Join me at Sacred Threads 2021
I'm sending out a reminder for Sacred Threads 2021 -- much of the information is the same as I sent in March. Updated information is indicated in RED. With vaccinations on the rise and the CDC guidelines relaxing, our Sacred Threads retreat looks very promising.
Who is ready to get out there and do something normal???
I know I am! And I'm really excited about the possibility of participating in a faith-filled quilting retreat at the Saint Benedict Retreat Center in Schuyler, Nebraska, October 7-10, 2021.
We are sending this email to gather a list of quilters who are interested in Sacred Threads 2021 and would like more information.
So here's a good story for you. A few years ago, on a rainy, icky day, I was pulling out of a Menard's parking lot in Omaha and saw a car ahead that had a license plate that said SEWNSOW. I grabbed my phone, took a pic, laughed, and said to my husband, "I bet that's a quilter who gardens." He responded, "or quilter that raises hogs." I told him I thought I was more likely to be right. I posted the pic to Facebook with the line "I think this is a quilter, what do you think?" And lo, and behold, Teri Quinn private messaged me and said that it was her plate. She is an avid quilter who sows the seeds of faith. Teri went on to tell me that she has hosted the Sacred Threads quilting retreat for several years. I told her that I design faith-based quilts, and a friendship was formed! It was always our thought to work on a Sacred Threads retreat together, then COVID hit. Like everything else, the retreat was placed on a back burner. But luckily, Teri never let it get far from thought.
When the priory announced that it would be re-opening the retreat center, Teri booked the dates. We realize that it is impossible to know (at this time) what might happen with the pandemic, so plans are not firm.
Here's what we can tell you. We are planning to host 30 quilters this year.
When: October 7-10, 2021 Sacred Threads 2021
Where: Saint Benedict Priory, Schuyler NE
What: A spiritual quilt retreat with a spiritual focus, but not a Rah Rah Revival...; work on your own projects with spiritual group sessions and optional personal sessions
Coordinated by Teri Quinn (with a little help from me)
Lodging & meals: check out the PDF attached.
Rooming Update, with the changes in CDC guidelines, we may be able to lodge 2 quilters to a room at the priory. Stay tuned...
Spiritual Director: Margie Walker (see bio in the PDF below) -- Bio-Spirituality
Click HERE to download the Sacred Threads 2021 PDF
If you have any interest at all in attending Sacred Threads 2021, please email Teri Quinn at
Official registration is now open. Reserve your spot today.
Questions? Contact Teri Quinn StBensOct2021@gmail.com
This year's retreat will not host the traveling trunk show from Sacred Threads. They have announced that due to the pandemic, the traveling exhibit will not be released until July 2022. But we can look forward to seeing Sacred Threads in the future.
I'm really looking forward to attending this year and serving as a quilt captain. By attending this year, I will have priority registration to attend in following years when the quilt collection Sacred Threads will be part of the retreat. Click HERE to take a look at the official Sacred Threads traveling trunk show.
Let's create our own trunk show! I encourage every quilter to bring their faith-inspired quilts to display and show and tell. My Stitchin' Tree trunk show will also be on display.
All Sacred Threads 2021 participants will receive a complimentary copy of my Jesus, the Teacher pattern. This retreat is designed for quilters to work independently on projects of their choice, but if any quilters want to work on Jesus, the Teacher, I'm happy to help guide them.
I hope to see you in Schuyler!
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