Shipshewana Quilt Retreat

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November 6 – 10

There’s no better place for retreating than Shipshewana, Indiana. Nestled in Indiana Amish country, it’s the perfect place to relax, recharge and retreat. We’re excited to invite you to the Shipshewana Quilt Retreat!

The February retreat  (Wednesday – Sunday) features the annual Shipshewana Pajama Sale which always takes place the first weekend in February. Spend your time stitching, knitting, crocheting, sewing, rug hooking, any craft your heart desires along with  shopping and taking in all the wonderful events around town.  

The April retreat  (Wednesday – Sunday) is our welcome to spring. The flowers begin to bloom and we have lots of time to spend with old friends and make new ones too. There aren’t any classes so you’ll get lots of time to work on whatever project you want and have time for pie and shopping too.

The November retreat (Wednesday – Sunday) is a mix of optional quilting classes and a special time to just get away, enjoy the sights and sounds of northern Indiana while stitching to our hearts content. Depending on the dates, we could be in town for the Christmas tree lighting and parade.  We sew, shop, eat lots of great food, spend time with old friends and make new ones!

Our guest teacher for November 2019 is Bonnie Hunter.  

We love being with everyone, sharing your projects, making new friends, stitching with treasured ones and are excited to invite you to the Shipshewana Quilt Retreat!


Click on one of the retreat buttons at the bottom for information on individual retreats –


Retreats will be held during February, April and November at the Blue Gate Garden Inn. These are the dates for the next few years:


November 6 – 10 (classes with Bonnie Hunter)



January 29 – February 2  / Pajama Sale Retreat

April 22 – 26

November 11-15  (classes with Di Ford Hall)


February – Pajama Sale Retreat

April – Classes with Bonnie Hunter



  • A group rate at the hotel – all you need to do is tell them you’re with Shipshewana Quilt Retreat . If you have trouble making your reservation just ask for someone in Group Hospitality.
  • Each room includes iron/ironing board, coffeemaker, microwave, refrigerator, hair dryer and free wireless internet access
  • A traditional Blue Gate breakfast buffet of hot/cold food and beverages, as well as personalized omelets
  • Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening Pizza and Ice Cream Shop open in the lobby
  • Sit around the campfire and sew outside, weather permitting
  • New, beautiful hot tub and pool – open until 11 PM
  • Sewing anytime, day or night – work on any project you’d like from Wed. noon – Sun. evening.
  • Coffee, tea, water, snacks.
  • Door prizes and maybe a game or two.
  • “Show and Tell” on Saturday evening.
  • Quilters Sale Table

Retreat Highlights:

Don’t Forget To Reserve Your Hotel Room!

Call (800) 545-4725

If you have trouble making your reservation, ask for someone is Group Hospitality or email me.