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Quilt Retreat Center

We know the time spent on a sewing retreat is special! Grab your girlfriends, load the car with your sewing machines, your UFOs, and stay with us for a long crafty weekend! 


Get ready for the most joy, creativity, laughter, friendship, and happiness you've ever felt in 4 days. We can host your private retreat group up to 14 people.

Looking for a description of our retreat house amenities, like rooms & spaces? Start here.

Creativity = Joy

. Turn your Sit & Sew Day into a weekend-long experience.

Sew, quilt, design, start new projects, or finish old ones, and make memories with new and old friends.

Why Camellia Palms is perfect for sewing, quilting, & fiber arts retreats:

Large workspace with natural light!

Quaint small town with restaurants, coffee shops,

& boutiques.

30-minute drive to 5 different quilt shops!

Retreat room designs just for quilters with cutting & ironing stations, design walls, & comfy chairs!


everywhere you look.

Our retreat house is set on the absolutely stunning shores of Lake Jackson.


Take inspiring walks by the lake & observe the colorful and textural elements in nature.

As you sew in our retreat room, your view is filled with sunbeams, palm trees, and the peaceful lake.

Photograph your quilts in our beautiful setting!

Need a little something extra from the quilt shop? 5 quilt shops on both sides of the AL/FL state line are within 30 minutes, and we actually have 10+ quilt shops within 1-2 hours!

All you need is your machine & your projects!

We want you to have the most fun...with the least amount of work!

We include retreat planning assistance, plus everything is set up for you when you arrive.

We even have a tool library for your complimentary use including a backup sewing machine, cutting rulers & mats, Accuquilt, Cricut, light boxes, and a printer!

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Sample Quilt Retreat Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and Welcome

  • 1:00 PM: Check-in & Get your complimentary T-shirt and Swag Bag!

  • 2:00 PM Set up your sewing machine & start sewing!

  • 6:00 PM: Dinner

  • 7:00 PM: Sew in your PJ’s time (wine optional)

Day 2: Full Day of Quilting

  • 8:00 AM: Breakfast

  • 9:00 AM: Field trip to local quilt shops, coffee shop, antique stores

  • 12:00 PM: Lunch

  • 1:00 PM: Free time for quilting or napping, or walking along the lake

  • 6:00 PM: Dinner

  • 7:00 PM: Evening Sewing or guest speaker, trunk show, or group quilting project

Day 3: Full Day of Quilting

  • 8:00 AM: Breakfast

  • 9:00 AM: Full day of quilting with breaks for lunch and refreshments

  • 12:00 PM: Lunch

  • 1:00 PM Sewing

  • 6:00 PM: Dinner

  • 7:00 PM: Sewing or Game night 

Day 4: Wrap-up and Departure

  • 8:00 AM: Breakfast

  • 9:00 AM: Load cars & take group photos

  • 10:00 AM: Check-out of accommodations

Your friends will LOVE...

Eating out at The Depot, our historic train station turned fresh, delicious southern restaurant

Shopping handmade soaps (or even taking a soap-making class!) at
2 Gals & a Goat

Having coffee on our back deck, overlooking the shores of beautiful Lake Jackson

A day trip down to Destin - white sand beaches are just 1 hour away!


Half-Day Trip Ideas:

Florala, AL

Shopping: 2 Gals and a Goat, Jackson’s Corner, The Warehouse Market

Coffee: The Crafty Bean or Revival Cafe

Lunch: The Depot, Ranch House Kitchen(also has ice cream), Monterrey’s Mexican Food


Opp, AL

Shopping: Oh Sew Pretty! 

Coffee: Grit and Grind

Lunch: Wheelhouse


Defuniak Springs, Fl

Shopping: Oh Sew Kountry

Coffee: Perla Baking Co.

Lunch: Cafe Nola

Crestview, Fl

Shopping: Stitch by Stitch Fabric Boutique & Margies Sew Much Fun

Coffee: Casbah Coffee or Local Drip

Lunch: Back Home Bakery, El Paso, or Hub City Smokehouse

We specialize in Creative Retreats!

We offer better amenities, designed specifically for craft retreats, than other rental options.

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Call your girlfriends!

We book retreats year-round and popular dates in the Spring & Fall fill very quickly. Most of our groups re-book the same weeks year after year, making their annual retreat getaway a non-negotiable in their schedule.

So, if you're new to staying with us...we can't wait to host you, but also you want to book quickly because dates fill fast and we are first-come, first-serve.

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