A women's ministry event



Jump Start: Nov 4                 $  75

Session 1: Nov 5-7               $167   
Session 2: Nov 8-11             $197    
Session 3: Nov 12-14           $167 

  • You may register online or by phone at 320-732-3218.

  • $50 non-refundable deposit per session will guarantee your spot.

  • Balance is due the first day of your session

Camp's COVID 19 Policy is linked at the bottom of this page.  Please be aware that Camp adjusts its policy as changes come in from the MN Dept of Health. Keep checking back.



  • Discounts are honored when you register by calling the office

  • 25% off – First time quilter to LBBC

  • 10% off – Person inviting a new quilter

  • 10% off – Returning quilter (been away 5+ years)


We provide dormitory style housing with rooms that accommodate 2-7 guests, more if upper bunks are used.  The bathrooms are just down the hall. 

  • Mobility needs?  There are eight main floor rooms, which are held aside for guests with mobility needs.  Occasionally, guests needing main floor accommodations may be asked to share a room.  

  • Food allergies?  Help us help you by indicating food allergies when you register. Our food service manager will send you a menu two weeks before retreat which includes the alternatives we make available. Feel free to give Kari a call before you arrive, as she is happy to answer your questions.   320-732-3218 ext. 1010

  • Roommate requests?  When you register, list the first and last names of everyone you’d like housed in your room. 

  • Bedding? (TBD by Covid protocol closer to retreat time.) Currently, no linens are provided. Please bring your pillow, all bedding for a twin bed, bath sets and toiletries. (Note, there is one full-size bed in each Edlund room).

Can I sew next to my friends?   When you register, list the first and last names of everyone in your quilting group. We will do our best to accommodate your table assignments.

Can I bring a small side table, pressing table or machine table? Yes. 



When can I sign up for massages?  Offered on Saturdays and Wednesday.  Choose a 30 minute ($35) or an hour long session ($70).  Sign up a week in advance by calling 320-732-3218 or when you arrive at camp.

The Bargain Bin! 

Turn your unused craft supplies, quilting tools, notions, fabric, kits, etc. into a blessing for new quilt retreat supplies. Bring what you don't want or need, and then shop for something "new." You decide the value and make a donation at the Camp Store.

(Sorry, no books or magazines please.)

Which Quilt Shops will be Here?

Session 1 and 2 -  Quilt Haven on Main, Hutchinson, MN. Look at what Beth has planned!  (Nov 4-9).


Featherweight Spa Class

Learn how to maintain your machine with regular cleaning & oiling. Supply fee $5.

Optional $15 for laminated photo card showing all cleaning & oiling spots. Reserve your spot by calling Laurie.

Timber Lodge Wall Quilt

Kits will be available.



Fun with Flannel, just in time for Christmas.

Flannels & buffalo plaids will be available for

pillows, infinity scarves pajama pants &more.

All demos are free.

Infinity scarves take about 1 yd

Pajamas need 1 1/2 to 2 yards, and a pattern 

is required (Adult & Youth multi-size) $8

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Give Yourself a Break! Don't forget Beth's fun & energizing "Stretch & Sew" breaks, led several times a day right at your sewing station. Beth is also offering a 60-75 minute class called “Show Your Body Some Love with Quilting Ergonomics." Advanced registration is appreciated. Give Laurie a call.

Session 2 and 3 -  Gruber's Quilt Shop, Waite Park, MN. Looking forward to what KC has to share (Nov 10-14).


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Bring scraps for this free form, quilt-as-you-go Improv Bag!

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Easy Striped Table Runner 

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Oh for cute!

Dress Towel 

Sew simple

or doll it up.


Bring a FQ

and a dish


Uses just 2 yards of striped fabric or border prints

KC will be doing additional demos throughout the retreat!


Aztec Table Runner 

Learn to use the 60 degree ruler.

