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Escape from your daily lives for four or five fun days at the Valley Quilters Guild Retreat. Scheduled twice a year at the secluded and picturesque Camp Maranatha, come enjoy all the quilting, talking, food and fun! Work at your own pace on whatever you want for however long you want. We have early risers and night owls. People who just relax and those who sew sew sew! Make a new friend and enjoy seeing all the beautiful quilts being created.

Rooms are double occupancy with private bathrooms in a two story building with two large sewing rooms. Lunch and dinner is provided at the nearby dining hall, bring breakfast items and snacks as desired. You will need to provide your own food for Thursday lunch and all breakfasts. Please bring food items that do not need to be cooked, i.e., muffins, fruit, cold cereal etc. There is a microwave and a refrigerator available in the downstairs sewing room. We usually have some extras from the dining hall and goodies made by the members.

We also provide ironing boards, cutting tables and mats.

Theme: Sew Sweet

October 2017 Retreat

Sign-up: Now thru the October membership meeting or until all of the 32 spots are taken. Sign-up at the monthly meetings after paying the deposit or the whole retreat fee. You can pay your deposit or fee in person by check made out to "Valley Quilters Guild" or cash at the monthly meetings or mail a check. You may also pay the full Retreat amount, in the shop, on this website.

Four Day Retreat

Guild Members Cost: $100.00 deposit to hold your spot. Total: $195.00 for 4 days

Non-Member Cost: $235.00 for 4 days

When: (arrive) 11am Thursday, October 19 thru 2pm (pack up) Sunday, October 22

Where: Camp Maranatha
Mile 1.5 Horseshoe Lake Rd
Big Lake, AK 99652

Questions: Contact the Retreat Committee

Optional Activities

We have several optional activities for those who want to participate. There is no pressure to do any of these! Participation is up to you!

Gift Exchange - If you are participating, the base price is no less than $15.00. You may go up in cost, as long as you are comfortable. The maximum number of gifts exchanged is three, and items should be quilt related. Add your name inside your package(s) so the recipient can thank you. Please do not put used items in your gift packages.

Raffle Baskets - We will have two Raffle Baskets filled with lots of great quilting items. Tickets are $ .50 each, cash only.

Block Drawings - We will have two designs. There is no limit to the number of blocks you may enter, but different fabrics must be used for multiple entries of the same block. Blocks must be finished prior to the drawing.

Surprise Gifts - Some people bring small gifts for all retreat attendees which include handmade items like kleenex holders, pin cushions, bag tags, etc.; store bought items like fat quarters, socks, party gifts; or store bought or homemade food items. Sometimes these items fit the theme and sometimes they are just something fun! There is no base price for this activity. There is no pressure to bring surprise gifts. Participation is up to you!

And there will be DOOR PRIZES AND GAMES. Be prepared for lots of fun!

Retreat Handouts:

Retreat Information

Retreat Blocks - Coming Soon

Quilt Store Discounts - TBA

Menu - TBA

September Membership Meeting

Things to Bring

  1. Name Tag
  2. Fat Quarter - Browns
  3. Block of the Month
  4. Service Items
  5. Bucket List

September Newsletter Submission Deadline:  August 16, 2017

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