Welcome to our All-Inclusive Getaways

Looking for a little break from the grind? Join us for an all-inclusive weekend quilting getaway at Lake Gaston. Cabin Quilters hosts 3-night and 4-night quilting retreats at beautiful Lake Gaston, NC.  The retreat center is fully equipped for quilters.  Just bring your sewing machine and your latest project and we will provide the rest.  Accommodations based on double occupancy. Most guest bedrooms have a sunrise view of Lake Gaston. Price includes room, all meals (unless otherwise noted) and snacks, wine and cheese mixer on check-in day, project kit and/or class, and plenty of goodies. Our goal is that you don’t have to lift a finger to do anything but sew while you are here.

The retreat is all about you.  We want to pamper you while you are here so there is no need to concern yourself with making meals.  Bring your UFOs and work on your own project or work on our project kit while you are here. Need a break from quilting? No worries… there is plenty of quiet deck space one our Main Sundeck or our shaded Lakeside Lounge to enjoy a great book or stroll down to the boathouse to hang out by the water.  Catch site of some turtles, loons, osprey or heron while you sew one of your oldest UFOs.  Catch up with friends or make some new ones.  Take a dip in the HotTub to sooth your muscles after a long day of sewing.

Visit our Online quilt shop in-person or you can opt for a trip to Sherry’s Sew What, our local quilt shop in Henrico, NC. CabinQuilters can also provide a full quilt kit for you to work on while attending. Reach out directly for details. A group project with kit and instruction are included for all retreats that aren’t special events. It is your choice to participate.

While the retreat is not fully handicap accessible, we do make accommodations for minor mobility issues and have an elevator for traveling between our three levels. This prevents the need of carrying machines and luggage up and down our main staircase.

Guest Suites Available

The Sunrise – Aptly named for its fantastic view of the morning sunrise, and it’s convenient location to the coffee pot. This room is located on our our main level with easy access to the Kitchen, Dining Room and SunDeck. The room features two twin beds with an attached hall bath.

The Nest – complete with private SunDeck, occasionally shared by the local water fowl and their leftover lunch. This room is located on our upper level with easy access to the Quilting Studio. Boasting the “best view in the house from the highest of heights”, this room features a Queen Bed and Twin bed along with a covered private patio and bathroom across the hall.

The Cove – our junior primary overlooks our cove with main lake views. This room is located on our lower level with easy access to the Lakeside Lounge, Hot Tub and Boat House. The room features a King Bed, twin bed and private bath.

The Verdant – with the closest water view featuring the main lake and cove. This room is located on our lower level with easy access to the Lakeside Lounge, Hot Tub and Boat House. This room features two twin beds and a bathroom across the hall.

The Keep – our quietest sleeping quarters for our single guests or groups of 4. This room is located on our lower level with easy access to the Lakeside Lounge, Hot Tub and Boat House. A comfortable “bunk room” for larger parties of friends or to make new ones. This room features 4 full size beds and a large bathroom next door.

Typical Itinerary for our Classic Weekend Retreats

Check-In Day 1 – Afternoon arrival, settle into your sewing space, wine and cheese mixer and relax.

Day 2 – Class Kit or project or special event. Trip to Sherry’s Sew What via our Spool Bus. Catered breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 3 – Open Sew with Rest and Relaxation. Catered breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 4 – Early morning sew. 11am checkout with Continental breakfast and snacks for the road

ALL-INCLUSIVE FEE $625* unless otherwise indicated

*Lodging, meals, snacks, and goodies as listed on each event (full capacity of 12 guests)

Planned Retreats!


Spring Quilt Con Extended Retreat – February 21st – February 25th, 2024. $795/person

Special 4 day retreat.

Quilt Con is coming to Raleigh NC in 2024. Our retreat center is 1.5 hours from Raleigh and the perfect place to retreat and still visit the show. We have extended our normal retreat by one day to make a trek to Quilt Con. Join us on Wednesday for sewing. Spend the day Thursday working on your favorite project. Friday morning we will all travel to Raleigh to attend Quilt Con for the day. Saturday you will have all day to play with your new purchases from the show and relax. Head home on Sunday. Will will arrange all details entry and transportation to and from the show.

***FULL*** Payment in full due by December 15th, 2023


March 2024 – All Scrapped Out! Retreat – March 21st – March 24th, 2024. $595

Join us Thursday – Sunday for a much needed break from the winter weather. Head to the south and dream of summer while gazing at the lake over the top of your sewing machine. Our owner, Penni Domikis, will have an open sew class on her All Scrapped Out! book series. Bring your scraps and turn the unruly into a quilting masterpiece. Thursday night social will include a trunk show of the All Scrapped Out! quilts. Feel free to make your own masterpiece the rest of the weekend or just sew on one of your projects.

Class Project: All Scrapped Out! Making a Masterpiece out of your unruly collection of scraps.

2 SPACES AVAILABLE. Payment in full due January 15, 2024

All Scrapped Out! Class

April 2024 – Scrap Petal Garden Retreat – April 25th – April 28th, 2024. $595

Join us Thursday – Sunday for a first look at Spring at Lake Gaston. Head to the south and dream of summer while gazing at the lake over the top of your sewing machine. Our owner, Penni Domikis, will have an open sew class on her Scrap Petal Garden pattern. Bring your bright and bold fabrics and create your own personal garden. Thursday night social will include a trunk show and chat about the many options for your scrap petal garden quilts. Feel free to make your own masterpiece the rest of the weekend or just sew on one of your projects.

Class Project: Scrap Petal Garden Quilt

4 SPACES AVAILABLE. Payment in full due by February 15, 2024

Scrap Petal Garden Variation

July 2024 – Quilting UFO Retreat – July 18th – 21st, 2024. $625

Join us Thursday – Sunday for a summer weekend at Lake Gaston. Bring a bathing suit and go jump in the lake or check out the boat traffic over the top of your sewing machine. Our owner, Penni Domikis, will be on site to help you finish your latest quilting Unfinished Object on your sewing machine or bring your handwork and hang out on the dock on a summer afternoon. The lake is a popular place to be this time of year. Don’t miss it. Of course, if you are into real paranormal stuff, you can always visit our Bigfoot and Paranormal museum in downtown Littleton, NC.

Class Project: Your UFO or handwork

9 SPACES AVAILABLE. Payment in full due by April 15, 2024

Quilting UFO Weekend (logo courtesy of Artificial Intelligence)

September 2024 – Details TBD – Sept 19th – 22nd, 2024. $625

Join us Thursday – Sunday for our classic weekend retreat at Lake Gaston. FALL into your projects here at our retreat center. Enjoy the weather and take in the sites. Pop into the hot tub for a little evening soak. Get pampered by staff and snuggle a pup. Relaxation awaits at the lake.

Class Project: To Be Determined

12 SPACES AVAILABLE. Payment in full due by June 15, 2024

Quilting Retreat Weekend (photo courtesy of Artificial Intelligence)

OCTOBER 2024 – Details TBD – Oct 17th – 20th, 2024. $625

Join us Thursday – Sunday for our classic weekend retreat at Lake Gaston. FALL into your projects here at our retreat center. Enjoy the weather and take in the sites. Pop into the hot tub for a little evening soak. Get pampered by staff and snuggle a pup. Relaxation awaits at the lake.

Class Project: To Be Determined

9 SPACES AVAILABLE Payment in full due by July 15, 2024.

Quilting Retreat Weekend (photo courtesy of Artificial Intelligence)

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