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Bittersweet Retreat #1 October 3-6, 2024

Announcing our Fall 2024 Christian Women’s Quilting Retreat. This will be our thirteeth year.  We've had retreaters attend from fifteen different states.  This retreat is a great opportunity to get away from the frenzied pace of life to enjoy your craft.  The retreat is not limited to quilting.  Feel free to bring that one friend that makes jewelry, amazing greeting cards; Patt Brantley, knitting, or macrame' (It's back, seriously.  Seriously?) because we all know it's mostly about the fellowship and great food.

The retreat is held on a 40 acre church campground facility located near Racine, MO.  The cost of the retreat is $225.00 which includes lodging, delicious meals, and demos.  Lodging options are dormitory style, cabins or RV hookup.  If you want/need a cabin to yourself we can accommodate this request.  The shower facility is located down the hallway if you are in the dormitory, down the pathway for the cabins and RVers-well you’ve got it made. There is a short daily devotional, great food, opportunities to shop at Bittersweet Quilts and The Fabric Merchant, and plenty of time to sew up a storm on all your unfinished projects!!  

The $225.00 fee is payable upon e-registration.  In order to be fair to everyone, we cannot hold your space or pencil in your name. Please register online at and click on the "Classes/Retreats" button.  Spring Retreat always fills quickly so do not delay registering.  If your plans unexpectedly change, a full refund will be given fourteen days prior to the start of the retreat or a 50% refund will be given one week prior to the start of the retreat.  After that time there is a NO REFUND/NO HOLDOVER policy.

The campground address is 10357 Eland Road, Neosho MO 64850


Things to consider packing

Bedding: twin sheets, pillow & quilt or sleeping bag



Ear plugs (I know, I know.  You don't snore but your roommate might.)



Hair dryer

Phone charger

Sewing machine

Sewing supplies (ie. rotary cutter and extra blades, self-healing mat, 6X24 ruler, thread, scissors, pins, needles, seam ripper, bobbins, marking utensil, unfinished projects, power strip*, applique’ pressing sheet*, design wall and anything else one might need to finish a project)

Sewing chair*

Comfortable walking shoes





Things not to pack

No alcohol!  Not kidding.

No irons!  Also NOT KIDDING. Not even little irons with the exception of spade irons, and no sneaking irons.  There will be ironing stations. 

You may begin arriving at 9:00 am on Thursday morning.  This does not mean 8:00, or 8:59.  9:00 ladies!   I need a chance to get organized before you arrive.  Dinner at 6:30 on Thursday will be the first meal provided.  If you arrive Thursday morning, you are on your own for lunch.  We will need to leave the campgrounds no later than 3:00 pm on Sunday.  If you have questions feel free to call 417-627-9555 or email


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All inclusive

Bittersweet Retreat #1 October 3-6, 2024

$ 225.00
All inclusive
#1F2024:   Thu, Oct 3, 2024 at 9:00 am to 11:45 pm
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