2023 Quilt Retreat

We are so excited to announce our very first Modish Quilter Quilt Retreat! This retreat is not just for Modish Quilter Subscribers but ALL quilters! Registration will open to our magazine subscribers first on Friday, January 27th, 2023. It will then open to the public on Thursday, February 9th, 2023. Scroll down to find out all about the retreat and how badly you want to be there with us! 🙂

Join Erin, Megan, and Kiley on a 4 day quilt retreat surrounded by American history, Blue Ridge mountains, and rivers! Bring your quilt projects and your friends! And don’t forget to leave some space in your suitcase for some amazing goodies you’ll get while you are here. 

The Important Details

WHO

All Quilters! Subscribers to MQ Mag will get first pick and priority. But anyone is welcome to come when registration opens to the public. Space is limited to 13 guests, plus the 3 of us! 

When

Wednesday, May 31st – Saturday, June 3rd, 2023

WHere

Charles Town, West Virginia- near Washington DC, MD, and VA

What

A fun and luxurious getaway where we will quilt to our hearts content, relax poolside, and enjoy making new quilty friends! PLUS awesome goodies and door prizes!

Food and lodging is provided.

location. location. location.

Location is everything! We feel no differently about this location for our quilt retreat! Not only is it located in an area with deep roots in our American history, but the home is nestled on farmland just minutes away from town. We will be staying in luxury for the week with lots of opportunity to explore the historic town of Charles Town and Harpers Ferry, WV. 

The main home has lots of space to spread out and sew, while still feeling comfortable and connecting with other people. The main house is where we will spend most of our time gathering together, sewing, and eating. There is a second newly built cabin on the property that will provide additional sleeping accommodations.

Sewing Room
This will be the quilting room
Common Area
kitchen
Kitchen
Saltwater pool and patio
Hot Tub
Other Common Area
cabin
Second building: Cabin
Cabin Kitchen
Cabin Common Areas

Sleeping accommodations

There is a wide range of sleeping accommodations, which we have priced accordingly. Please check the bedroom number of the room you want before signing up. Only one person per bed. Bed prices include event activities and meals as listed below. They do not include your travel to and/or from the retreat location. **Disclaimer: Even though we won’t be bringing our fur friends with us to this retreat, this location is pet-friendly, so if you have any severe pet allergies, please email us with your concerns**

bedroom 1
Main House: Bedroom 1, King Bed. Main Level, Semi-Private (shared shower with Bedroom 5). $850
Main House: Bedroom 2, 2 Queen Beds. Lower Level. $800 per bed.
bedroom 3
Main House: Bedroom 3, 1 Queen Bed. Upper Level, Private Room with shared hall bath. $900
bedroom 4
Main House/Bedroom 4: 1 Queen Bed. Upper Level, Private Room with shared hall bath. $900
bedroom 5
Main House/Bedroom 5: 1 Full and 1 Twin. Main Level, Shared Room (shared shower with Bedroom 1) $700 per bed.
bedroom 6
Main House/Bedroom 6: 1 round 5'5" diameter swinging bed and 3 Bunk Twins. Shared room. Lower Level. $700 per bed.
bedroom 6b
Main House/Bedroom 6: 1 round 5'5" diameter swinging bed and 3 Bunk Twins. Shared room. Lower Level. $700 per bed.
Cabin/Bedroom 7: 1 Full Bed. Private Room and full bathroom. $950
Cabin/Bedroom 8: 1 Full Bed. Private Room and full bathroom. $950

what to pack

personal items

  • Clothing for 4 days
  • Personal hygiene products
  • Swimsuit (optional)
  • Swimming towel (optional)
  • Sandals (optional)
  • Comfortable shoes for any morning hikes (optional)
  • Any leisure activities (ie. books, notepad, computer)
  • Don’t forget your chargers

Sewing items

  • Sewing machine (If you are flying- we recommend taking it as a carry on so that you can have more control of how it is handled. Checking it is a gamble!)
  • Sewing machine cords and pedals!
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Projects to work on (we recommend pre-cutting your pieces to maximize time sewing and to free up space at the cutting stations.
  • Your favorite notion or tool to share during Show & Tell
  • A quilt you are proud of for Show & Tell and a photoshoot

Rotary cutters, cutting mats, irons, and ironing boards will be provided.

activities

This quilt retreat is mainly a sit-and-sew style where you bring your own projects to work on. We will have some fun (totally optional) group activities, show and tell time, and a photoshoot! This will be a great opportunity to get to know fellow modern quilters, have fun, relax, and hopefully, feel pampered!

The below itinerary is to give you a general idea of what we have planned, but is subject to change and all activities are optional! Pick and choose how you want your getaway weekend to go.

DAY 1: Arrive, Get to know each other, Sew, Dinner is provided

DAY 2: Breakfast is provided, Short Morning Hike, Sew, Lunch is on your own, Show & Tell, Sew, Dinner is provided

DAY 3: Breakfast is provided, Sew, Photoshoot in Historic Harper’s Ferry, Lunch is on your own, Sew, Dinner is provided

DAY 4: Breakfast is provided, Sew, Pack Up, 

At any point you are welcome to use the outdoor saltwater pool and/or hot tub!

Meals

Breakfast and dinners will be provided. Lunches will be on your own, but we will provide you with a list of local recommendations. You can order your meals in through Grub Hub or Instacart at your own expense. Or you can ride share to various locations with an Uber or if anyone has rented a car. We will be going out once a day at lunch time to get food ourselves, and would be happy to pick up food for you as well. 

Breakfasts will be a continental spread of bagels, muffins, fruit, juice, milk, coffee, etc. 

Dinners will be catered by favorite local restaurants: Alfredos Mediterranean Grill, El Ranchero, and T-Dawgs BBQ.

airports & Transportation

The closest airport is Dullas International Airport (IAD) which is about 45 minutes away. Baltimore International Airport (BWI) is often cheaper, but it is about an hour and a half away. You’ll want to either rent a car or request an Uber to get to the retreat location. We would be happy to help facilitate ride sharing.

We recommend that you arrive before lunch on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 and leave after lunch on Saturday, June 3, 2023.