Reatreat Fall 2019

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As of June 21, 2019, the October 2019 retreat is now full.

October 18-20, 2019


We quilt because we like to be creative, to show our love, to give of ourselves, to learn from others and teach others what we know. We like to share time and friendship with others. We like to learn new things and challenge ourselves.  

We can do all these things at the Quilt Retreat planned for October 18-20, 2019. The retreat will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Lake Forest/Mettawa.

What to bring: Sewing machine, basic sewing supplies, and projects that you wish to work on.

The ballroom has enough room for thirty individual sewing tables, two or three ironing stations, and two cutting tables. 

We need twenty-five paid participants by Monday, September 30, 2019. On line registrations for the retreat can be made up until October 8 (as long as there is room). The maximum number is thirty-two participants.




Hilton Garden Inn Lake Forest Mettawa
26225 North Riverwoods Boulevard, Lake Forest, Illinois

April 5-7, 2019
Friday 8:00 A.M until Sunday 6:00 P.M.

Registration: $55.00. This fee covers renting the ballroom for three days. No partial payments will be accepted for registration. This is non-refundable.

Participants at the retreat have two options for accommodation: 

Option #1: Stay at the hotel for the weekend. Have the convenience of going to your room for a quick nap, sleep late if you want, sew into the wee hours of the night and no worries about driving home. Rent a hotel room, a single or share the room with a friend. The hotel offers the rate of $95 plus taxes per night (~$105 per night) and provides each occupant a breakfast voucher for Saturday and Sunday. 

Option #2: Drive home after the day of sewing and sleep in your own bed. 

Even if you cannot participate for all three days, you must pay the full $55 registration fee.

To sign up for the retreat 

  1. Pay your registration fee online or by check. Checks should be given to Sharon Pierluissi.

  2. If you want the convenience of a hotel room, tell Sharon Pierluissi your room preference (single or double) by email ( or phone. Email is preferred. If you chose a double, tell her with whom you will be sharing a room. Sharon will provide the hotel with a master list of attendees so our rooms will be reserved.

When you resister at the hotel on Friday afternoon, the hotel will know if you are sharing a room and with whom. If you want a single, the hotel will know that too. Registration will be EASY. 

Right now we have a guarantee of 10 rooms. If we meet that number the hotel will be contacted asking for more rooms. More rooms will be based on the hotel’s availability.

At the retreat

Bring your sewing machine, basic sewing supplies, and projects that you wish to work on.

The ballroom has enough room for thirty individual sewing tables, two or three ironing stations, and two cutting tables. The hotel provides the ironing boards and hotel irons. 

There may be room to put up a design wall or two. Bring your own 3M strips to attach it to the wall.

Arrival is anytime after 8:00 a.m. on Friday. Every person will have their own table. Enter through the front entrance, pass the registration desk, round the corner past the pool and continue along the hall until you come to the end. The ballroom is on the right.

Later during the day on Friday you may register for your hotel room. You may ask for a single or a double. If you get a double, you split the cost with your friend!

Remember there are two costs and two steps:


  1. Pay your registration fee online or send a check to Sharon Pierluissi.

  2. If you have opted for a hotel room, tell Sharon by email ( or phone your room preference (single or double).


  1. Registration fee, to be paid in advance online or by check

  2. If you have opted for a hotel room, you will pay the hotel directly on the first day of the retreat.

This retreat is for the members of Village Quilters of Lake Bluff and Lake Forest. We can easily accommodate 32 participants. If we do not have a total of thirty-two members signed up by September 22, non-members may register.


Please contact Sharon Pierluissi at