Spring Quilting Retreat?

K8OrlandoOctober 6, 2011

I don't have all the information yet, but I'm posting this now since the Camp Cheerio people will be together and can talk about it a little

There is a group in Florida who puts on quilt retreats in the Leesburg area. This is less than an hour northwest of Orlando so it's very easy to get to. They'll do groups as small as 10 and based on the current group of 15 I'm sure we could get enough.

The place they use is lovely and has either double rooms or private rooms available. Food is included, but doesn't sound as wonderful as what they are about to get in NC! The cost is pretty low for a 4 day/3 night retreat and includes meals. We could even add a local instructor for an additional fee if we want to.

I'll be getting a quote from them within a few days, but I would like to know if anyone is interested in doing a quilt retreat in Florida and when would be the best time? Feb? March? May? (Notice I didn't put April on the list because I already have a trip planned that month for my father-in-law's 90th birthday!) Anything after May gets too hot and too close to the Fall North Carolina retreat.

So, what do you think?

Kate

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
toolgranny

confirming we have received your news. We'll talk it up here.

    Bookmark   October 6, 2011 at 4:51PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

I'd be interested......if the price is comparable with Camp Cheerio. It's about 1 1/2 hours east of me.

    Bookmark   October 6, 2011 at 7:09PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rosajoe_gw

Me too!!! Spring is OK any time but not close to Easter for me.

I looked them up on the NET and it look really nice.
Rosa

    Bookmark   October 6, 2011 at 7:13PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
K8Orlando

Well I didn't really expect this but they only have three possible weekends for private groups next spring! I know we're no where near ready to make a commitment to this so it probably won't happen. But here's the information anyway. The price seems pretty reasonable for three nights and meals.

These are the options for dates:
Feb 23-26
May 3-6
May 10-13

4 days / 3 nights / 9 meals
cost per person double $427.00
cost per person single $502.00

Here is a link that might be useful: Be Sew Creative Quilt Retreats

    Bookmark   October 6, 2011 at 7:46PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
gininmn

I'd be quite interested if it were the Feb. 23-26 dates. That's the week after President's Day weekend (Feb. 18-20) and it's less than 50 miles south of Ocala National Forest which has many great places to paddle.

    Bookmark   October 6, 2011 at 10:52PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

There's quite a bit of cost difference from Camp Cheerio. I just took the price and divided by the nights stayed. I don't think we'd need their instructors or anything else....just room and board so maybe they can lower the price??? Since they're geared for quilt retreats, they're already set up for what we'd need in that area.

The quilt shop in Trenton was thinking about setting up a bed and breakfast or something specific for quilt retreats. I haven't heard if they followed through on it or not.

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   October 10, 2011 at 5:05PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
K8Orlando

Sharon, what was the cost for Camp Cheerio? The price quote for the FL retreat is the total price for 3 nights and all meals, not price per night. Instructors are extra; $100 - $200 depending on the instructor. I agree that we don't need that.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2011 at 5:35PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
K8Orlando

Oops! Never mind. I just saw Jennifer's post about the Cheerio cost. You're right: that's a big price difference altho the FL cost didn't seem bad to me.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2011 at 5:40PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Kate, I've sent you an email...... @:)

    Bookmark   October 13, 2011 at 11:52AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
K8Orlando

Got it! Thanks :~))

    Bookmark   October 13, 2011 at 11:32PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
grammyp

I sent you one, too.

beverly

    Bookmark   October 14, 2011 at 12:42AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
K8Orlando

Got it!

Let's keep looking for a good spring venue. The one I found is too pricey and has too few dates still available. I'm sure there's a great place out there for us though! Maybe someplace by a beach? Maybe we would all be inspired to do Storm at Sea quilts!

Sadly, I don't have time to hunt for a place or arrange to make it all happen, but if anyone else does I'll be happy to help.

Kate

    Bookmark   October 14, 2011 at 1:15PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
salijo

I doubt I would be able to attend anything, but I can't resist a challenge. I found this website that lists quilting retreats by state.

Salijo

Here is a link that might be useful: Quilter's Retreat Guide

    Bookmark   October 14, 2011 at 3:07PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jennifer_in_va

Another option/thought someone maybe wishes to follow through with would be renting a house. I have a quilt friend who rents a house in the Outer Banks (I think) with a small group of her (other) friends for a week each year.

It's a bit different in that you would have to cook, but financially it might work out cheaper, and if you rotated cooking meals, you wouldn't have to do it every day.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2011 at 5:18PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

I was thinking the same thing, Jennifer. Some of my up-north family does that in Orlando....there's usually a pool so there's no sand coming into the house. Don't have a clue what they pay and I'd be bringing in dinner when it would be my turn....but, I really like the idea of no housework, no cooking, and being waited on.

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   October 14, 2011 at 9:22PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
faytay

A Florida retreat in February or March?? Yah, that's something I would take vacation for.

Faye

    Bookmark   October 15, 2011 at 8:58AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
salijo

Mom, you might want to check with Heather, but $600 for the entire time they were there rings a bell with me. There were were over a dozen people there, although many were children. Another thing to consider is that if several people attend, a house may not have a big enough room for everyone to set up a work area.
Salijo

    Bookmark   October 17, 2011 at 3:35AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
teresa_nc7

I have checked on renting a house at the NC coast for a group on our cooking forum. The only drawbacks that I see are a) only enough bedrooms (sharing) for 8 quilters or so and b) lack of space to set up sufficient sewing space.

Cooking meals isn't such a big deal: you stick with simple menus, make a casserole or two ahead if someone is driving to the site, two people cook and two different people clean up. Meals are kept simple and take-out is usually available somewhere. A nice dinner at a local restaurant is possible for one evening. The only time consuming thing is to purchase groceries once you reach the destination.

I'm willing to check out rental vacation homes at the VA, NC, and SC coastal areas for the early spring months. In March and April, there would probably not be a problem of heavy snow fall in these areas. Flying to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) might still involve a rental car to get to the coast. I don't know which airlines fly into Wilmington.

Anyone interested?

Teresa

    Bookmark   October 17, 2011 at 7:08AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
msmeow

Kate, the guild has their retreat at the San Pedro retreat center here in Orlando. I haven't been to one so I don't know about pricing or anything, but it may be an option.

Donna

    Bookmark   October 17, 2011 at 8:51AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Jamestown Landing ready to quilt.
I got the top done and loaded onto the frame. I am...
jackier123
Washing polyester quilt tops?
Hello, My granny recently gave me a couple of quilt...
anniebeagle
Need advice on batting and a little help with Houzz
I have only made two quilts, both small ones, and have...
donna_loomis
The Zelda Quilt-Along
We launched Zelda: The Quilt-Along on my blog yesterday....
lindaoh_gw
Quilting ideas please
The sailboat quilt will be put in the frame this evening....
grammyp
Sponsored Products
Area Rug: Supreme Cowboy Quilt Multi Colored 39" x 58"
$79.97 | Home Depot
Lucia Matelasse Coverlet
FRONTGATE
Holly 4 Piece Queen Bedroom Set in Espresso Dark Brown
$787.00 | LexMod
Denim Napa King Quilt
$160.95 | Bellacor
Acqua Di Loto Lotus Water Fountain
Overstock.com
Lavender Reversible Quilt Bedding Set
$29.99 | zulily
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™