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In-Person Events Are Back

2021 Retreats

In-person Gammill events have returned for Summer/Fall 2021! Join us for an all-inclusive quilting retreat. With four amazing locations to select from, a menu of classes for hand-guided and computerized quilters, a lineup of world-renowned educators, superb dining options, and luxurious accommodations, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn and gain quilting confidence! Registration includes three nights of lodging, two-and-a-half days of education, and all meals. Space is limited. Book now to take advantage of the $200 early-bird discount!

Retreat Timeline

Day 1: Checkin and Reception at 7 p.m.

Day 2: Classes from approximately 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner

Day 3: Classes from approximately 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner

Day 4: Classes from approximately 7:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.  Event will dismiss by 12:30 p.m.

2021 Locations and Dates

Four Amazing Locations to Select From

Lake Las Vegas: Aug. 4-7, 2021

Enjoy the excitement of Las Vegas at the beautiful Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa. The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa offers a world of opportunities for recreation, exploration and relaxation. Located in Henderson, the Westin offers world-class dining and a luxury resort feel but is just a short drive from the energy of the Las Vegas Strip.

Houston Marriott Sugar Land: Aug. 25-28, 2021

Welcome to a landmark, just 15 minutes southwest of downtown Houston, where contemporary comfort and classic Texas charm converge. The Houston Marriott Sugar Land is located in the heart of the vibrant Sugar Land Town Square, surrounded by fabulous dining and delightful shopping venues all within walking distance. Join us for true Texas hospitality and a fresh new destination!

Houston Marriott Sugar Land Educators

Hershey Lodge: Sept. 12-15, 2021

Join us in Pennsylvania for a retreat that is warm, welcoming and distinctly Hershey! Traveling with guests or wish to take in the complete Hershey experience? Hershey features fun for people of all ages! With highflying times at Hersheypark, sweet memories at Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction and full-bloom fun at Hershey Gardens, there is so much to see, do, and experience. Hershey is located in Central Pennsylvania, just 90 minutes from Baltimore and Philadelphia, 2 hours from Washington, DC and 3 hours from New York City.

Hershey Lodge Educators

Downtown Des Moines: Sept. 26-29, 2021

Des Moines Downtown Sept. 26-29: Enjoy luxury and a convenient location at the new Hilton Des Moines Downtown Hotel. Located just six miles from the Des Moines Airport, this retreat is a convenient location for both our midwest and northern quilters, as well as a convenient location for those flying in from around the country. The hotel is connected to the skywalk, a climate-controlled walkway across 4 miles of the capital city. There’s a wealth of local restaurants, pubs, performing arts venues, city parks, and university events to explore while you’re here.

Education and Classes

Select from a full lineup of hand-guided, Elevate and Statler classes from our world-renowned education team plus special guest educators! Your registration includes two and a half-days of classes with a minimum of nine, 90-minute sessions of your choice.  Class registration will begin July 13, 2021.

Each event will kick off with a welcome reception at 7 p.m. on the first evening and will end by 12:30 p.m. on the final day.

All Inclusive Details

Your registration fee includes all you need to kick back, relax, learn, socialize and become the most confident quilter possible.


Select from a full lineup of hand-guided, Elevate, and Statler classes from our world-renowned educators! Your registration includes two and a half days of classes with a minimum of nine, 90-minute sessions of your choice. Class registration begins July 13, 2021.


Three nights of luxurious hotel accommodations in our carefully selected retreat locations including taxes and fees.

Welcome Reception

Meet your fellow quilters and the educators after you arrive and check-in. Enjoy delicious hor d’oeuvres at our welcome reception to kick off our retreat event.

Meals & Refreshments

Your registration includes a menu of delicious fare! Don’t stress about where to eat or catching breakfast before a class. Each retreat includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and refreshments during the two full days of class plus breakfast and morning refreshments on the final day. Bringing a guest? They are welcome to join the meals and can select from a complete meal package or dinner package. Includes taxes and gratuities.

Not included: Travel, valet parking, hotel incidentals, specialty, and alcoholic beverages.

2021 Quilting with Confidence


Quilter Registration: $1,499 All-Inclusive

While supplies last

Quilter registration is based per person on a double occupancy room. Includes education, meals and refreshments and lodging. See above for details.
Single Room: Additional $300

Bringing a non-quilting guest?
Select from one of the following
Double occupancy room with guest reception ticket: $350
Double occupancy room with guest reception ticket and two dinner tickets: $550
Double occupancy room with guest reception, two dinners, two lunches and three breakfasts (complete meal ticket): $900

2022 Tour Stops

We look forward to returning to more in-person events in 2022 including our Quilting with Confidence. The two-day tour stops, bring education to a location near you with your choice of Elevate, Statler, or Hand-Guided class tracks.


How do I designate my roommate?

Pricing is per person based on double occupancy. Single rooms and non-quilting guest roommate options are available for additional fees as selected below. Designating a roommate: If you would like to room with another quilter, you can each complete your registration individually. On the checkout page, please write your roommate’s name. If you do not designate a roommate, one will be selected for you or you may upgrade to a single room.

What is the Cancellation Policy

Cancellation 60+ days prior to event: Refund less $100

Cancellation 15 to 60 days prior to event: 50% refund

Cancellation within 15 days of event: no refunds

What if I was previously pre-registered for a 2020 or 2021 event or have a voucher?

Those who pre-registered for the 2020 and 2021 Quilting with Confidence Tour Stops can apply their deposit to a retreat, a virtual Quilting with Confidence event, or can extend their deposit through 2022. To use the code, please use QWCREG upon checkout. Please note, you must register for the event using the email address you used to register for the QWC event. If you no longer have access to that email address or don’t remember which address you used, e-mail contact@gammill.com for assistance.  Those with Education vouchers may also use these certificates for the online Quilting with Confidence event. To do so, please mark your certificates as void and send a photo to contact@gammill.com. An online code will be returned to you within two business days.

What are the COVID-19 safety policies?

All Gammill retreat events will follow the policies and guidelines of the event venue, the city, and the state for each retreat location at the time of the event.

Lake Las Vegas

Hershey Lodge

Hilton Des Moines

Houston Marriott Sugar Land

Is there a price without meals and/or lodging?

The Gammill retreats are all-inclusive so pricing is not available without lodging or meals for quilters.  We hope you will enjoy this amazing opportunity to enjoy learning and fun without having to worry about meals or hotel reservations. We look forward to treating you to a wonderful retreat experience.