Quilts by Barb

2017 quilt retreat getaway weekend

It's our 15th Anniversary 
and we want you to come celebrate with us!!

When: Friday, November 10, 2017, 5:30 to 6:30 registration, 
                retreat starting at 7:00 PM,
 noon, Monday, November 13, 2017

Where: Quality Inn Hotel and Ballroom,
                 Mineral Point, Wisconsin


Rooms are available at The Quality Inn Hotel, 1345 Business Park Rd, Mineral Point, WI which is attached to the ballroom where we will be working. Contact the hotel directly at 608-987-4747 to make room reservations. A block of rooms has been reserved under "Quilts by Barb."


Meals: On your own. Continental breakfast is included with hotel room if staying at the hotel. 

2017 Retreat Project - Dresden Neighborhood

Dresden neighborhood. ...Kim Lapacek:

Persimon Dreams - Kim Lapacek

We are celebrating 15 years of our Quilt Retreat Getaway Weekends and we have created a wonderful quilting family throughout the years.  I thought the Dresden Neighborhood was a wonderful example of our time together.

 This fun project can be made in ANY fabrics.  If you love bright, modern prints, go for it.  Are you into the civil war fabrics?  Just think accordingly when establishing your neighborhood.  This is going to be DELIGHTFUL!!

This pattern was designed by Kim Lapacek of Persimon Dreams.  We used Kim's pattern, Justice Lodge in 2016 and it was a hit.  Thanks again to Kim for designing this perfect, fun pattern for us to share and create with this year.

I have a Pinterest board with Dresden Neighborhood quilts.  Check it out: https://www.pinterest.com/quiltsbybarb/2017-quilt-retreat-getaway-weekend/

other info regarding retreat.....

The "yard that keeps on going........." You have to attend a retreat to learn more about it! 

  • Show and Tell by our participants. This is a favorite of all quilters. We show quilts completed from past retreats as well as other quilts and quilt items.
  • Our goal is to offer you an educational and relaxing weekend with the best; other quilters!

  • Do you live within driving distance of the retreat? You are not required to stay at the hotel to participate. We would love to have you!
  • Would rather work on a project of your own?  No problem.  We will be there to help you in anyway you need.  Diane Lapacek, our instructor for the weekend, and I will be glad to assist. 
  • Are you a beginner and would like to learn to quilt?  This is YOUR PLACE.  Contact me at 608-994-2821 or email me and I will talk to you personally about a pattern to get you started.  Diane and I will teach you the proper quilting techniques and by the end of the weekend you will have learned the basics and we on your way to being a pro.   
  • retreat payment and cancellation policy for the 2017 retreat

    The cost of the retreat is $175 for the weekend.

     A $100 deposit or full payment  is required to register for the retreat.

    There is a $25 cancellation fee at any time after registering.  If the retreat information packet has been mailed (approximately August 1, 2017) the cancellation fee will be $45.  The remainder of your deposit or full payment will be refunded to you.

    There are no refunds of the $100 deposit for any cancellations after October 1, 2017.  The deposit is not transferable to a future year.  If you have paid the full cost of the retreat and cancel, the difference between your full payment and the deposit will be refunded.

    If you do not cancel or contact me before November 9, 2017, there is no refund of any advance payment  made.

    If you have any questions about the payment policy, please contact me.


    by mail:
    send a check for $100 for deposit only or $175 for full payment  to:
    Quilts by Barb
    Barbara Raisbeck
    421 Mill St
    Bloomington, WI 53804
    Please include your name, full address, phone number and email address if you have one. If you will be attending the retreat with others, please make a note of this so we can reserve sewing spots for you together.

    by credit card

    by Paypal with your credit card: 

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    2017 Quilt Retreat Getaway Weekend