Don't you deserve some quilting R&R?


Rest - no chores, no cooking, no cleaning

Relaxation - take a dip in the indoor pool, soak in the Jacuzzi in your room, take a walk and admire the splendor of the mountains in all her seasons.

Rejuvenation - learn something new in a class.

Recreation - or just do your own thing, sew until the wee hours, be with others who understand your obsession with fabric and thread. The quilting room is available 24 hours a day. Who needs sleep when there is all this fabric to play with?

Retail Therapy - your very own personal pop-up quilt shop onsite in case you forget anything. Visit the shops in the quaint Village Center or take a road trip to visit quilt shops.

Where is it?

Nestled in New Hampshire's White Mountains is the Snowy Owl Inn. Right next door is the Village Center of Waterville Valley, a quintessential New England town square with shops and restaurants. The Inn has an indoor octagonal heated pool and most rooms have your very own Jacuzzi tub for relaxing. All rooms feature TV, data ports, refrigerator and wi-fi throughout the Inn.

Columbus Weekend R&R

October 5-8, 2018 - Friday to Monday - Columbus Day Weekend

There are only a few spots left - call or email us to snag one!

Penni Domikis (black shirt photo) Penni is the Queen of Scraps! Bring your unruly collection of scraps and Penni will show you how to tame it using her All Scrapped Out! method. You will be creating a wall hanging "Seasonal Landscape" with your choice of seasons (fall is shown). You will create the background from your scraps and the tree will be provided. You will learn how to mix your scraps by tone, how to audition color and how to jump into sewing your scraps without pre-cutting or pre-pressing. Penni will inspire you to use up your leftovers and take advantage of all the "free" quilts you can create. Each student will be provided with a silhouette package for their desired season.  You can learn more about Penni on her website, Cabin In The Woods Quilters.

Sandi Blackwell (blue shirt photo) Sandi has created a technique to make on-point quilts without all those fussy setting and corner math is required! You will create the wall hanging "Colors Of Fall" while learning this technique. Simply sew a simple straight row setting, learn how to wave the magic wand and...presto...on-point quilt! It's magic. You can learn more about Sandi on her website, Stitched Buy.

Columbus Weekend - How Much Does It Cost?

Our prices include EVERYTHING - a room at the Inn for three nights, eight meals, wine & cheese social, class with your chosen instructor, evening lecture with Sandi Blackwell, quilting room available 24 hours a day, your own 8' table for quilting, raffles, games, prizes, welcome package...the works!

Single Occupancy - $649

Double Occupancy - $569 per person

Triple Occupancy - $489 per person

Quad Occupancy - $449 per person

Quilt Pro Retreat

September 27-30, 2018 - Thursday to Sunday

This retreat is open to anyone that is actively working in the quilting owners, designers, long- armers, online retailers, show organizers... Having people from all aspects of our business attend will round out the knowledge base. In the past I have found some of my best ideas came not from other designers but from discussions with shop owners or long-armers. They often have a different perspective on issues than I do.

Most of us in the quilt industry tend to work alone or with a very small support group. We don't get the chance to bounce ideas off of other knowledgeable professionals or have someone who can offer advice with any issues we may have with the day-to-day running of our businesses. This will be a chance to have that experience.

We also struggle with finding quiet time to work on samples, develop ideas or (gasp!) work on personal sewing. This weekend will allow you time for that as well.

Our June 2018 Quilt Pro Retreat

What does the Quilt Pro Retreat cost?

Your weekend package will include EVERYTHING...three nights at the Inn, eight meals, wine & cheese social, your own 8' table for quilting, quilting room available 24/7, access to our private chat group and several organized roundtable discussions on topics pertinent to our industry.

Single occupancy - $509 per person

Double occupancy - $429 per person

Triple occupancy - $349 per person

Quad occupancy - $299 per person

A deposit of $100.00 secures your spot. The balance will be due by 8-17-18. When we fill up a waiting list will be started. There is no fee to be on the waiting list.


What do I get for the money?

Our prices include EVERYTHING - a room at the Inn, meals, wine & cheese social, class with the featured instructor (if applicable), quilting room available 24 hours a day, your own 8' table for quilting, raffles, games, prizes, welcome package...the works!

Sounds great, I would love to go...what next?

Register early. Space is limited (15 quilters minimum). A deposit of $150.00 is required to hold your spot. The remaining balance is due two months before the retreat. Just give us a phone call or email to get started.

(603) 544-2161

headmoose "@" purplemoosedesigns "dot" com

Cancellation Policy

Purple Moose Designs reserves the right to cancel three weeks prior if there are not a minimum of 15 quilters registered. Full refunds would be issued. There will be no refunds if R&R is canceled due to circumstances beyond our control such as the weather or the moon crashing into the earth...stuff like that. If you should need to cancel your spot for any reason after the last deadline, your deposit will be forfeited unless your spot can be filled.

Have more questions?

Your retreats fill up so fast. How can I get in?

For many of our instructors, we have to secure them 2-3 years in advance. Once we have an instructor we start taking names for the pre-registration list. It costs nothing to be on that list, just add your name and email. Once prices and class info are determined then that list gets the first crack at securing a spot in the class. If there are spaces left then it goes to our newsletter folks. Finally, it is offered to the general public.

I've paid my deposit money, now what?

Once you have been registered you will be invited to join our private online chat group. This makes it really easy for me to update you quickly and give you any needed information such as supply list, games, block swaps, etc. You can also get to know some of your other classmates.

I would like to go but don't want to pay for a single room and have no one to share a room with. Can I still go?

If you would like to have a roomie but don't have a friend that can join you, we will do our best to hook you up with someone else in the same situation.

Do I have to lug my machine on the airplane?

If you are flying in and would prefer to not bring your machine (or you're driving and just want to try a new one!) no worries. Machines are available for rent from Bittersweet Fabric Shop for a nominal fee. We make the arrangements for you.

Will there be time to work on my own projects?

We do have a guest teacher but the class is only one day. The rest of the time is free-sew to work on whatever you want. If you prefer to not do the class, that's just fine. More teacher time for the rest of us!

So many of your retreats sound fun, how do I choose which to attend?

Well...I say don't choose, attend them all! If you attend any two or more of our retreats in any calendar year then you get $75 off each one. Is that cool or what?

What others have to say about our retreats...

Sewing & fellowship, great location and timing.

Nan M. Ft. Worth, TX

Sewing with everyone. Games too!

Sue B. Moultonborough NH

Great people, fabulous location, staff was great too!

Denise H. Santa Clara CA

I liked doing the games. It was different and laughing was really great.

Amy H. Bridgewater, MA

Great to have space to spread out, lots of irons & cutting surfaces, ice water, snacks/candy/chocolate and super lighting. 

Kelly B. Dunedin, FL