Annual Member Retreat

Every year that we aren't dealing with a global pandemic, the St Louis Modern Quilt Guild hosts a 3-day retreat, Typically in the fall, this member's only event is held at a local hotel. Members enjoy a relaxing weekend with Quilty friends sewing, sharing, learning, and having fun! Over the course of the three-day event, in addition to getting some quality time with their sewing machine, members participate in various demonstrations, participate in networking and fun activities with other members, and have an opportunity to win some great raffle prizes.

Typically, members are given the option of attending one, two or all three days. Hotel rooms are available at a discounted rate for those that want to stay on-site; many of the attendees choose to commute every day.

The 2023 SewMe Retreat is scheduled for September 15th through the 17th.

This slide show is photos taken at the 2022 SewMeSTL held at Marriott St. Louis West on October 7 - 9, 2022.

Ninty-eight members attended the 2022 SewMeSTL retreat throughout the three days; 88 on Friday, Saturday was maxed out at 96 and Sunday had 72. Sixty-seven members attended all three days. The guild offered short demonstrations throughout the weekend taught by member voluteers. 

  • Friday - Web Chain Piecing with Tess McMahon, Paper Piecing with Marie Hill and Labeling Your Quilts with Linda Kocher.
  • Saturday - Improv Curves with Heather Dye, Faux Piped Binding/Facing with Cynthia Cook and Big Stitch Binding with Jessica Schunke.
  • Sunday - Scrap Rope Tutorial with Cynthia Cook, and Bias Binding with Nancy Dlugosz.

Thank you volunteer instructors! You did a great job, we learned so much!

In addition to the demonstrations, there was networking and games both Friday and Saturday evening. The winner of the Guild's Accuquilt Go! raffle was announced, congratulations Christine Taour. Each night many donated items were raffled off. Those raffle tickets were included in the price of the registration. Also, member, Dottie Vaughn, brought her batting display and set aside time to answer questions. Will McDonald from Just Sew was on hand Saturday to sharpen scissors. 

Besides the large ballroom, the guild also utilized two break-out rooms, one for irons and cutting stations and a separate room for the games and demonstrations. 

The price of two hotel rooms was raffled off at the September guild meeting, those winners were Angie Terry and Carol Taylor. 

Thanks to Jenn Deck and her terrific committee for organizing such a great event!

St. Louis Modern Quilt Guild is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 216 Parkland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63122

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