For the example shown, you need  2 1/2 inch strips (WOF)

  • 2 each of 4 turquoise fabrics

  • 1 each of 4 coral fabrics

  • 4 white

  • 4 mint (binding)

Backing​: 1 1/2 yards

Batting​: 18 1/2" x 48 1/2" 

KC’s favorite!

The Crisscross Apron
is made from 2 one-yard lengths of fabric.

And it’s reversible!



  • Sewing machine (in good working condition, cleaned/oiled, don’t forget your power cord and foot control)

  • Rotary cutter, fabric scissors

  • Cutting mats and quilting rulers

  • Patterns and fabric 

  • Thread, pins, seam ripper, etc. 

  • Optional - Iron and tabletop ironing board (limited number available onsite)

  • Extension cord and power strip

  • Bring your own bedding, blankets, pillows and towels  Camp will contact quilters if linens will be offered (Covid).

  • Snacks to share - wrapped single servings, please

  • Optional items – a comfy sewing chair, task lamp, flashlight, “Bargain Bin” items.


When can I arrive?  We will be ready to welcome you beginning at 10:00 AM.  Lunch is served at 12:30 PM.

Do I have to leave?  Guests must be out of lodging by 12:00 PM on the last day, and are welcome to sew until 4:00 PM.

​​FREE classes for retreat guests!

  • WISH I'D KNOWN CLASSES are offered each session for our guests who are interested in reviewing the basics and learning tips and tricks regarding - fabrics, needles and threads, accurate measuring and cutting, perfect quarter inch, piecing and pressing, borders, binding, machine quilting or preparing your quilt top for the long-armer. Attend all, or pick and choose. No preregistration. Schedule posted at retreat.


  • FREE! Beginner Level Quilt Class!  Pass down the tradition of quilting to your friends and family without having to teach them yourself during retreat.  Our experienced, in-house instructors will guide participants through accurate measuring and cutting, piecing and adding borders. Lots of one on one instruction! Students will leave with a finished lap-sized quilt top. Beginners should register for class by October 11th. Add it to your online registration or contact Laurie at 320-732-3218 or lbbc@lbbc.com. Seasoned quilters are welcome to join! 

The pattern is called “S'mores” and is a gift from Lake Beauty to all Fall Quilt Retreat guests. 

This version of a "disappearing nine patch" appears a bit complicated, yet is truly designed for the beginner or works as a quick project for the seasoned quilter. Check your fabric stash and make this 62"x78" lap quilt.



FABRIC 1:    8 prints - 1/4 yard each (non directional are best)

FABRIC 2:    background - 2 yards

FABRIC 3:    small squares - 3/8 yard

Border : 1 1/4 yards

Binding: 5/8 yard

Backing: 5 yards

Yardage is fairly generous, in case a miscut is made.


Retreat Highlights

Meals included; no cooking or dishes.
Banquet night – extra special meal, door prizes.
Professional vendors and experienced quilting instructors.
One 8-foot table, shared by 2 quilters. 

Chairs available, or bring your own.
Comfortable sewing area, open 24 hours.
Valet service - Help unloading/loading your sewing supplies.
Several cutting and ironing stations located around the room.
Show & Tell: Sharing Your Projects.
Hot beverages.

Snack Table: Bring your favorite treats/snacks to share. We will have hand sanitizer, serving utensils and plates/cups.
Mini projects and classes from vendors. See above descriptions (optional, additional charge may apply).
Easy access between sewing area, lodging and dining hall.

Other Information

Sewing area and supplies are located in our beautiful Lakeview South facility.

Capacity of 48 quilters.

Equipment and supplies – 2 back up sewing machines are available if yours has issues, several side tables, 6 large ironing stations, irons, mats and rulers. 

Who can attend? Women and girls, grade 7 through adult.  We are not able to accommodate babies or children at quilt retreats.

Smoking is permitted only outside of the buildings and in your personal vehicle.

Alcoholic beverages are not permitted at any time on the grounds.