Workshops | Retreats | Trips

Check this page frequently for updates on upcoming guild-sponsored workshops, retreats, and trips.

 IMPORTANT:  Please review the full reservation/cancellation policy statement at the very bottom of this page, below any posts about upcoming events. 

Retreats

If you've never been to a Guild retreat, you are missing one of the joys of being in a guild. The variety of experiences at a retreat is amazing! You can get 10 opinions about your block layout, a private consultation about paper piecing or appliqué, be cheered for finishing a project, go shopping, sew until 2 AM or start at 6 AM, never have to cook or clean, and really get to know 30 of your sister quilters. Try it. You'll like it!


Fall Retreat 2022
Linck Hill Inn, Nauvoo, PA

Fall Retreat is held in September at the Linck Hill Inn, Nauvoo, PA.  Linck Hill Inn is a beautifully restored nineteenth century mansion and offers guests beautiful accommodations accented by turn-of-the-century antique furnishings. The Linck Hill Inn has an excellent sewing room, elegant dining rooms, sitting rooms, a game room, snack area, and numerous sitting and conversation areas. The perfect country setting to spend a few days leisurely stitching with your friends.

September 26 to 29 at Linck Hill Inn
10:00am Monday to 3:00 pm Thursday
$221.00 for shared room
$251.00 for single occupancy

Spring Retreat 2023
Linck Hill Inn, Nauvoo, PA

Spring Retreat is held in March at the Linck Hill Inn, Nauvoo, PA.  Linck Hill Inn is a beautifully restored nineteenth century mansion and offers guests beautiful accommodations accented by turn-of-the-century antique furnishings. The Linck Hill Inn has an excellent sewing room, elegant dining rooms, sitting rooms, a game room, snack area, and numerous sitting and conversation areas. The perfect country setting to spend a few days leisurely stitching with your friends.
 
 
 April-

What? Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild Mini-Retreat!
When?   April 9, 2022 (Saturday)
Where? First Presbyterian Church Hall, 130 Main St, Wellsboro, PA 16901
Time? 9:00 a.m.– 3:00 p.m.  (Doors open at 8:30 to set up.)
Project? We will learn to make at least one “Pine Tree” block that is used to make the "Potter County Pine Tree Quilt" (Demonstration with Marcia Newcomb!)
Cost? $15.00 (includes pizza/water for lunch!) Feel free to bring snacks to share if you like.
Materials?  One jelly roll of your choice and approximately 2 yards of background fabric to make 12 Pine Tree blocks. (each measuring 16.5" x 15".) And of course… your sewing machine and personal sewing belongings needed to sew.  [Small cutting mat, rulers and cutter, small iron, extension cord, light and anything else you think you might need!]

There will be “extra” time in the afternoon to work on other “personal” projects, too!!
Maybe you have a jelly roll pattern you would like to share!!!
October-

What? Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild Mini-Retreat!
When?   October 8, 2022 (Saturday)
Where? First Presbyterian Church Hall, 130 Main St, Wellsboro, PA 16901
Time? 9:00 a.m.– 3:00 p.m.  (Doors open at 8:30 to set up.)
Project?Dresden Block”(Demonstration with Dawn Pettie!)
Cost? $15.00 (includes pizza/water for lunch!) Feel free to bring snacks to share if you like.
Materials? Assorted pieces of fabric (anything of your choosing that would look good in a Dresden Plate!) And of course… your sewing machine and personal sewing belongings needed to sew.  [Small cutting mat, rulers and cutter, small iron, extension cord, light and anything else you think you might need!]

There will be “extra” time in the afternoon to work on other “personal” projects, too!!
Maybe you have a Dresden Plate quilt you would like to share!!!
November-

What? Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild Mini-Retreat!
When?   November 5, 2022 (Saturday)
Where? Westfield, PA
Time? 9:00 a.m.– 3:00 p.m.  (Doors open at 8:30 to set up.)
Project? Strip piecing “Heart Placemat”(Demonstration with Janie Baer!)
Cost? $15.00 (includes pizza/water for lunch!) Feel free to bring snacks to share if you like.
Materials?  And of course… your sewing machine and personal sewing belongings needed to sew.  [Small cutting mat, rulers and cutter, small iron, extension cord, light and anything else you think you might need!]

There will be “extra” time in the afternoon to work on other “personal” projects, too!!
Maybe you have a placemat you would like to share!!!

Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild Class
 and Trip Reservation Policy

Purpose: This policy is intended to clarify the rights and responsibilities of members who reserve a place in a Guild sponsored class, retreat, or trip for which there is a fee. Such fees are based on the cost to the Guild for the event and are contingent on the number of participants.

For instance, a class fee would be computed by dividing the teacher’s fee by the maximum number of participants. A retreat fee would be based on sleeping accommodations requested in the contract with the host site. A bus trip fee might be $40 each for 40 participants but go to $50 each with only 25 participants. In each case, the Guild must cover the full cost with the fees paid by participating members rather than out of the general fund. Event planners are encouraged to set fees at a level that slightly exceeds costs in order to cover unforeseen issues.

Procedural steps:
  1.   When a trip or class with a fee is announced to the membership, members are invited to reserve a place for this event. This is done by signing a list passed at a meeting, filling out a registration form, or calling the appropriate event chair. A wait list is also started when the event list is filled.
  2.   The fee required for the event is noted at the registration time. Time frame for payment of required fees is stated at this time. This will include a deposit of 50% of the total cost. Final payment will be due at least one week before the event. Some events may require full payment as much as one month ahead. Fees may be scheduled to be paid in segments with separate due dates.
  3.   It is each member’s responsibility to pay the required fee by the stated date. If a member does not pay the required fee by the stated time, she will be notified by the event chair, her participation in the event will be cancelled, and her name removed from the list.
  4.   If a member cancels prior to the final payment date, any deposit paid for the event may be returned to the member. The next person on the wait list is then invited to participate and must pay for the event prior to the final payment date.
  5.   If a member needs to cancel her participation after the final payment date, she must contact the event chair. If a person can be found to take her place and the new person’s fee is received, the event chair may authorize the treasurer to refund the cancelling member’s paid fees. If there is no waiting list for the event, or if no one can be located to fill the available slot, the member’s fees will not be refunded. At this time, the Guild has committed Guild funds to support the event at the participation level planned. To refund fees after the final due date would cause the whole Guild membership to pay for a member whose plans changed.
  6.   In the event that this policy causes a hardship to the member whose fees are not returned, the member may appeal the decision, in writing, to the Guild Board of Directors, which will consider the matter at its next meeting. The decision of the Board will be final.

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