Chester, CT
Sept 29-Oct 1, 2023
(Friday - Sunday)

Fall is a great time to visit New England! Join us for a fun, all-inclusive weekend with others who also like to quilt! We’ll be staying at the We’ll be staying at the Guest House Retreat & Conference Center. There are several quilt shops nearby. 

Price starts at just $350 for the weekend! 

Join our Facebook group to get the latest details! 

Event Overview

  • The event begins at 3 PM on Friday, September 29, 2023. Checkout of the event space is 3 PM on Sunday, October 1, 2023. 
  • Price includes lodging Friday and Saturday nights (twin beds) and all meals from dinner Friday through lunch on Sunday.
  • In the quilting area, you’ll get a 6-foot table of your own, and there will be extra tables for cutting/laying out, and ironing boards. 
  • You can choose between a single, double, or even a triple room. 
  • Optional classes may be offered if there is interest. Details will be sent closer to the event. 
  • Please note: This is a fully vaccinated event. You will be asked to confirm that you will be fully vaccinated against Covid 19 before attending. 
"Patti pays attention to the small details that make events a true pleasure.
Great opportunities to learn new things and meet new friends."
Cass D., Ortanna, PA
Quilt Retreat Participant


  • 2 nights (Fri, Sat) lodging. 
  • 3 days of sewing (Fri, Sat, Sun)
  • Goodie bag
  • All meals (Fri dinner – Sunday lunch). Learn more about meals here


  • Transportation to and from the venue
  • Sewing machine and supplies 
"Patti has great organizational skills which makes event planning perfect for her. Not only does she do a great job at planning the events but she also is great at ensuring everyone is taken care of personally."
Patti T., Mt. Airy, MD
Quilt Retreat Participant


I have someone looking for two room mates to share a triple room. Email me if you would like her contact info. 
  • Triple occupancy: $350
  • Double occupancy: $390
  • Single occupancy: $496
Full paying members of the International Quilters’ Guild get a discount of $25. 

About the Trip Organizer

I’ve been a traveler my whole life. When I was 5, my family moved to Germany to live for the next 5 years. While there, we traveled around Europe extensively. And, I got bitten by the travel bug! I’ve lived in Europe (twice), traveled there several times, and visited numerous U.S. states, Canada, and Central America. 

I’ve always sewn (my Mom was a professional seamstress), and after I discovered quilting in 2003, I very quickly also discovered quilting retreats. What fun! Getting to hang out with friends for a weekend, shop, eat (and not cook or do the dishes), talk, and SEW! I was hooked.

I am the person my friends and family ask to arrange group travel. I pay attention to the small details and plan trips that everyone enjoys. My friends refer to me as the “cruise director” because I love travel planning so much!

I have been organizing quilting retreats for several years. The retreats are so popular that they sell out and there’s a waiting list.

Signing Up is Easy

  • Complete this form.
  • I will send you an invoice for your deposit (50% of the retreat fee). The remaining 50% is due September 1, 2023
  • You may pay via check, credit card, PayPal, Venmo, or CashApp. Your space is not reserved until I receive your payment. 

Annual paying members of the International Quilters Guild get $25 off the price of the retreat. No coupon is required. If you are an annual paying member (or have been a member for at least 3 months) as of August 1, 2023, your final bill for the retreat will reflect a $25 credit. Join today

Payment Policy

  • A 50% deposit is required to hold your space. The remaining 50% is due September 1, 2023
  • You may request a full refund for 72 hours after payment. 
  • Refunds, minus a 25% fee, can be requested up through August 1, 2023. If you find someone to take your place, your registration can be transferred with a $25 administrative fee. 
  • After August 1, 2023, no refunds are available. However, you may find someone to take your place for a $25 administrative fee. 
  • After September 1, 2023, no refunds or transfers are permitted. Full terms and conditions can be found here
"I look forward to retreats with Patti weeks, even months, before they arrive. We can all get a little overwhelmed with everyday life, and it's a huge relief (and great joy) for me to know that two weekends each year will be perfectly planned, pleasantly relaxed, and uniquely productive ... thanks to Patti."
Sara A., Arlington, VA
Quilt Retreat Participant

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What about Covid 19? 
A: If the local/national situation warrants cancellation, I will let you know. In that case, you have the choice of rolling over your deposit to a rescheduled date or receive a full refund. We did have to cancel in 2020 and that’s the policy we followed. Anyone who asked for a refund got one. 

Q: What’s the International Quilters’ Guild? 
A: We are an online-only group of quilters who interact on Facebook. The group is free to join. 

Q: What about meals? I have a food preference or allergy. 
A: You’ll get an opportunity to review the menu for Friday night and indicate any dietary needs closer to the event. For other meals, you can order off a menu. 

Spaces are limited.