Quilt Retreat

Wouldn't You Love a Weekend Away to Sew, Fellowship, Eat and Relax?

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We’ve created the perfect weekend getaway just for you! An all-inclusive weekend at the beautiful lodge of Maranatha Bible & Missionary Conference Center in Norton Shores, Michigan.

New This Year!


Extend your quilters getaway by coming as early as 10 am on Friday! This will give you an extra 7 hours to use as you please–setup your sewing area, get a “jump” start on your quilting, relax and enjoy the Maranatha facilities or shop before our evening kick-off at 5 pm. Lunch will be provided by Maranatha’s own amazing Chef Tom! Jump Start cost is only $10!


The Gadgets Galore store carries unique, one-of-a-kind specialty items for yourself or for your hard-to-buy-for quilter friends. We can hardly wait to show you our exciting discoveries and recent finds that are sure to become some of your favorite quilting additions.


Need to make room for something new? Donate gently or unused quilting items (fabric, rulers, patterns, books, etc) to our new resale shop, then browse among the treasures to purchase things that you have always wanted. A win-win for everyone, and a wonderful way to support the work of Living Threads

Optional Retreat Themed Patterns (or bring your own project or UFO)

Stitched with Love is a mini quilt measuring 17″ by 20″. You can use a charm pack and some yardage or use up your scraps. A delightful wall hanging to decorate your sewing room walls. Pattern: $7

Loving Little Lambs quilt is an adorable baby quilt to please any new mom for an expected “little lamb”. It measures 36″ x 47″. This pattern is part of the Best of Fons & Porter Baby & Kids quilt book which includes 39 projects.
Book: $18

Hearts at Home is a jelly roll friendly quilt. It uses two jelly rolls plus some yardage for sashing pieces and backgrounds. It can be made in two sizes: 69″ x 69″ or 51″ x 86″. 
Pattern: $10

Sewing at Heart bag is a nice combination of piecing and applique. It measures 12″ x 23″ and it includes an interior pocket. A perfect versatile addition to your wardrobe or to show off your love for sewing.
Pattern: $12

Highlights from the 2019 Retreat

Do you love to quilt away from it all? A fun (and productive) way to support Living Threads is to attend their annual quilt retreat.  Quilters stay at the lovely Maranatha Bible & Missionary Conference Center in Muskegon, MI.  Our quilters are pampered–no need to haul along bedding (your room will be similar to a hotel room) or food (all meals are provided). We’d love to have you join us! In the meantime, please enjoy these photos from the 2019 Starstruck Quilt Retreat.