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Quilting in the Hills 2020

October 8-11, 2020
at Terra Santa Retreat Center

Margaret Brewster Willingham is this year's retreat instructor. She will have workshops on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. There is a special price for taking both of Margaret's hand reverse applique workshops. The beginner class is on Thursday and is a great refresher for those with experience. Friday's class is an intermediate / advanced class and you will be able to continue working with your project from Thursday while learning more tips for more detailed patterns. Margaret will work with all students on both days. You must order your patterns for Margaret's classes prior to the retreat. Margaret is offering a discount and free shipping; information is on the supply list for each class. Her website has links to her Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook page. Check these sites for inspiration!

Cynthia England has cancelled her plans for teaching at our retreat due to COVID-19. The Retreat Committee is working with her for next year's retreat. If you signed up for a class with Cynthia and have not heard from the Retreat Committee, please Contact Us.

SOYO is available all three days.

Registration is currently limited to 15 attendees per workshop and 18 attendees per day for SOYO. Each attendee will have thier own 6 foot table. Masks are required at Terra Sancta in all common areas; you may remove your mask while at your table.

If you are interested in being an instructor for a future retreat, please scroll to the bottom of this page for an application form.

Registration is now open

The registration deadline is Tuesday, September 29, 2020. There are links below for the full brochure and pictures of the retreat projects.
Note: The brochure was revised on September 8, because of scheduling changes.

     Open Brochure               Project Pictures for Margaret's Workshops  


     Click here to Register Online

     Click here to open form for Printing

Note: The meal registration form was added on September 8. Meals must be ordered by Tuesday, September 29.

     Click here to Select Meals Online

     Click here to open Meal Selection form for printing

Refund Policy: Cancellations before July 31 will receive a 50% refund on workshops. Cancellations between July 31 and August 31 will receive a 25% refund on workshops. The registration fee is non-refundable. There are no refunds after August 31.

 Workshops and Evening Programs

As of September 1, we are planning to offer only the Margaret Brewster Willingham workshops. All registrants will be contacted if there are any changes. There will be no Friday and Saturday evening programs.  

 Full class descriptions and bios on the instructors are available in the brochure.

Margaret Brewster Willingham
  • Beginning Hand Reverse Applique - Flowers     Supply List
  • Intermediate / Advanced Hand Reverse Applique - Flowers     Supply List
  • Twinkling Flurries : Machine Reverse Applique     Supply LIst

SOYO (Sew On Your Own) will be offered on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Retreat Schedule

Thursday   10:30 am     Check-in begins and SOYO room opens
                    2:00 pm     Class room opens
                    2:30 pm     "Beginning Hand Reverse Applique' - Flowers", Margaret Brewster Willingham
                    5:30 pm     Dinner break - boxed meals served at your worktable
                    6:00 pm     Class resumes
                    8:00 pm     Class and SOYO rooms closed for the day

Friday          9:00 am     Class and SOYO rooms open 
     &            9:30 am     "Intermediate / Advanced Hand Reverse Applique' - Flowers", Margaret
Saturday                              Brewster Willingham
                    Noon          Lunch break - boxed meals served at your worktable
                    1:00 pm     Class resumes
                    4:30 pm     Class ends
                    5:00 pm     Class and SOYO rooms close for the day


Lodging and Meals

Lodging is very limited this year at Terra Sancta.  All room reservations need to be made directly through Terra Sancta Retreat Center. Please call them at (605) 716-0925 for availability. 

Sleeping accommodations are Family Style rooms. Each Family Style room has two queen-size beds and a private bath (similar to a hotel room) and can accommodate up to four guests. Linens and towels are provided in all rooms. If you need an ADA-accessible room, please let Terra Sancta know when you contact them. Family Style rooms are available for a three-night stay at $270.76 or $100.28 per room per night.

PLEASE NOTE: Alcohol and other controlled substances are prohibited at the retreat center.

Meals: There will be meals for Thursday evening, Friday noon, and Saturday noon. Meals will be boxed and delivered to your table in the classroom. If you wish to order meals, use the online form or print the form (both forms are below the retreat registration forms above). If using a paper form return it to the Retreat Chair with payment. Meals must be ordered by September 29. You may also bring your own meals. If you are bringing snacks to share, they must be individually wrapped.

Calling All Teachers

We are always looking for new instructors offering techniques that provide a variety of interest for our guild. If you would like to teach a class, please submit your application online OR download and print the form, fill it out and mail it to us. Please provide as much information as possible.  We will try to contact you within a few weeks but if you don't hear from us, submit your application again or Contact Us.  Thank you!

   Click here to open the ONLINE Instructor Application Form

   Click here to Download and Print Instructor Application Form

Planning Ahead

Future Quilting in the Hills Retreat Dates

       October 7 - 10, 2021
       October 6 - 9, 2022
       September 21 - 24, 2023
       October 10 - 13, 2024