabins, which have four sets of bunkbeds in each with 4 people to a cabin. VTMQG will be assigned a group of cabins to use. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag and pillow as well as a towel and toiletries. The cabins are rustic and were built for summer occupancy. You are welcome to bring a small electric heater with you, but please check with Trista first to make sure the kind of heater is acceptable. We can only use one heater per cabin.
There are two bathroom blocks, both simple, but adequate with hot water!
You are responsible for your lunch on Thursday. Meals will be provided for us from dinner on Thursday to brunch on Sunday. We will have access to a walk in fridge for personal beverages. Please make sure your items are labeled, and read the labels before you help yourself.
This wouldn’t be happening without the support of the Champlain Valley Quilt Guild and their generous offer of space at Camp Abnaki during their semi-annual retreat.