Galena Quilt Festival

Quilting & Crafting Retreats

$199.00* for Two Nights, Three Days, 4 meals and WineTime.

From the minute you arrive it’s all about you and quilting or whatever craft you want to enjoy.  The work room is set up and ready, your breakfast and lunch are brought to you, and WineTime comes just when you need a break from the sewing machine or scrapbook.  We’ll take care of every detail when planning your crafting retreat. We can also help you arrange Galena restaurants reservations, historic tours, in-room massage services and other activities for your quilting retreat.

*Double occupancy, plus tax.

“My girlfriend and I have been to 3 quilting getaways at Farmer’s Guest House, and are already planning our 4th, 5th and 6th trips there! We love the adorable and very clean rooms, comfy surroundings, EXCELLENT food and treats prepared fresh every day by Susan and Don, and their hospitality is unsurpassed! I can’t think of any other place I’ve stayed where I’ve felt so comfortable and catered to. My husband and I will be visiting Galena this fall and you can bet we wouldn’t think of staying anywhere else. “

Joan, Crystal Lake, Illinois

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Farmers Guest House Quilting & Crafting Retreats are available as a 3-day/2-night midweek getaway year round. Galena Quilting & Crafting Retreats are also available on select weekends with several quilting retreat packages that can be customized to meet your exact needs. Call Susan at 815.777.3456 and start planning your special quilting retreat in Galena now.   Each crafterer is provided their own table, padded chair, lamp and electric.  We also have patterns and assistance available for beginning quilters, along with a limited number of machines for use during your stay (please call Susan at 815.777.3456 to reserve a machine).

 

 

 

2014 Dates:

March 16, 17 & 18 – Sunday & Monday nights – Sold Out

August 17, 18 & 19 – Sunday & Monday nights – Sold Out

November 9, 10 & 11 – Sunday & Monday nights

ALL QUILTING RETREAT PACKAGES INCLUDE A SPECIAL 4PM LATE CHECK-OUT TIME – You must be out of your room by 11 a.m. for housekeeping; however, the work room and the common areas of the inn are yours to enjoy until 4 p.m.

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Sample Galena Quilting Retreat Group Itinerary at Farmers’ Guest House

Day 1

quilting retreats Illinois2 - 5:00pm Check-in at Farmers Guest House.  Settle in to your private room with bath, get set up in the work room, and then tour the inn.

5:00pm WineTime - Meet and network with other quilters while you peruse local Galena restaurant menus with your quilter/innkeeper who will assist in making your dinner reservations at the many fine restaurants in Galena.

Although the work room is available from the moment you check in, the remainder of the night is an ideal time for dinner and nightlife. Galena has a vast array of night time options available, from exploring a Main Street microbrewery, to horse and carriage rides.

Day 2

quilt retreats illinoisQuilting begins when you want in the customized quilting retreat center; our expansive dining room is converted to your work room for the entirety of your stay.

8:30 am - Full Breakfast -  fruit salad, yogurt, granola, cranberry scones, banana bread, FGH Signature Oven Omlette, bacon, juice, milk, water, coffee

1:00 Lunch at the Guest House; Chicken Salad on a buttery croissant, fruit garnish, kettle chips, lemon cake

5:00 WineTime; Wine & cheese, perusal of dinner menus and concierge service for making your dinner reservations at the many fine restaurants in Galena

***For guests who prefer a diversion from quilting, we are able to arrange side trips at nominal charges. These trips include: Mini Quilt Shop Hop, Galena Trolley Tour, Winery Tour Bus Trip, U.S. Grant Home Tour, Galena Museum and other scenic and historic sites.

Day 3

quilting retreats in galena8:30 Full Breakfast; fruit salad, yogurt, granola, lemon poppy seed scones, banana bread, Blueberry French Toast & sausage, juice, milk, water, coffee

11:00 – Guest room check-out followed by lunch and afternoon quilting

1:00 Wrap-up Lunch; Oriental Chicken Cashew Salad with house-made chocolate cake

3:45 Quilting Finale with show and tell before departure at 4pm

Call Susan at 815.777.3456 and start planning your special quilting retreat in Galena now.

All quilting retreats include: Quilting room with tables, lights, electric service, cutting and pressing stations, and all standard inn amenities.

Meals are subject to change.  Dietary restrictions, allergies, etc. can be accommodated; talk to Susan at the time of your reservation.