2017 Annual Retreat

2nd Annual Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild Retreat
(November 2 - 5, 2017)

Our 2nd annual retreat is being hosted at the DoubleTree Hotel in Columbia, Maryland.  Our retreat runs for four wonderful days of sewing and social time.  We have reserved the ballroom from 1 pm Thursday, November 2nd to 5 pm on Sunday, November 5th.  Sewing time ends at midnight each night, except for Sunday, which ends at 5 pm.

Guild registration starts on June 11th at 7pm; registration opens to the public on June 25th. A waitlist will be maintained.

Registration includes two attendance options: a full retreat pass or individual day passes (max two days/person).

Registration details, hotel information, and class information (including our Call for Teachers) is below.

Registration Details

Registration includes two attendance options: a full retreat pass or individual day passes (max two days/person). Full retreat pass includes your table space and four meals:
  • Friday: lunch
  • Saturday: Breakfast and evening social with appetizers
  • Sunday: Breakfast 

Full retreat pass pricing: $175 for BMQG Members, $200 general public registration

Individual Day passes are available to Baltimore MQG members only during the June 11 - June 25th registration period in limited quantities (max limit: two per person). Pricing is below and includes your table space and food provided above (except Thursday).

BMQG Members Individual Day pass pricing: Thursday $30; Friday $55; Saturday $55; Sunday $45

Baltimore MQG Member Registration: BMQG members, check your email for the access details. Any non-members who register during the Baltimore MQG registration period will have their registration cancelled.

Registration Link (Will be open to the public at 7pm on Sunday, July 25th)

Cancellation: If you decide to cancel your registration we will attempt to pass your registration to someone on the wait list.  If successful, you will be refunded your registration fee minus a 20% "transfer fee."  If there is no one available to take your place, there will be no refund.  You may NOT transfer your registration to someone else, only we are able to make the transfer (and it will be based on the wait list).

Hotel Information

The BMQG Retreat is held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Columbia, MD in their Ballroom. Quilter's are not required to book a room at the hotel to attend the retreat. Special rates are available, please call the hotel, 410-997-1060, and let them know that you are with the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild Retreat.
The number of rooms available and special rates are only guaranteed through Jul 15th, 2017. Please use this link to see which rooms are still available, there are still plenty of rooms with 2 double beds that will continue to be available past July 15th: Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild
  • Double/Queen or King room, $99/night
  • King Bed Junior Suite, $119/night
  • King Bed Master Suite, $139/night

Saturday Skills Classes

In addition to socialization and open sewing time, the retreat will have 4 skill based classes on Saturday, November 4th. Registration for classes will begin on July 30th at 7pm. Each class will run 1.5 hours and cost $15 cash upon check in at the retreat (please bring cash with you). Classes are limited to quilters attending the retreat. 

Class registration link (active July 30th at 7pm)

Call for Teachers
We are searching for teachers to teach skills classes of 1.5 hr in length at the 2017 Annual Baltimore MQG Retreat. We are hoping to fill 4 class teaching spots, depending upon interest from attendees. The class size will be 5 to 15 people.  All instructors will be paid for classes they teach on a per-student basis. 

If you are interested in being a teacher for the 2017 Annual Baltimore MQG Retreat, please complete the Teacher Proposal Form (linked here).  If you have ideas for multiple class options, please complete the form separately for each class option you would like us to consider.  Class proposals are due by June 30, 2017.