The Chicago Modern Quilt Guild holds two retreats (Spring and Fall) every year at the peaceful Siena Center in Racine, WI, our home away from home for group getaways. The Siena Center is a very relaxing and welcoming space located directly on Lake Michigan and run by Dominican Nuns.
At our retreats, you may work on your own projects (be sure to bring a few!) and individual or group charity projects. (Sometimes we organize them in advance, or work on them spontaneously.) Each person will have a spot to spread out, and our spacious sewing room is open 24 hours a day.
There are a few spaces at Siena, but our group reserves the largest retreat room in the facility, the Oak Room, which allows us plenty of space to let our creativity run wild! There is also a splendid book store, and great opportunities for lakeside walks.
Retreats also feature giveaways, a scrap table, and plenty of time to get to know your fellow guild members. There are ice breakers, shared meals, and lots of silliness. It’s a wonderful opportunity to get to know people better – but we also welcome folks to plug in headphones and get into their zone.
Some people enjoy sewing and visiting at a leisurely pace, and others come with a to-do list and speed through projects. It’s a fun time for everyone, and seeing the projects we finish is one of the most fun things about retreat!
This year’s retreat has two options for Chicago Modern Quilt Guild members who choose to participate:
- $196 2-night (3-day) option: (, , Sunday)
- $288 3-night (4-day) option: (, , Sunday, )
Check-in time is no earlier than . For those leaving on Sunday, the meal is the last meal included in your fee. You must be out of your sleeping room by , but you are welcome to stay through the evening.
Your full payment is due on or prior to in order to be considered for the lottery (explained below). Payment options include:
- PayPal or Credit Card: The secure online registration form below allows you the option of paying by PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to use PayPal, and can pay by credit card without creating a PayPal account. Please make sure to follow the link at the end of the form to be redirected to the payment screen. This is our preferred payment option.
- Check (dropped off at the August or September meetings): If you choose to bring your check to the meeting, please leave it at the membership table at the beginning of the meeting. Be sure to include your name, address, email address, phone number, and and weather you are signing up for 3 or 4 days on your envelope.
Retreats sponsored by the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild are open to all current guild members who have paid dues. If more than 24 members register, spots will be determined by a lottery procedure at the February meeting. More information about the lottery procedure can be found here.
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All meetings are 2-5 pm on the third Sunday of the month, unless otherwise noted.
This month’s meeting is on Sunday, February
Rush Oak Park Hospital
520 S. Maple Ave Oak Park, Il 60304
A list of our meetings can be found here.
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We hope to see you there!