Want to join our online quilt retreat for FREE? Enter the giveaway!

quilted adventure online quilt retreat

Hi all! We have reviewed the (almost 1,500!) responses to the online quilt retreat survey we sent out last week and I wanted to thank you for completing it! We received some great insight and I’m excited to share this next step with you! I am working with several other quilting instructors to bring you an event like no other! A virtual quilt retreat where you get to attend video courses, interact with other quilters, enter to win prizes and even get to chat with me live once a month!

Watch this short video for an update and then don’t forget to scroll down to enter the giveaway! Signing up for the giveaway will also ensure that you receive my emails about the upcoming online retreat! I’ll share pictures of the class I’ll be teaching and give you some behind the scenes info so you can join us when it’s time.



We are still working out the details but wanted to offer a FREE spot in our retreat to one of you! That’s right. One Crafty Gemini follower will win a FREE spot to be a part of this amazing virtual retreat! So, feel free to share this post with any of your quilty friends who you know would be interested.


To enter all you need to do is fill out the Rafflecopter widget below! Easy peasy!
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{P.S.- If you want to learn more about Quilted Adventure and the other virtual art retreats offered online click HERE.}

110 Responses to Want to join our online quilt retreat for FREE? Enter the giveaway!

  1. Teri Strain October 11, 2015 at 9:27 am #

    Would love to attend this online retreat

    • Nancy Noble March 26, 2016 at 10:47 pm #

      Would love to attend online retreat!!!!!!

  2. Cassandra Dancause October 11, 2015 at 9:44 am #

    Thanks so much for the opportunity! I’m a newbie to quilting & can’t really afford a retreat even though I would have loved to go to the one you had just up the road from me at Missouri Quilt ๐Ÿ™‚ this at least gives me a chance so thanks so much! I love you tuts & watch them all the time for different things. I’m making a bunch of the casserole carries this year for Christmas! Thanks again & keep up the awesome work!

  3. Marilyn Markle October 11, 2015 at 9:58 am #

    I am so excited to be a part of this group and hope to make more new friends! I believe that “hands on” learning is the best way for me to learn something new! I just get overwhelmed with all the “wording” that is associated with books and paper patterns.
    Let’s get this party started! Weeeeeeeeee!

  4. Tanya Anderson October 11, 2015 at 9:59 am #

    Sounds like tons of fun@

  5. Lisbeth October 11, 2015 at 9:59 am #

    Would love to see what the online retreats would show ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Jessica Stone October 11, 2015 at 10:02 am #

    Thank you for the opportunity to win a spot in the quilting retreat. I am really excited about it and I know I will learn a lot. I am new to quilting & have been following you for about 6 months & I have already learned a ton. I also have been following Jenny and she is just as Amazing as you are. Thank you again.

  7. Alison October 11, 2015 at 10:05 am #

    Sounds like fun – hope I win. Love your videos and tutorials, and love seeing you paired up with Jenny Doan of MSQC.

  8. Marijke October 11, 2015 at 10:08 am #

    I love anything that has to do with quilting, free motion, 3d machine sewing, you name it I try it

  9. Karen October 11, 2015 at 10:08 am #

    Sounds like fun, I would like to see the list of instructors and projects.

  10. Casey October 11, 2015 at 10:12 am #

    Thank you so much for ALL your videos. I am a beginner quilter and I’m still working on putting together the 16-1/2×16-1/2 quilt you posted. Although mine came out at 16″ and I am putting a ruffle around it! I am hoping I can join this class of quilting and have tons of scraps of material around. Right now I’m working on a quiet book for the grandbaby and WOW its a lot of work! But thank.you so much Vanessa you have insoired me more than you know! I don’t have too much of a life outside of sewing and you are an amazing woman!!!!!
    Inraised my 2 girls by myself and held 3 jobs, we did a lot of crafts together, now I’m older and I don’t know where the energy had come from maybe it was because I had to do it!
    Thank you again for your inspirations!!!!!!
    Vero Beach Florida

  11. Ollie Morton October 11, 2015 at 10:14 am #

    It would be a lot of fun to take classes from 12 teachers. I hope I can be apart of this retreat.

  12. Debra A. October 11, 2015 at 10:14 am #

    Thank You for a chance at give away. Would love to do this.

