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 5-day/4-night and 4-day/3-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 5 Day Retreats

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

Day 2 – Open Sew with Rest and Relaxation. Catered breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 3 – Class Kit or project. Trip to Sherry's Sew What via our Spool Bus. Catered breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 4 – Open Sew with Rest and Relaxation. Catered breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 5 – Early morning sew. 11am checkout with Continental breakfast and snacks for the road

ALL-INCLUSIVE FEE below unless otherwise indicated

$825 Wednesday – Sunday

$625 Thursday – Sunday (2nd day check in – anytime after 1pm)

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

Planned Retreats!


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

****FULL**** Payment in full due by April 15, 2024

Quilting UFO Weekend (logo courtesy of Artificial Intelligence)

September 2024 – Color Me FALL – Sept 19th – 22nd, 2024. $625

Join us Thursday – Sunday for our classic weekend retreat at Lake Gaston. FALL into a fun and colorful project just in time for the change of seasons. Learn some color theory and how to work with lots of fabrics. Each student will receive a project kit including color tools and enough fabric to make one block for a gorgeous color blended leaf quilt. Learn all about coordinating fabrics and colors for your next scrappy looking project. Bring your own UFOs to complete as well. 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: Blended leaf block – Color Me Fall pattern

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

Purple Block in our Color Me Fall Quilt Pattern

October 2024 – Color Me FALL – Oct 17th – 20th, 2024. $625

Join us Thursday – Sunday for our classic weekend retreat at Lake Gaston. FALL into a fun and colorful project just in time for the change of seasons. Learn some color theory and how to work with lots of fabrics. Each student will receive a project kit including color tools and enough fabric to make one block for a gorgeous color blended leaf quilt. Learn all about coordinating fabrics and colors for your next scrappy looking project. Bring your own UFOs to complete as well. 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: Blended Leaf Block – Color Me Fall Pattern

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

Teal Block in our Color Me Fall Quilt Pattern

February 2025 – To Be Determined – Feb 19th – 23rd, 2025. $825

Join us Wednesday – Sunday (Thursday check in available for $625) for our new extended format 5 day retreat at Lake Gaston. Project to be determined. Bring your own UFOs to complete. No need to bring your sewing machine. Just pack your clothes and your projects. Come and sew in our fully equipped studio including a new Brother Pacesetter PS300T. 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. Tell Santa you really need this.

Class Project: To Be Determined.

1 SPACE AVAILABLE Payment in full due by November 1, 2024

Relaxation Awaits. Join me in my studio.

March 2025 – To Be Determined – March 19th-23rd, 2025. $825

Join us Wednesday – Sunday (Thursday check in available for $625) for our new extended format 5 day retreat at Lake Gaston. Project to be determined. Bring your own UFOs to complete. No need to bring your sewing machine. Just pack your clothes and your projects. Come and sew in our fully equipped studio including a new Brother Pacesetter PS300T. 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. Tell Santa you really need this.

Class Project: To Be Determined.

10 SPACES – Payment in full due by December 1, 2024

Relaxation Awaits. Join me in my studio.

APRIL 2025 – To Be Determined – April 23rd – 27th, 2025. $825

Join us Wednesday – Sunday (Thursday check in available for $625) for our new extended format 5 day retreat at Lake Gaston. Project to be determined. Bring your own UFOs to complete. No need to bring your sewing machine. Just pack your clothes and your projects. Come and sew in our fully equipped studio including a new Brother Pacesetter PS300T. 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. Tell Santa you really need this.

Class Project: To Be Determined.

11 SPACES – Payment in full due by January 1, 2025

Relaxation Awaits. Join me in my studio.

JULY 2025 – To Be Determined – July 16th – 20th, 2025. $825

Join us Wednesday – Sunday (Thursday check in available for $625) for our new extended format 5 day retreat at Lake Gaston. Project to be determined. Bring your own UFOs to complete. No need to bring your sewing machine. Just pack your clothes and your projects. Come and sew in our fully equipped studio including a new Brother Pacesetter PS300T. 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. Tell Santa you really need this.

Class Project: To Be Determined.

12 SPACES – Payment in full due by April 1, 2025

Relaxation Awaits. Join me in my studio.

SEPTEMBER 2025 – To Be Determined – Sept 17th – 21st, 2025. $825

Join us Wednesday – Sunday (Thursday check in available for $625) for our new extended format 5 day retreat at Lake Gaston. Project to be determined. Bring your own UFOs to complete. No need to bring your sewing machine. Just pack your clothes and your projects. Come and sew in our fully equipped studio including a new Brother Pacesetter PS300T. 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. Tell Santa you really need this.

Class Project: To Be Determined.

12 SPACES – Registration Opens OCTOBER 1, 2024 (Payment in full due by June 1, 2025)

Relaxation Awaits. Join me in my studio.

OCTOBER 2025 – To Be Determined – Oct 15th – 19th, 2025. $825

Join us Wednesday – Sunday (Thursday check in available for $625) for our new extended format 5 day retreat at Lake Gaston. Project to be determined. Bring your own UFOs to complete. No need to bring your sewing machine. Just pack your clothes and your projects. Come and sew in our fully equipped studio including a new Brother Pacesetter PS300T. 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. Tell Santa you really need this.

Class Project: To Be Determined.

12 SPACES – Registration Opens NOVEMBER 1, 2024 (Payment in full due by July 1, 2025)

Relaxation Awaits. Join me in my studio.

Tentative Dates for 2026

By popular customer request, we will extend our 2025 retreats for one extra day (Wednesday – Sunday) to accommodate customers traveling longer distances and wanted to stay an extra day. Not all dates will be available. We will only schedule 6 per year. Feel free to reach out if you are interested in being on the waitlist for one of our potential dates.

Quilt Con 2026 – February 18th-22nd (Entrance and transportation to Quilt Show included)

March 18-22,2026 * April 22-26, 2026 * July 15-19, 2026 * September 16-20, 2026 * October 14-18, 2026

Quilting Retreat Weekend (photo courtesy of Artificial Intelligence)

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