Quilting with the Experts!
Whether you’re interested in fulfilling the retreat requirements to become a Certified Instructor, or just a fan of Quiltworx.com patterns and would love to experience a first class retreat with Judy Niemeyer and her teaching staff, there’s a retreat for you at our Quiltworx Training Center, located in Somers, Montana.
NEW THIS YEAR!
These retreats are open events, meaning you are free to bring any Quiltworx.com pattern to work on while attending your retreat. Please take a look at the different retreats, what we have to offer in each, and get familiar with our policies on the Training Center web page. Read below for more information regarding the 2018 changes to Quiltworx Retreat Programs!
Many of you are aware that Quiltworx has operated two separate facilities for retreats in years past, one overlooking Flathead Lake south of Somers and one adjacent to the Warehouse and Sewing Studio just north of Somers. It is now time to consolidate these two properties into one so we have time to bring other exciting teaching events to our fans and grow our company in new ways. We have placed the Retreat House in Somers up for sale and in 2018, ALL of our events will be held at the Training Center, adjacent to the Quiltworx Warehouse!
The Training Center is a state of the art retreat facility for 10 people (up to 11 with 1 off-site space available), including five bedrooms, each room with a well-appointed bathroom. The facility is handicap accessible, all one level, and has an additional handicap accessible bathroom for your comfort, if needed! The facility has a full kitchen and dining area and a wonderful sewing studio designed by Judy with her students in mind. Its location, immediately adjacent to the warehouse, gives retreaters full access to our entire pattern collection, notions, and whatever they need to have a wonderful week at their retreat!
WELCOME JENNIFER EUBANK:
Another new feature this year, is the addition of an on-site Certified Instructor, Jennifer Eubank. Jennifer is a native Alaskan that has affiliated herself with Quiltworx over the past four years out of sheer enthusiasm and spunk. She has taught the entire Island of Kodiak, Alaska to quilt using Quiltworx methods and has spent her summers in Montana for three years, helping Judy teach workshops at the Retreat and Training Center. She has recently retired from her career as a Special Education Teacher in Kodiak and has moved to Montana full-time! In her off-time from teaching, she is the Studio Manager at Quiltworx, helping keep samples moving, fabric collections organized, quilts quilted, and meeting the needs across the quilting industry for Quiltworx products. She is available for off-site booking during non-retreat weeks as well, and is also an integral part of providing training for Quiltworx University events for the foreseeable future! We are thrilled to have Jennifer here and offer retreats where she is teaching independently and also with Judy throughout the year.
NEW RETREAT OFFERINGS!
In recent years, many of our attendees have asked for more options regarding the number of days for each event. Often times, it is hard to get away from work or family for a full week and can also be a challenge to find enough vacation time for more than a day or two! To answer these requests, you will see a range of retreat options available including 3-day, 4-day, and 5-day events. All of these include food, and the instructors for each option will be listed in the retreat description. And, Judy and Quiltworx Staff will provide a Trunk Show on the night of check-in, regardless of the retreat!
OPEN BOOKINGS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE QUILTWORX TRAINING CENTER
We are also excited to announce that this year, the Training Center will be available for booking by any number of people for any amount of time during non-retreat weeks! If it’s not booked, you can book it! The cost is $125 a night. If there is less than 6 in your group, we will keep the venue open for others to book available rooms during your stay. For groups over 6, please see our Private Booking information. Booking your own stay at the Training Center cannot be booked online, but a simple call to Quiltworx at 406-393-2646 will help you get started. Check the calendar for openings before you call so you can be ready with your dates in mind! These bookings will not include food, so make plans to bring or have transportation to get your own.
All retreats include training center lodging and three meals a day, plus dinner on the night of check-in. Extra nights and sewing machine rental are not included, but can be accommodated. Some retreats (as noted) include a free sew day. There are 10 onsite spaces and 1 off-site space available at each retreat (cost is less $175). 7% Boarding Tax (billed at time of check-out for the associated room fee for the event will be charged), and includes:
HOW TO SIGN UP:
Just click on the highlighted retreat date below for the specific retreat you wish to attend. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you and enjoy!!!
Click on the links below for more information and to sign up. There are a limited number of off-site spaces available, so please contact us if you’re interested in an off-site space for a particular retreat.