Welcome to our All-Inclusive Getaways
Looking for a little break from the grind? Join us for ALL-INCLUSIVE weekend quilting getaway at Lake Gaston. Cabin Quilters hosts a 3-night quilting retreat 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 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.
A mini pop up quilt shop is provided by CabinQuilters, 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, 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 $595* unless otherwise indicated
*Lodging, meals, snacks and goodies as listed on each event (full capacity of 12 guests)
FALL 2023 – September 21st – 24th, 2023. $595/person
Our classic weekend retreat! Join us Thursday, September 21 – Sunday, September 24, 2023. Treat yourself to a getaway after a busy summer of kids and grandkids. This will be our first retreat in our amazing new location in Littleton, NC. Friday optional visit to our local quilt shop, Sherry’s Sew What in Littleton, NC via our “Spool” Bus.
Class Project: Design Wall Tote. Everything needed to complete the project is included.
FALL 2023 – October 19th – 22nd, 2023. $595/person
Our classic weekend retreat! Join us Thursday, October 19 – Sunday, October 22, 2023. Treat yourself to one last getaway before the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Friday optional visit to our local quilt shop, Sherry’s Sew What in Littleton, NC via our “Spool”Bus.
Class Project: Design Wall Tote. Everything needed to complete the project is included.
*** FULL*** CANCELLATION WAITLIST OPEN. $150 Deposit to book
FALL 2023 All Crafters Lakeside Retreat – November 9th – November 12th, 2023. $595/person
Join us for an All-Crafters weekend retreat. This retreat retreat is perfect for quilters and crafters alike. Would you like to come to a quilt retreat with a friend or family member but they aren’t a quilter? That’s ok. Anyone is welcome at this retreat. Spend the weekend getting caught up on your last minute Christmas projects in whatever specialty you like. Knit, crochet, watercolor painting, card making, scrapbooking… it’s all welcome this weekend (assuming it’s not too messy or smelly). The retreat center is also the perfect place to sit and read a book and chat with friends. Take a much needed break right before the fuss of the holidays takes over. Our standard weekend retreat.
9 SPACES AVAILABLE. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN.
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. Check in on Wednesday for our wine and grazing table social and open sew. Spend the day Thursday working on your favorite project. Friday morning we will provide complimentary transportation via our CabinQuilters “Spool” Bus 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. Sunday check out and head home. The retreat will include all food and lodging, entry fee to Quilt Con and transportation to and from the show, and all goodies normally provided.
***FULL*** SIGN UP FOR THE CANCELLATION WAITLIST. Payment in full due by December 15th.
March 2024 – All Scrapped Out! Retreat – March 21st – March 24th, 2024. $595/person
Our classic weekend retreat! 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. A free copy of one of the featured books is included (students choice of titles).
Class Project: All Scrapped Out! Making a Masterpiece out of your unruly collection of scraps.
12 SPACES AVAILABLE REGISTRATION OPENS OCT 1, 2023
April 2024 – Scrap Petal Garden Retreat – April 25th – April 28th, 2024. $595/person
Our classic weekend retreat! 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. Our signature Scrap Petal Garden pattern and Nested Petal template is included with this retreat along with 2 yards of Steam A Seam fusible stabilizer to get started.
Class Project: Scrap Petal Garden Quilt
12 SPACES AVAILABLE REGISTRATION OPENS NOV 1, 2023
MAY 16TH – MAY 19TH, 2024 REGISTRATION OPENS DEC 1, 2023
JULY 18TH – JULY 21ST, 2024 REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 1, 2024
SEPTEMBER 19TH – SEPTEMBER 22ND, 2024. REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 1, 2024
OCTOBER 17TH – OCTOBER 20TH, 2024. REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 1, 2024
NOVEMBER 14TH – NOVEMBER 17TH, 2024. REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 1, 2024
PRIVATE DATES AVAILABLE – INQUIRE BELOW. BOOKING WINTER DATES NOW.
Interested in attending? Fill out the form below to place yourself on the waitlist.
Contracts will be sent to all interested parties on the waitlist on the day of open registration. Be on the lookout for our open registration dates. We will not accept contracts or deposits prior to our registration date. Registration dates are set 5-6 months from the date of the retreat. Our spaces fill on a first-come, first-served basis. You must fill out your contract and pay your deposit to hold the space. Contracts received after the retreat is full will be archived on our Waitlist in the event of cancellation. Our contract will outline all details not covered above, offer a place to indicate special dietary needs, and give you an opportunity to choose a roommate and ask for a room selection. Room selections are not guaranteed and, as with contracts, are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Once your contract is signed and your deposit is paid your space will be held. Deadline for payment in full will be included. You may make payments however you wish up until the deadline. *** IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO ATTEND WITH A FRIEND, YOUR FRIEND MUST ALSO BE ON THE WAITLIST TO RECEIVE A CONTRACT. PLEASE BE SURE TO ENCOURAGE YOUR FRIEND TO SIGN UP AS WELL. ***
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to share a room even if I am a single?
Per person rates are based on double occupancy in each room. However, no guest will have to share a BED with another guest. We often have singles rooming with other singles on the trip and have never had guests complain (knock wood). Our job is to make everyone feel comfortable and at home and we ask that all guests be respectful of one another’s general needs. This is often the place where new friendships are formed. Take a chance and feel free to come and visit as a single.
Are you able to accommodate special dietary needs?
Our contract has a place to indicate any special dietary needs. While we may NOT be able to accommodate extreme allergies or a vegan diet, we do our best to provide necessary meals that will work for everyone. If we have a special retreater, we can make a plan ahead of time to make sure that our special guest is comfortable and has ample foods to meet their dietary needs. Please feel free to reach out directly to discuss any concerns at any time.
Do I need to bring my sewing machine to this event?
Guests should plan to attend the retreat with their own sewing machine, sewing projects and a small kit of supplies for the weekend. We do have a few new classroom machines that can be rented for the duration of your stay for $35 and can be provided upon request. We do NOT provide machines for all retreaters.
Do I need to bring linens or supplies, food or snacks to the retreat?
We provide all linens for the retreat and laundry service. You will not need to bring those. All food, drink and snacks are provided during your stay as well as a limited selection of wine for our first evening social. You may bring additional snacks if you would like as well as any specialty items that you would like. Please keep in mind that refrigerator space is at a premium during your stay so try not to bring too many items that need refrigeration. Feel free to bring items to share as well. Make a note of any ingredients so we can keep guests safe.
How do I sign up?
Fill out the above form and click on the event you are interested in. Provide the necessary contact information. Make a note of the open registration date. On the date of open registration, a contract and invoice will be sent to your email provided. Fill out and sign the contract electronically and pay your deposit. If you are planning to attend with a friend, please have your friend sign up on the waitlist as well so that you can assure you are both sent a contract.