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. 


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!

MLQG Retreats are held every spring and fall 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.

Spring Retreat 2024
Linck Hill Inn, Nauvoo, PA

March 25 - March 28, 2024

$293 for a single room

$261 for multiple occupancy 

Contact Jenn Deitzler for more information or 
to reserve your space. 

Fall Retreat 2024
Linck Hill Inn, Nauvoo, PA



(Kit includes all materials needed to make one of the ornaments pictured.)

Shiny Bright Wool Applique Workshop

Learn the basics of wool applique while making a beautiful wool "Shiny Bright" Christmas Ornament.

Monday, June 24th (Only 6 months until Christmas!) 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Presbyterian Church, Wellsboro, PA
Instructed by Phyllis Weaver
Cost: $20 (kit to make one ornament included)

Materials needed:
small (sharp) scissors
#24 chenille needle

Additional ornament kits will be available for $8 each. Phyllis will also have a selection of her hand dyed wool, wool applique kits, patterns, and threads for sale (cash or checks only). 

Salad Bar Lunch...each person will bring a different salad topping (tomatoes, onions, green peppers, cucumbers, etc.) The guild will provide lettuce, dressings, rolls and butter, bottled water, paper products.

Class size is limited to 20.

Contact Bonnie H. or Susan Mc. to register. 

MLQG 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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