The 12th Annual

Cedar Chest Quilters’ Guild Winter Quilt Retreat

will be held January 23-26 (Tue.-Fri.), 2018

 Registration is NOW OPEN!  


Before Vanessa was even born, she was going to quilt shops with her mother.
As a child, she and her brothers were surrounded by shelves full of fabric,
the constant whir of her mother’s Bernina, and piles of patterns ready for
mailing. Is it any wonder that she made her first quilt as a teenager?
Vanessa never made any plans to follow in her mother’s footsteps, but
somehow the fates decided differently. When Vanessa was expecting her first
child, she started quilting again. She found that creating her baby girl’s
first quilt was an intoxicating experience–and she couldn’t stop! Vanessa
started a pattern company in 2010 called Lella Boutique and has published
dozens of patterns to date. Vanessa has always been drawn to the beautiful
fabrics of Moda, and began the joyful experience of designing fabric for
them in 2013. In addition to her design work, Vanessa has two active
children, Olive and Lorenzo, who also like making things and keep life
interesting down in St. George, UT.

Please Note the venue has changed

Classes will be held at the Festival Hall,

105 N 100 East, Cedar City, Utah!

Come join us for four Fun Filled Days and Nights of Classes, Trunk Shows, Meet & Greet events, and of course Friday’s Late Nite Sew with door prizes & drawings all evening. Learn new techniques & tricks from some great local & national teachers to hone our quilting skills and build some great friendships with fellow quilters.

Special hotel rates are being offered at

the El Rey Inn & Suites & the Stratford Court Hotel

both are within 3 blocks of the Festival Hall

(Click here for Special Room Rates)


For an interactive map, Click Here





Please be sure to thank & patronize all the wonderful businesses & individuals that donated door prizes and swag to the 2017 Retreat including (listed alphabetically):

Ace Hardware Cedar * Ace Hardware St George * Bealls * Becky Whitney * Castro Jewelers * Christensen’s * Clover Patch * Dave’s Bernina * IFA * Jolley’s Ranch Wear * Main Street Quilts * Milt’s Stage Stop * Passion for Painting * Quilted Works * Rusty’s Ranch House * Scrap Apple * So Wing Sisters * Stitch’in It Up * Superior Threads

And Thanks to those Cedar Chest Quilter’s Guild members that made donations including:

Maryann Bentley * Cathy Fazio * Julie Fitzpatrick * Marie Hartry * Joy Pierce * Rachael Schallenberg * and all the Many, Many Others that donated time, money and materials to help make the Retreat such a success!