  13. Melissa Greenfield October 11, 2015 at 10:17 am #

    Love your tutorials and that you teamed with Jenny! Thanks for an opportunity, sounds like fun!

  14. Mary L October 11, 2015 at 10:21 am #

    Looking forward to it.

  15. Nancy H October 11, 2015 at 10:23 am #

    Love learning from you….I would love the opportunity to win access to this great idea!

  16. Georgette M October 11, 2015 at 10:26 am #

    So looking forward to yearl long quilting lessons. Thanks for a chance of winning a spot.

  17. Mary Harris October 11, 2015 at 10:28 am #

    I am very new to quilting but I have been watching so many YouTube videos and I have been learning so much…Thank you for a chance at the give away!!!

  18. Misty P October 11, 2015 at 10:47 am #

    I think this would be a lot fun. I dont have a lot of time to go to a retreat or the money to go to a local Quilt shop weekend retreat. Would love to do this though. Thank you for your tutorials. You are an inspiration to us all.

  19. maleea October 11, 2015 at 11:00 am #

    Ok dumb question how much does it cost to sign up beginner and interested

  20. Marge Herrekk October 11, 2015 at 11:12 am #

    Love to win a spot

  21. Charity Harrison October 11, 2015 at 11:17 am #

    i would love the chance to win a spot in the online quilting retreat. I am a newbie and since my funds are very limited I have been using youtube videos to learn. I have checked out a few books in my local library but they are for the more advanced quilter. Since I do things alone, a virtual class with others would be great. It would give me a chance to learn from them and to see if we can help one another become even better quilters. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

  22. FLOR October 11, 2015 at 11:18 am #

    Thank you for a chance to attend!
    I would love to know who you chose as instructors and also what type of projects are planned.
    HOPE to win, that’s the only way I can attend

  23. Sandra October 11, 2015 at 11:20 am #

    Really really hope I win a spot in the retreat. I’m a newbie and love learning about all sewing projects. I’m addicted.

  24. Joy Lewis October 11, 2015 at 11:21 am #

    Vanessa been following you on your site and made several of your projects new to quilting and love to learn more. Being on fixed income this online retreat will be great love to win a spot.

  25. Marcia T. October 11, 2015 at 11:30 am #

    Yes!!!!!!!!!!! This would be so delightful. A perfect venue for those who r house bound.

  26. Julie Barkley October 11, 2015 at 11:41 am #

    Thank you for giving us a chance to win this! I am so excited by the chance of winning!

  27. Andrea October 11, 2015 at 11:55 am #

    Thank you for this opportunity to join in an online retreat. I have only been quilting and sewing for a month and you are very inspiring and easy to understand. I love your teaching style. Thank you for all you do.

  28. Karol S October 11, 2015 at 11:57 am #

    What a great opportunity!

  29. Donna October 11, 2015 at 12:06 pm #

    So excited to learn new things. Love your posts and videos! Thanks for the opportunity to maybe win a spot! ๐Ÿ˜โ˜บ๏ธ

  30. Loralye October 11, 2015 at 12:11 pm #

    I hope I win, I bet I could learn a lot form you since I already have with all your other neat projects

  31. Anne McKenzie October 11, 2015 at 12:29 pm #

    Thank you so much for this chance to win a spot on your online quilt retreat. I have been watching you for a couple of years. It has been fun to watch your style has developed. I would love to be part of it, would just love to win this๐ŸŒป

  32. Sandie L October 11, 2015 at 12:51 pm #

    Been following you since the beginningand love what you’ve developed into here. What ever became of the law degree? I’m just curious as you were a law student when we started together, Vanessa.

    • Vanessa Vargas Wilson October 11, 2015 at 12:54 pm #

      Hi Sandie! I graduated from law school in 2008 and went on to teach law classes in Santa Fe College’s paralegal program. I left that job to pursue Crafty Gemini full-time several years ago. ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. Brandi Klinkenberg October 11, 2015 at 1:11 pm #

    Yay!!! I love this idea of an online retreat!! Girl, my husband has some trips to Germany and training coming up where he is gonna be gone. We are also waiting for the powers that be to decide if we are going to be moving…again.. And where! Army wife life is so hectic and drives me crazy as a planner and like to know of upcoming things well in advance. So I think this online retreat is going to be something fantastic!!!!

