• Sewing Machine - Cord and foot pedal, needles, bobbins, thread, etc.  Machine available to rent.

  • Current projects - ideas for next project.

  • Cutting rulers, mats, scissors, rotary cutters (if you want your own mat at your table you will need to bring it. LABEL ALL YOUR EQUIPMENT PLEASE!

  • Comfortable clothes, pajamas and shoes.

  • Toiletries and medications.

  • A special pillow if it helps you be comfortable.

  • Show and tell item (optional).

  • A great smile and attitude to match!

What to Bring

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It may be quilting, needlework, painting, scrap booking, or stamping. Whatever the creative outlet you choose, you will enjoy uninterrupted time for you and your friends.  

Homestead Retreat was established in February of 2005 and has been host to many creative folks along the way. The relaxing setting out in the woods lends itself to a very calming cabin atmosphere. It's a great place to escape from the city for just a weekend and rejuvenate your creative soul. Get inspired by fellow guests.

We can accommodate up to 17 guests and cater to many small groups on the same weekend. You can come alone, or with a few friends, or book the whole place. Please join us for an experience you and your friends will not soon forget.


are "on your own" or participate in organized potlucks or visit the local restaurants and cafes.  The kitchen is fully stocked with all the appliances, dishes, cookware and spices.  If you like to grill, there is one available for use.


Who we are

  • Coffee is provided. If you "Keurig", please bring your own pods for the Keurig machine.

  • WIFI inside the building working pending weather.  It is satellite fed.

  • All personal musical devices need ear buds - not to disturb others.

  • All calls in the US are local calls are 50 cents each. Some can get cell service outside. I ask that ALL cell phones be turned to silent or vibrate in the building to maintain a relaxing weekend for all. Let your family know ahead of time.

Homestead  Retreat

  • Husbands or significant other. THIS TIME IS FOR YOU!

  • Pets. Sorry, but your furry family members cannot join you for your Retreat.

  • Children. All our guests are 18 years or older.

What to Leave Home

Other Important Information

Guest Comments

"What a great experience!!"


"The attention to details you have put into place here as far as atmosphere make it a wonderful experience. I will most assuredly be telling my friends (those I didn't come with) and I hope to see you in the future!" - Jodi K. from Goldfield, IA


"What a wonderful place! Your attention to ever detail is awesome! You truly know how to care for quilters. The beds were comfy, the rooms so inviting and clean. The sewing area so bright, spacious and well equipped. Love it!" - Andrea S. from Roscoe, IL


“...a great place to renew the spirit, relax and focus on the quilt project. A healthy distraction from the cares and worries of the everyday life." - Kathy B. from Green Bay, WI

"... time with friends and sewing, talking, crying, and laughing! Very therapeutic, exactly what everyone needs! Thanks again and again." - Linda M. from Burlington, IL

"Everything was wonderful and I can see the time, effort, and love you have poured into the Homestead. Being here with my two sisters added to my relaxation and enjoyment! Thanks so much." - Judy P. from Wales, WI