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It is important to make time to pursue what you love. Take a break from the distractions and interruptions of everyday life, and join us in the peaceful northwest where we've set aside time and space for you to quilt to your heart's content! We invite you to gather with fellow quilters and share encouragement, inspiration, and camaraderie!
In this airy workspace, each quilter has ample room to cut, sew, press, and stroll around to visit other quilters. With daily order deliveries from the Shabby Fabrics warehouse, there's no need to worry about running out of things to do!
The venue provides plenty of comfortable areas for friendly chats – cozy, but never cramped. Take a break from the sewing machine and talk about anything and everything with your new-found quilting friends!
Even as you enjoy delicious meals that are thoughtfully prepared by our gracious hosts, you will be treated to beautiful views of the lake and wooded hills.
Stretch your legs between sewing sessions on one of many wooded paths. The trails are not treacherous – still, we recommend that you bring a pair of hiking shoes.
If you'd rather not travel with your sewing machine, we have a limited number of Bernina 475's available to rent during the retreat. Reserve a machine when you register, and we'll have it set up and ready to sew when you arrive!
At the end of each busy day, recharge at your cozy home-away-from-home. Traveling with a friend or a group of friends? We'll do our best to let you stay together!

Quilt Retreat at Lakeside Cabins FAQ

Shabby Fabrics’ Quilt Retreat at Lakeside Cabins is hosted by Camp Lutherhaven, located in beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. This mountainous terrain features an abundance of mature pine trees and views of Lake Coeur d’ Alene situated at approximately 2400 feet above sea-level. This is a true “camp” in the sense that it does not include paved walkways and elaborate accommodations; quilters should be prepared for dirt walkways, bunk beds, and more rugged conditions around the Lutherhaven campus.

Click the big, green ribbon that says RESERVE YOUR SPOT and select the date for the retreat you would like to attend. (If you are not already signed in to your Shabby Fabrics customer account, you will need to sign in. If you do not already have a Shabby Fabrics account, you will need to create one.) Follow the instructions on the sign-up form and continue until you have received confirmation of your registration. PLEASE NOTE: Once you begin the registration process, your spot will be reserved for only 15 minutes. Be sure you are prepared with payment information before beginning the registration process.

If you would like to register another person for the same retreat date, that person will need to create an account and sign up separately.

We will be providing updates via email and/or text, but we will also send a Welcome Packet that includes details specific to your quilt retreat. PLEASE NOTE: Welcome Packets will not ship until full payment is received.

We recommend paying in full at the time of registration, but if you opt to make a partial payment to save your spot, the remaining balance will automatically be charged on 7/15/24 for our September 2024 retreat and 9/9/24 for the November 2024 retreat. The final payment will be automatic, billed to the same card used at the time of registration.

Feel free to bring any projects you're currently working on or have been eager to start. Additionally, we have selected a lovely array of projects that you can either entirely complete or mostly complete at the retreat. Purchase your favorite kit(s) from our Quilt Retreat Projects Category now. Jen and Tammy will be at the retreat and offering demonstrations for Tips & Techniques on how to complete these projects throughout the week. To maximize your sewing time, we recommend you purchase your kit(s) now, thoroughly read the instructions and cut the fabrics in your kit(s) before arriving.

The retreat will also feature gift bags, giveaways, pop-up quilt shop, inspiring trunk shows, and much more! Each day promises to be filled with fun and creativity!

No, the purchase of a retreat does not contribute to Loyalty Rewards.

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The closest major airport is Spokane International (GEG). It is a little more than an hour from the airport to the campus. Specific directions will be included in your Welcome Packet.

Airlines that fly into Spokane International

No, you will need to either rent a car or use a local taxi service for transportation.

PLEASE NOTE: We are not a high-demand urban location; please consider that Uber or Lyft may not be readily available.

Rental Car Companies
Ground Transportation Options

Shabby Fabrics will send you updates via the email provided at registration. You will also receive a Welcome Packet once full payment is received.

All rooms have shared occupancy. There are no single rooms. At registration, you will be offered the opportunity to request a specific roommate if you are travelling with a friend or family member.

