The start of the millennium has seen a growing interest in the tradition of quilting. Indeed, despite numerous ways to pass the time in today’s digital world the popularity of quilting continues thanks to passionate quilters who make every effort to share their love of the craft to other people. These artists came up with quilting retreats in order to encourage more people to quilt.
Quilting retreats as the name suggest provides an opportunity to anyone interested in quilting to learn the craft in a quiet place away from the daily bustles of life. It is a perfect time to relax and at the same time learn a wonderful hobby.
While quilting retreats are typically for beginners, there are also those designed for quilters who would like to discover more about quilting. Many experienced quilters join quilting retreats for the chance to work on their projects for a few days without any interruptions or to complete their long overdue projects. Some quilting retreats set one project, which all participants will work on to complete.
Organizers of quilting retreats arrange workshops and classes, which can range from introduction to quilting to demonstrations of new quilting ideas and techniques. Aside from educational or instructional programs, there are also programs to motivate participants. These quilting retreats aim to impart to participants the need to keep the art and craft of quilting alive.
Quilting retreats bring together people from all sorts of background who share the same interest or passion for quilting. It provides quilters not only the chance to learn about quilting from each other but also just simply to socialize and enjoy a weekend getaway. As you can expect, organizers of quilting retreats choose venues that are away from the city and close to nature. There are in fact many venues designed specially for such a retreat.
Quilting retreats generally include accommodation, meals, use of quilting area, tools and worktables. Participants bring their own quilting supplies. Prices vary depending on how the number of days, type of accommodation and other retreat inclusions. There are different activities that participants can enjoy aside from quilting depending on the organizer. Typical activities include a massage, facial, spa, even a manicure or pedicure. Some offer trips to the beach, a nature reserve and other local attractions.
With these all-inclusive quilting retreats, quilters have all the time to do what they love, enjoy the company of fellow quilters, and get more inspiration to continue their crafts.