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Annual Sewing Retreat

    Each year we travel to San Juan Bautista, CA for a carefree and relaxed four-day sewing retreat, usually in the first quarter of the year.  It’s carefree because we are provided with single or double rooms, 12 buffet meals, large well lighted sewing room at a beautiful and tranquil retreat center.

   We provide cutting and ironing stations, snack table, and shared table space or work area. This is an open sew retreat.  Attendees bring their projects to make, we do not hold classes. A local quilt shop is available for stocking up on fabric, thread or notions. 

   To attend this sewing retreat, you must be a member of the American Sewing Guild. If you are interested, the sign ups go out mid-year in our newsletter and you will need to be a member to receive our newsletter. 

   If you like to spend time with people who enjoy sewing, laughing, eating, and all-around good time, think about joining us.

2025 Retreat dates are January 15 - 19.


St Francis Retreat grounds

Happy Retreat attendees

hilltop view

View along a walking path. Nice location to stretch your legs after sewing for a period of time.


The sewing room. Each attendee will have 1/2 a table to set up their machine(s).

A rack of completed items. It is a nice way for all to see what you have sewn.

Each Year we have a drawing that each attendee that wants to participate can place a hand sewn or sewing related item in the mix. The whiteboard shows some of the tally for # of items completed.

The Sewing room, Alternate view


Sample of projects that were completed.


Gazebo rest stop along the trail on the grounds

Another Quilt top completed.

View of the walk from our rooms to the Sewing room.


Our fearless Coordinator - she is a fan of Flamingos!

Stretch Break!

Nice Hat & another project completed

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