The number of people per room will vary depending on room assignment. All rooms will offer a shared bathroom. Rooms may be a combination of bunk beds and full/queen beds. (We do not include the top bunk in occupancy numbers.)

Yes, the sewing room will be open 24 hours a day for your convenience. Staff will not be available after hours. If there are any restrictions or changes, we will inform you by email and/or text.

Yes, if you indicated on the registration form that you are traveling in a group. The group will be seated in the same sewing room. If you indicated a roommate, they will also be seated near you in the same room. 

Etiquette details will be provided in your Welcome Packet. For instance, we ask that everyone silence their cell phones to avoid interruptions.

A list of supplies and suggestions will be included in your Welcome Packet. It will be mailed at the time of receipt of full payment.

We will offer a pop-up shop for quilting supplies, as well as daily deliveries of items ordered from our website.

We are excited to offer the Bernina 475 for rental during the retreat. It can be selected at registration for $100.00 for the entire retreat. You must select the rental during registration to reserve your machine. (If you decide to add it later, please contact Customer Service immediately as we have a limited number of machines available.)

Yes, if the blades are 4 inches or less in length. We suggest that you pack any sharp objects in your checked luggage for security reasons. Click here for more information on TSA regulations.

The original packaging would be the most protective option. If that isn’t an option, we suggest a protective carrying case. We also suggest putting a piece of fabric on the feed dog, with the foot down and the needle up.

Yes, as long as it does not exceed 20” × 30”.

No, we do not have the capacity to support small appliances other than a small iron and a task light.  

Yes, if it does not exceed 1000 watts. Small travel irons work great, but full-size irons will not be permitted at individual workstations due to power requirements.

Yes, we will have several cutting stations set up around the room. Stations will be equipped with large rulers (Creative Grids 6½” × 24½”). Please bring your own rotary cutter, extra blades, and any specialty rulers you might require for your project. We do suggest cutting your project PRIOR to arriving at the retreat; that way you can jump into sewing right away.

Yes. There will be three meals served at scheduled times. There will also be a coffee vendor on site where you may purchase additional goodies during their operating hours.

Food services are provided by Camp Lutherhaven; they cannot accommodate food allergies without prior notice. (After registration, you will be asked to complete their Dietary Allergy Request Form.)

  • VEGETARIAN: Meatless options are generally served at each meal.
  • CELIAC: Unfortunately, our kitchens are not equipped to meet the strict food handling requirements to serve guests with Celiac. Guests with Celiac should plan on bringing their own food.
  • NUT ALLERGIES: Lutherhaven Ministries does not serve peanuts or tree nuts at any meals. Single serve peanut butter is available and products containing nuts may be purchased in the Trading Post. Food used in the kitchen may have been processed in a facility processing peanuts or tree nuts. Products with the “May Contain” statement are NOT removed from the camp menus. Please ask kitchen staff if you have concerns.

Food and beverages are not allowed in any sleeping rooms, with the exception of water bottles.

No, we suggest picking up any essentials or snacks on the way to the retreat.

Alcohol is NOT permitted on the Lutherhaven campus.

No, there are no laundry machines or services onsite.

We cannot book rooms at the retreat site outside of our retreat dates. There are many beautiful hotels and other options in the area; search for accommodations near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho or near Spokane International Airport.

This event is for ages 18+. All attendees will be registered retreat customers.

Not at this time. This is an inclusive retreat, and includes event space, accommodations, and food.

RV hookups are not available at this site.

The closest hospital, Kootenai Health, is 10.3 miles from Lutherhaven.

Bring any projects you would like to work on.

We acknowledge that things happen unexpectedly; for this reason, we offer the ability to transfer any payment (partial or full) to a future event OR to another quilter.
Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to Please include a statement regarding the reason you are cancelling. Indicate the future retreat that you would like to apply your payment toward OR the name of the quilter you would like to transfer your spot to.

At Camp Lutherhaven, there are no paved roads, parking lots or walkways as the camp is built in the mountains making movement in a wheelchair, walker or scooter extremely difficult. For 2025, we are seeking additional retreat venues that will be more handicap accessible.

Local quilters who wish to drive home each night may do so but Lutherhaven charges the same amount whether quilters stay in camp or drive home each night.