    You have my support girl! I love all things Crafty Gemini!!

  34. nicole October 11, 2015 at 1:14 pm #


  35. Brandi October 11, 2015 at 1:37 pm #

    Thank you so much for this giveaway! How exciting!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. Robin Veysey October 11, 2015 at 1:59 pm #

    Do love retreats.

  37. Lillian M October 11, 2015 at 2:08 pm #

    Thank you for a chance to win, and looking forward to the details of this new online adventure ! Having you and Jenny involve in this is really great, and the up and coming teachers that will be teaching too is really going to be fun and a great learning experience.

  38. Odie Keith October 11, 2015 at 2:22 pm #

    Thank you for this great opportunity. I am one of those beginners you mentioned, but with the constraints of my job, I have been unable to attend a class at my local quilt store (which is at least 45-60 minutes away.) That’s why I love your tutorials and Jenny Doan’s @MSQ so much. I can view them and work on things when I have some down time (usually late at night). I am definitely ready to go on an adventure with you all! Thank you again .

  39. Pauline Springett October 11, 2015 at 2:25 pm #

    Great idea Vanessa, can’t wait to see what’s ahead for everyone.
    Keep doing what your doing.

  40. Cynthia October 11, 2015 at 2:52 pm #


    Thanks for offering this. This is awesome.


  41. Lilly October 11, 2015 at 3:43 pm #

    Hi Vanessa, thank you so much to be able to have a chance to win. I am a beginner quilter. And I have been following you for 5 months. Love the classes!!!!

  42. Lo October 11, 2015 at 3:47 pm #

    I’m always willing to learn. winning will may it more enjoyable.

  43. A. States October 11, 2015 at 4:01 pm #

    Been sewing for over 30 years but fairly new to quilting. An online quilting retreat would be awesome!

  44. Connie October 11, 2015 at 4:03 pm #

    Love your teaching style! Learned a lot from you! Would love to win! Thanks for all your help and inspiration!

  45. Kathy October 11, 2015 at 4:41 pm #

    Woohoo, this sounds great. I am trying to practice basic skills, but I know I am lacking many of them. I like your videos and how you explain very clearly the task at hand. Thank you for all the great videos and I love the idea of a quilt class in my own home. Thank you!

  46. Wendy October 11, 2015 at 4:53 pm #

    Thank you for this quilting giveaway! The online retreat is ร n exciting opportunity to learn more about this beautiful art.

  47. Elaine R October 11, 2015 at 5:04 pm #

    Thank you for the chance to win Vanessa๐Ÿ˜Š
    I am a beginner at quitting, but haven’t sewn in years!
    love all your videos for refreshing my sewing skills.

  48. Elizabeth October 11, 2015 at 5:08 pm #

    Please pick me ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

  49. Claudia October 11, 2015 at 5:24 pm #

    Thanks for a chance to win.

  50. Claudia Voorhees October 11, 2015 at 5:26 pm #

    Great give away.

  51. Kathy October 11, 2015 at 5:57 pm #

    Thanks for the opportunity

  52. Mary Carlson October 11, 2015 at 5:59 pm #

    What an awesome opportunity! Thanks!

  53. Wanda W October 11, 2015 at 6:03 pm #

    Oh my goodness…. That would be fantastic. I definitely don’t have an opportunity to get out of the house often (due to illness) and I watch your videos faithfully. It would certainly help me feel “in the loop” for a change.
    Thanks for the chance ๐Ÿ™‚

  54. Kathy October 11, 2015 at 6:04 pm #

    Hi Vanessa!,t
    Id love to win this so I can get some extra assistance. Im house bound & unable to get out. Blessings….kathy

  55. susan cross October 11, 2015 at 6:16 pm #

    id love to do the online retreat. fun idea.

  56. Lindi October 11, 2015 at 6:59 pm #

    Thank you so much! I would love more instruction! L

  57. Linda walter October 11, 2015 at 7:07 pm #

    I hope I can join in this online retreat

  58. Joanne Beyer October 11, 2015 at 7:11 pm #

    Hi Vanessa, I am looking forward to the online retreat! I have been following you ever since I saw the Improv Tote Bag tutorial. I’m hooked!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  59. Nancy October 11, 2015 at 7:38 pm #

    Thanks for the opportunity! to win a free seat!

