2018 Quilt Retreat Getaway Weekend

2018 Quilt Retreat Getaway Weekend

Regular price $175.00 Sale

WHEN: Friday, November 9, 2018, 5:30 to 6:30 registration, retreat starting at 7:00 PM through Monday, noon, November 12, 2018

WHERE:  Quality Inn Hotel and Ballroom, Mineral Point, Wisconsin


"Strings with Diane"




Diane Lapacek is the PRO of string quilts.  She has been playing, creating, poking, prodding and everything imaginable with her "strings."  It is now time for her to share with us everything she has learned along the way with her string quilts.
Diane Lapacek has been our faithful teacher at the Quilts by Barb Quilt Retreat Getaway Weekends for 16 years.  She teaches in a fun, laid back yet educational way to help you not only learn how to quilt, but also to enjoy the process.  

What if I am new to quilting?

 YES!!! We want you and this is your place to learn.  We would love to have you for the weekend and we will teach you all the GOOD habits of a successful quilter.  Diane and I have have taught hundreds of beginner quilters in our teaching career and we always love to have new participants at our retreat.  Contact me at
608-994-2821 or email me and we will talk personally about a pattern to get you started.  

What if I don't want to work on the project?

No, problem.  You may work on anything you would like.  If you have something at home that has you stumped, we love to problem solve with you.


Rooms are available at The Quality Inn Hotel, 1345 Business Park Rd, Mineral Point, WI which is attached to the ballroom where we will be working.  Contact the hotel directly at 608-987-4747 to make room reservations.  A block of rooms has been reserved under "Quilts by Barb."

Do you live within driving distance of the retreat?  You are not required to stay at the hotel to participant.  We would love to have you!


Meals are on your own.  Mineral Point is a historical old town and there are many unique eating establishments for you to explore.  There is a Subway very close to the hotel.

If you stay at the hotel, they furnish a very nice continental breakfast.  Coffee and ice water is provided at the retreat.  Your hotel room has a microwave and refrigerator for your convenience.

celebrating 16 years......

We are celebrating 16 years of our Quilt Retreat Getaway Weekend and we have created a wonderful family throughout the years.  As a celebration of our 16th years Barbz.net is making all participants of the retreat a T Shirt and we will be having a group picture wearing them this year!  

After you are registered I will be asking you for a size for your T shirt.  Color and style will be my surprise!

yard that keeps on going

You have to attend a retreat to learn more about it!

show and tell

We invite all our quilters to participate in show and tell if they would like.  This is a favorite of everyone.  We show quilts completed from past retreats as well as other quilts and quilt items.

cost of the retreat

The cost of the retreat is $175 for the weekend.

A $100 deposit or full payment is required to register for the retreat.

There is a $25 cancellation fee for cancellations after registering.  If the retreat information packet has been mailed (approximately August 1, 2018) the cancellation fee is $35.  The remainder of your deposit or full payment will be refunded to you.

There are no refunds of the $100 deposit for any cancellations after October 1, 2018.  The deposit is not transferable to a future year.  If you have paid the full cost of the retreat and cancel, the difference between your full payment and the deposit will be refunded.

If you do not cancel or contact me before November 8, 2018, there is no refund of any advance payment made.

If you have any questions about the payment policy, please contact me.


by mail:

send a check for $100 for deposit only or $175 for full payment to:

Quilts by Barb
Barbara Raisbeck
421 Mill St
Bloomington, WI. 53804

Please include your name full address, phone number and email address if you have one.  If you will be attending the retreat with others, please make of note of this so we can reserve sewing spots for you together.

by credit card: