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Camelia's 4-Day/3-Night Quilting Retreats

What better way to celebrate spring or fall than to attend a quilting retreat? Our retreats are located in a picturesque and scenic location, with the convenience of the city and the beauty of the country.  The grounds include a garden area with lovely walking paths and peaceful fountains. Click here to see photos of the facility. For more information, email

Quilts on the country fence

My quilting retreats have been attended by ladies from a six-state area since 2009 and the quilters say, “It’s well worth the drive!” 

Laughing and having fun

At my quilting retreat we truly have more fun than should be allowed. Come join us!

Click here for a slideshow of Spring 2014

Quilting Retreat Group Photo

Click here for a slideshow of Spring 2013

Gourmet chololate dessert       Quilters with quilts along white fence      Gourmet fruit platter

May 30 – June 2, 2013: The spring retreat of 2013 provided luxurious accommodations with all the comforts of home.  With an artisan chef, we took as many photos of the food as we did of the quilts! The class was from my new pattern “Alice’s Quest for Victory” in honor of my friend, Alice, a two time ovarian cancer survivor. It makes a perfect charity, raffle, auction or fund raiser quilt. There were many beautiful teal fabrics (teal represents the ovarian cancer color).


Click here for slideshow of Spring 2012

Group photo
Photo by Mel Futch

Click here for slideshow of Spring 2010

Hand crafted wooden bowls by Mr. Boyd
Some of the quilters show off their hand crafted bowls made by fourth
generation woodsman and Floyd County artisan, Glendon Boyd.

Click here for slideshow of Fall 2010

Another completed quilt at the retreat
Photo by Mel Futch

You won't believe how much you can accomplish at the retreat!


Click here for slideshow of Fall 2009

Turkey quilt at 2009 retreat

We loved seeing Abbie's impressive turkey quilt. What a talented lady.

Special thanks to those who shared photos of past retreats: Mel and Mary Ellen Futch, Donna Foster, Lynne Brann, Cindy Moser, Judy Ruggles, Becky Trimble, Debbie Lane, Vanessa Glova and Debra Tedford.

What should a quilter expect at my award winning retreat? Five days of uninterrupted quilting, fun and camaraderie.  Lodging in a beautiful setting with breath-taking mountain views, wonderful meals cooked with TLC and home-baked delectable goodies.  A quilter’s gift for everyone and daily door prizes will be a special treat.

Shopping at the three-story sewing paradise, Schoolhouse Fabrics, Farmer's Supply General Hardware since 1931 and other quaint shops in Floyd will be a pleasure not soon forgotten.

The atmosphere is relaxed, the dress is casual and the people you meet will become life-long quilting friends.

Here are some comments from quilters who attended previous quilting retreats:
"This is the best quilting retreat I've ever been to."
“This was my first quilting retreat and it exceeded all my expectations.”
“I want to thank you for the well planned meals which were great and the special material colors and the beautiful wooden bowl and door prize too!”
“Beautiful country setting.”
“Beds were very comfortable.”
“Meals were great.  Healthy and adequate.”
[About activities] “Floyd was a very nice little fun community.  Great road trip.”
“Everyone gets along so great—wonderful way to meet new friends and quilters.”
“Facilities were excellent.  The camp was quite spectacular.”
“I learned a lot and laughed a lot—I don’t think it gets any better than that!”

In 2010, during the Virginia DAR State Conference, “Camelia’s 5 Day/4 Night Quilting Retreat” received the prestigious “Best Cultural Events Award.”

For more information, email or call 540-808-7356.