  60. Brandi October 11, 2015 at 8:05 pm #

    I’m so excited. I’ve been planning to start a quilting routine now that summer is over. This could keep me on track.

  61. Dee S October 11, 2015 at 8:26 pm #

    Great giveaway for great adventure Thanks for the opportunity

  62. Brandi October 11, 2015 at 8:31 pm #

    I’m confused. Did me simply subscribing to the site automatically enter me to win? Do I need to give any additional info? This idea just came in time. I was just looking for a guild to join this week, and I can’t find any which were near by or set to my work schedule.

    • Vanessa Vargas Wilson October 11, 2015 at 8:37 pm #

      To enter the giveaway you need to login to the Rafflecopter at the bottom of the post.

    • Brandi October 11, 2015 at 10:02 pm #

      Thanks so much!

  63. Anne-Marie Webster October 11, 2015 at 8:31 pm #

    I’m relatively new to quilting and have never attended a retreat. This would be the perfect opportunity to join the fun and learn from all the experts. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

  64. Joy October 11, 2015 at 8:42 pm #

    I cannot wait for more details! Loving this idea!!

  65. Crystal Williams October 11, 2015 at 8:43 pm #

    Thanks so much for the opportunity! I love all your videos! I would so love to attend a retreat of yours but with 3 small children, it is hard to get away. This would be perfect!!!

  66. Susan October 11, 2015 at 8:48 pm #

    I would LOVE to win a seat for this retreat!
    It would be great to learn things the right way,
    instead of winging it . . .

    Thanks for the opportunity.

  67. Kay October 11, 2015 at 8:53 pm #

    Thanks for the opportunity!! Looking forward to hearing more about the retreat.

  68. Kathie October 11, 2015 at 9:13 pm #

    Thank you for offering a chance to win!

  69. Joan swanson October 11, 2015 at 9:28 pm #

    It would be so nice to win. I have not done a retreat before. Thank you.

  70. Simone October 11, 2015 at 10:08 pm #

    What a great idea! Thanks for offering an opportunity for someone to win this !

  71. Jennie October 11, 2015 at 10:15 pm #

    First thank you for this opportunity to attend this retreat. I really like the idea of having such a fun way to learn and create.

  72. Pamela T October 11, 2015 at 11:26 pm #

    I’m so grateful and excited for an opportunity to win a spot at the online retreat. I been excited about the retreat since I completed the survey. This sounds soooo exciting! We’ll be able to learn from and talk to the teachers. Wow! Can you tell I’m EXCITED! ๐Ÿ™‚

  73. Marcia H October 12, 2015 at 12:45 am #

    I just found recently started watching your channel. I subscribed and have learned a lot and look forward to learning more from you. I jumped at an opportunity to win a spot at the online retreat. I live in a very small town where there are no quilting teachers or groups. I have been learning from books and trial and error. I am so pleased to be here. Even if I don’t win I am pleased that I finally found help. ๐Ÿ™‚

  74. Shadyah October 12, 2015 at 6:02 am #

    Thank you I’m very excited. I want to learn I’m from Saudi Arabia and we have no teachers for this Patching

  75. Debbie Williams October 12, 2015 at 7:10 am #

    Would love this, thanks for the opportunity

  76. miketar October 12, 2015 at 7:54 am #

    Thank you for the opportunity to learn and expand on my abilities.

  77. Brigit Dermott October 12, 2015 at 7:57 am #

    Awesome post Vanessa!

  78. Timothy October 12, 2015 at 8:52 am #

    This is going to be great

  79. deborah October 12, 2015 at 10:11 am #

    I love this idea, this would be great for me. I have such a hard time trying to take classes and I’m ALWAYS the one problem person in the class that doesn’t quite get it. I feel really dumb in a room full of people who are just sewing right along and I’m trying to get through the first step and the rest of class is on step 3! Learning to quilt has been very frustrating for me. I keep trying though.

  80. Linda Johnson October 12, 2015 at 10:28 am #

    I’ve never been to ANY quilt retreat, but they sound like fun. I’d love to participate in your on-line retreat.

