2019 Retreats in Winston--Salem, NC; South Boston, VA & Blowing Rock, NC

Salem Quilt Retreats
Salem Stitches


Prepare to be pampered...

Retreats & Workshops with a Historic Flair

The Historic Brookstown Inn in Winston-Salem NC

The Historic Brookstown Inn in The Old Salem Historic District near downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina. A short stroll to Old Salem Museums & Gardens and MESDA, the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts.  The Inn started its life as Salem Manufacturing Company and was one of the first mills in the south to utilize electric lighting. The  seventy guest room inn  includes a large courtyard and a grand ballroom accommodating our quilters! The hotel breakfast room features a full, hot southern breakfast each morning and the Cotton Mill Lounge (just outside the sewing room) hosts wine and cheese each night for guests. Plus who can forget the evening cookies & milk.

Late September and early November is the perfect time to visit the Piedmont of North Carolina.

Berry Hill Resort in South Boston VA

Berry Hill Resort & Conference Center features over 92 luxurious rooms adorned with antiques, sleigh beds, four posted beds, towel warmers, in-room coffee and wireless internet. Breakfast and evening cookies & milk are included for our retreat attendees. Berry Hill is nestled in a tree-lined forest covering 650 acres in the heart of historic South Boston, Virginia. This former antebellum plantation estate and (now) National Historic Landmark welcomed its first guests to the beautiful Virginia countryside in 1728. Plus an indoor pool, tennis courts, exercise facility and spa services await you.  The grounds are perfect for strolling and there are great areas for visiting with friends. The sewing room, located in the state of the art conference center, has lots of natural light. 

The Virginia countryside is perfect for our February and March retreats!

Blowing Rock Venue Announced Soon

Stay tuned for more information!

In the midst of planning a Summer and Fall retreat in the mountains.

Salem Stitches in Old Salem

Opening in October is Salem Stitches, the Gathering Spot for Quilters, Sewists and Stitchers.

Located in the heart of Old Salem Museums and Gardens at 151 West Street, our location shares a patio area with the Flour Box Tea Room & Cafe.

Hands On Workshops, both traditional and modern; Retreat weekends and special events are being scheduled now. Contact us if you would like to bring your group to Old Salem.

More about our Retreats!

Our Retreats Include:

  • Personal large table with plenty of room for your sewing machine, supplies & projects!
  • Ergonomic Herman Miller chairs on wheels for your comfort
  • Cutting & ironing stations, mats, and design walls. Plus light tables!
  • Notion, tool & project demos 
  • Display of Quilting favorites and new finds to inspire and tempt you!
  • Includes lodging in spacious double occupancy rooms with single room option
  • Breakfast provided by hotel
  • Gourmet meals 
  • Snacks, drinks & delectable afternoon dessert breaks 
  • A canvas tote made in NC to bring your completed projects home in
  • Amenities and goodies designed to pamper 
  • Time to sew on your own projects with a great group of quilters & sewists

Each retreat is designed with a different theme and may include optional workshops or other events. We focus on giving you time to work on your own projects. 

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About Us

We've EXPANDED Our Salem Quilt Retreats & Workshops!

Our three day Quilt Retreats in historic settings are designed to pamper and give you time to sew your projects. A Quilt Shop partner is present with demos, fun and a store for items you need & those enticing goodies you just want to have.

A few times a year, we have a guest teacher visiting for a retreat and offer a workshop open to all quilters before the retreat begins.

See Event Calendar for details!

We now host events in Winston-Salem, North Carolina; South Boston, Virginia and Blowing Rock, North Carolina!

Retreat Products chosen with YOU in mind!

We are often asked where we found a favorite tool or goodie. Now, you can purchase selected items in advance and we will have it ready and waiting at your table when you arrive. We LOVE our "Brick & Mortar" Quilt Shop partners and want them to survive the retail scene... 10% of your purchase goes directly to the Quilt Shop at your retreat.  We strive to complement, not compete. Buy your retreat supplies today and have them waiting for you at the retreat! Gypsy Sit upon and Swan Amity Quilting Gloves and a few other items  are available now. More to come.

Quilt! Carolina

We also coordinate the premier Shop Hop in North Carolina. Plan to join us October 4-13, 2018. Information is available on the event website QuiltCarolina.com.