Quiltworx Training Center

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In 2014, Quiltworx.com completed construction on the Quiltworx.com Training Center, dedicated to training needs with a wide range of topics in the Quilting Industry.  Our first endeavor will be to work with interested shops and instructors in the quilting industry wanting to become Certified through the Quiltworx.com Certified Shop and Certified Instructor program.  To learn more about becoming a Certified Shop in the following countries, visit:

Certified Shops ~ United States

Certified Shops ~ Canada

Certified Shops ~ Australia

To learn more about becoming a Certified Instructor in the following countries, visit:

Certified Instructors ~ United States

Certified Instructors ~ Canada

Certified Instructors ~ Australia

The training Center is located just outside Kalispell, MT, near a small town called Somers on the north end of the beautiful Flathead Lake, in northwestern Montana.  It has been designed by Judy, herself, to provide a comfortable, laid-back, and spacious sewing experience, which includes room and board.  There are 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, allowing for double occupancy, to house up to 10 students at one time.  Each occupant has their own sewing station and design wall space, with ample sewing and cutting stations located throughout the 800 square foot sewing studio.  The facility is located on property with the Quiltworx.com warehouse, allowing for coordination with Quiltworx staff, whether the goal is to purchase patterns and quilts, or do strategic planning for your business.  A full kitchen and dining area is offered to provided for preparation of your own meals onsite, or a number of restaurants are located within a 10 minute drive to satisfy a wide range of tastes!

 Scheduled events are listed below.  Open Retreats are available for anyone to sign up and attend.  Certified training courses are specific to the certification courses and a password is necessary to access the information and sign up for those workshop.  To obtain a password, you will need to contact Quiltworx.com at retreats@quiltworx.com to find out is there is any available spaces, determine where you are at in meeting any prerequisites for the workshops (Shop Prerequisites) (Instructor Prerequisites), and obtain the password, as appropriate, for signup.

The Training Center is also available at times of the year for private bookings, depending on needs.  If you are considering a local sewing retreat, considering bringing a group of friends for a weekend get-a-way, or want to bring a Certified Instructor in to teach a group, this can be arranged.  Other options might include special training programs or corporate retreats for quilting companies.  To find out if the facility is available for your special needs, please contact retreats@quiltworx.com for more information!

Open Booking Guest Rooms and Rates:  Quiltworx Training Center is now available to book for stays for individuals beginning at $125 a night per person, plus taxes.  This is a great option for those looking to come and sew for the weekend, for individuals or small groups!  Individual/small group bookings of 5 or less people will not reserve the entire training center for you, but will still allow others to book in and sew as well.  For 6 or more people, please look at our private booking information below.  Food will be on your own for these nights.  Sewing Machine rentals of $15 a day will also be available. Contact Judel at judel@quiltworx.com for booking options.

Private Booking Options:  Quiltworx Training Center is available for groups of 6 people or more, without teaching or food at a rate of $725 a night, plus a $250 cleaning fee.  Each person over 6 people is an additional $35.00 per day up to 10.  Sewing machine rentals are $15 a day, up to $50.  There is an option to hire an instructor to come in for a few hours if you are interested.  Please coordinate this with Judel, along with any special bookings at judel@quiltworx.com.

General Private Booking information is below:

  • COST: $725 per Night for a minimum group of 6 people, then $35 extra per person per day, up to a maximum group of 10, plus applicable taxes.
  • CLEANING FEE: $250
  • TEACHING FEE WITH JUDY:  If she is available, her teaching rate is $135 per hour, up to a maximum of 3 hours a day.
  • TEACHING FEE WITH CI:  Please contact the CI for rates and availability.
  • TRUNK SHOW FEE: $420 for an added trunk show 
  • FOOD AND DAILY STAFFING: On your own, with Kitchen Available or $125 a day per person, includes food prep, and daily housekeeping/delivery/staff services

For information regarding the local area, please reference the links to the right of this page.  It is recommended that you reference the Travel Information, Retreat Supply List, Local Attractions, and Local Accommodations.  Some additional supply needs for the Training Center may be required and will be provided to you when you sign up for the workshop and a few months prior to you coming.  If you have special dietary needs or would like to have food onsite, please prepare accordingly as food will not be provided, unless otherwise specified, for the workshops at the Training Center.

Before booking this facility, please review the Cancellation Policy.

Listed below are our Retreats for the Quiltworx Training Center.
Please click on your specified retreat below, if necessary, use the password given to you in your email and read carefully to begin the sign up process.

2022 Public Retreats

May #1 - FULL

June #1 - FULL

June #2 - FULL

August #1 - FULL

2022 Quilt Camps

July Quilt Camp - FULL

August Quilt Camp - FULL

2022 CI/CS Retreats

July CI/CS Recertification

October CI/CS Recertification

If there are Certified Program retreats listed, you will need to contact Quiltworx.com at retreats@quiltworx.com to find out if there are any available spaces, determine where you are at in meeting any prerequisites for the workshops (Shop Prerequisites) (Instructor Prerequisites), and obtain the password, as appropriate, for signup.

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