An annual weekend quilters’ country retreat is being held from 10am Friday 16 October 2019 to departure by 4pm Sunday 18 October 2020 at the Greenhills Conference Centre (at Cotter).

The idea of this weekend is sewing, rest, relaxation, friendship and sharing of ideas. It is a wonderful way to make new friends. Watch for details in our newsletter Connecting Threads or the Calendar.

Location:                       Greenhills Conference Centre, 1437 Cotter Road, Stromlo ACT 2611

Dates:                              Arrival from 10am Friday 16 October 2020 to departure by 4pm Sunday 18 October 2020

Our Retreat:                 The CQ retreat weekend is about doing what you love in a friendly relaxed environment. You can bring a sewing machine or work by hand, participate in projects and small learning sessions, or do whatever you bring along, as well as enjoy great quilty minded company.  Come along and join us.

Costs:                             3 days /2 nights   $250              arrival from 10am Friday onwards

2 days /1 night    $150              includes 2 x lunch, 1 x dinner, 1 night accom, 1 x breakfast

Day stay $35 for 1 day, $70 for 2 days $100 for 3 days day – incl lunch and snacks

Deposit/Payments:  $50 to be paid asap (fully refundable up to 15 September 2020 subject to minimum numbers being reached).  Then regular payments at Thursday night monthly meetings or electronically please.

Requirements:            A comprehensive requirements list is sent out several weeks prior to the retreat to help you work out what to take.

Accommodation:       Accommodation is mostly bunk style with 2 share per room (ie only lower bunks and single beds are used). Every room has a private ensuite and there is heating in case it gets cold.  There are a small number of rooms that can be suitable for people with disabilities, however there is some walking involved to get to all of the rooms.

Dietary Requirements:   Most special dietary requirements can be catered for.

Activities/Projects:       We plan lots of these over the weekend and encourage people to offer to demonstrate an activity or a small project.  Let us know if you would like to volunteer to lead an activity.

Other:                           If you have any suggestions or enquiries, please email them to or phone 0438 275 951.

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