If you’re not familiar with the quilting world, you might think it sounds like a rehabilitation facility for quilt addicts.
A quilters retreat can be informal with just a few quilters who get together. The location could be someone’s home, church room, or library room to work on individual or group projects. The retreat can be large, where the registration to attend must be made months with booking hotel rooms necessary. Some retreats are held on cruise ships.
What is done at a Quilt Retreat?
With the knowledge that this scheduled time is just for them, quilters bring their WIPS (works in progress) or their UFOs (unfinished objects) along with their sewing machine and quilting tools.
They don’t have to worry about being interrupted by family members calling. There is no need to stop sewing to prepare breakfast, lunch, or dinner. There are no thoughts of doing the laundry or ironing. The quilters are free just to focus on their project. This is their much-anticipated time to enjoy the fellowship of like-minded people, eat, laugh, and make new friends.
What kind of food is brought to a Quilt Retreat?
For the smaller retreats, some meal planning is necessary. A sign-up sheet where people can choose what they want to bring: salad, appetizer, bread or rolls, cheese and fruit, main course, and dessert.
Quilting projects are shared, along with contact information and recipes. A good time is had by all!
A quilt retreat favorite recipe is the Mississippi Pot Roast sandwich and chips.
It’s a tasty main meat course, and it can feed up to 10 or 12 people.
Be sure to bring your written recipe to share with the other ladies who are sure to ask you for it.
You can find a printable version of this recipe on my site under the Recipes tab.
In My Quilt Project Planner, you’ll find chapters to keep track of recipes and to write down contact information of new friends made at your retreats.
Check it out to see if you think this planner might help you organize the new food and friends that you’re sure to discover at your next quilt retreat.
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