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3-Day Quilting & Sewing & 4-Day Teaching Retreats

Creative Passions Retreat Center

3-Day Quilting (Feb & Nov)

We offer 3-day Quilting & Sewing Retreats in February & November of each year at Creative Passions Retreat Center, Chesaning, MI.

Winter Get-A-Way Retreat - Feb 19-21, 2021

Deer Widow's Quilting Retreat - Nov 19-21, 2021  

Cost: $225 per person, $150 Deposit required to reserve a room. The final Deposit of $75 due is due 30 days before the event

Includes meals & 2-Night Accommodations (Fri/Sat)
  • Continental breakfast Fri/Sat/SunAnd more!!!
    • Lunch Fri/Sat/Sun
    • Dinner Fri/Sat
Optional: Early check-in is Thursday evening at 8pm (Additional $30 payable upon arrival).

Cancellation Policy:  Due to Deposits required by third-party vendors several months in advance, there will be No Refunds on Retreat Cancellation. Transfers



4-Day Anything Summer Teaching Retreat (July)

We offer 4-day Teaching Retreats in July of each year at Creative Passions Retreat Center, Chesaning, MI. This is a teaching retreat and we will have instructors available to answer questions and help you with any of your projects:
Embroidery, applique, quilt piecing, Quiltworx-Judy Niemeyer paper piecing and more!  This retreat also includes a class for the "Tools of the Trade" tote byAnnie. There is a separate fee for the supply kit which includes all but your fabric.

Summer Get-A-Way Retreat - July 11-15, 2021

Cost: $300 per person, $150 Deposit required to reserve a room. The final Deposit of $150 due is due 30 days before the event

Includes meals & 3-Night Accommodations (Sun-Thu)
  • Continental breakfast Mon-Thu And more!!!
  • Lunch Mon-Thu
  • Dinner Mon-Wed

Optional: Early check-in is Sunday evening at 8pm.

Cancellation Policy:  Due to Deposits required by third-party vendors several months in advance, there will be No Refunds on Retreat Cancellation. We do offer 1-time transfers.



4-day Teaching Retreats featuring "Anything Judy" Week


We offer 4-day teaching Retreats several times throughout the year at Creative Passions Retreat Center, Chesaning, MI. Featuring our Certified Shop Instructors for Quiltworx: Patti Mitrowski, Nancy Dufoor, & Kathi Sweet.

We are calling this "Anything Judy" Week.  Bring any of your Judy Niemeyer projects that you are working on and our Certified Shop Instructors (CSI) will be available to assist you.

This is a weekday class.  Arrival is 7 pm on Sunday, departing Thursday at 3 pm.  All meals are included each day of your stay.  There are main floor rooms available for those who cannot do stairs.  Each room has its own attached bathroom as well.  For more details, please give us a call.

We at Sew Many Things stands ready to help customize your quilt using Quiltster as well as put a fabric kit together for your class. We will also have Judy Niemeyer Patterns, notions, and quilting supplies available for purchase.  Here are some Judy Niemeyer projects you may be interested in working on.  Again, you are welcome to bring ANY Judy Niemeyer project.

"Anything Judy" & "Coral Reef" New 2021 Technique of the Month Teaching Retreats

Mar 7-11, 2021 (CSI: Patti & Nancy)

Apr 18-26, 2021 (CSI: Patti & Kathi)
Oct 10-14, 2021 (CSI: Patti & Kathi)
Nov 14-18, 2021 (CSI: Patti & Kathi)


Cost: $375 per person, $100 Deposit required to reserve a room. The final Deposit of $275 due is due 30 days before the event

Cancellation Policy:  Due to Deposits required by third-party vendors several months in advance, there will be No Refunds on Retreat Cancellation.