  81. Wendy McCaig October 12, 2015 at 11:23 am #

    This is such a great idea and very helpful. Being a American living in the UK, it gives me a connection to home (though I love living here too). I love watching you and Jenny…such great ideas and taught in a way to understand. Thanks for the opportunity to win a place and keep up the great work…..Cheers….xx

  82. Kim McCloskey October 12, 2015 at 11:40 am #

    I am new to your site, but not to quilting. This retreat sounds fun.

  83. Jamie Willhite October 12, 2015 at 2:38 pm #

    I would love to be a part of this fun event. I have lost 3 loved ones in the last year and funds are tight at the moment so I appreciate the chance to try and win a spot. Good luck everyone.

  84. Brenda October 12, 2015 at 9:25 pm #

    I would soooo love to sin this retreat. I am learning to quilt and love the videos you, Rob and Jenny offer us.
    Thank you for a change to win one!

  85. Angie Beard October 13, 2015 at 12:07 am #

    I am currently teaching myself how to sew and have wanted to do a quilt for a long time. This sounds like it would be a lot of fun and I would love to be a part of it. Thank you for doing this

  86. Susan Serefine October 13, 2015 at 3:28 pm #

    Thanks for the chance to enter such a great giveaway.

  87. Monica Kostak October 13, 2015 at 8:58 pm #

    This is a good opportunity for many to new learn new skills and/or expand their current, “meet” others through blogging with Q&A, on a scheduled time frame to actuallystart-finish a project!

  88. Debra Egan October 13, 2015 at 10:41 pm #

    Thank you so much for all of your tutorials & videos – they are so informative and fun to watch! I would love to win a spot in the virtual retreat you are putting together ๐Ÿ˜

  89. Rebecca October 14, 2015 at 1:06 am #

    Hi Vanessa, living far away (Panama, Rep. De Panama, Central America) this would be just a great opportunity for me to expand my sewing / quilting skills. Here, in Panama, I am basically limited to online tutorials. Would be awsome to win this spot!๐Ÿ˜Ž

  90. Judy Hensley October 14, 2015 at 12:40 pm #

    Love Craftygemini!

  91. Eileen October 14, 2015 at 3:30 pm #

    I can’t get enough of your great tutorials! I’m in the UK so would love to join in.

  92. Stephanie October 15, 2015 at 6:15 am #

    This is a great idea that I would like to try.

  93. Pat October 15, 2015 at 11:48 am #

    Love the Crafty Gemini and would love a chance to join the online retreat!

  94. Yvonne Edey October 15, 2015 at 2:43 pm #

    This would be great fun and a learning experience

  95. Marcia October 15, 2015 at 3:11 pm #

    This is an awesome idea and would love to win, love your tutorials.

  96. Sharon Moore-Fisher October 16, 2015 at 10:27 am #

    What an opportunity to learn so much more from multiple talents.

  97. Sharon D. October 16, 2015 at 12:29 pm #

    How fun! Just learning quilting via Jenny so would love this class!

  98. Audrey P October 16, 2015 at 1:21 pm #

    I would love to join you on the year long quilt retreat. Being on a fixed income, winning a spot would be great!

  99. Liz wilson (desi) October 16, 2015 at 4:12 pm #

    I have been a seamtress most of my life. I have gtown up around family member who quilt. It didn’t appeal to me at that time. I now love the art of quiilts. I want to learn more of how to make a beautiful quilt and it’s technique.
    Bring it on!

  100. Carrie Pedreira October 16, 2015 at 10:31 pm #

    Hey Crafty…would love to attend these classes no matter what. I too live in the country and love to learn new things. I have been quilting for several years since retiring and am just looking for more projects once the snows starts falling.
    thanks for all your insight and inspiration….I love watching your videos.

  101. Marta62 October 17, 2015 at 4:47 am #

    This is a really awesome adventure! Sounds really interesting and can’t wait to find out more! Would love to learn new tecniques and be a part of the fun! Thanks for being you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  102. vera schmidt October 18, 2015 at 7:08 am #

    retreat sounds like alot of fun

  103. Becca October 18, 2015 at 2:52 pm #

    Sounds like a lot of fun and creativity! Count me in!

  104. Becca Becca October 18, 2015 at 2:53 pm #

    Fun for everyone!

  105. Gloria October 20, 2015 at 1:38 pm #

    What a great idea to do an online retreat!

  106. Melissa Greenfield October 21, 2015 at 11:54 am #

    Congratulations Leah L. !!!

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