The Guild holds a 3-day annual retreat at the end of October or the first weekend of November. The retreat includes Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For the past 5 years, it was held at at the Blue Mountain Retreat Center in Knoxville, MD, just across the river from Harper’s Ferry. The cost has been around $200, including lodging and all meals. The accommodations are very comfortable, and a limited number of single rooms is available. All activities are held in an adjacent building just a few yards from the main house. Cutting tables, ironing boards and a design wall are available, and each participant has her own 2.5′ x 6′ table. Participants distribute goodie bags, exchange gifts, and play games. A really fun and productive time is had by all.