Ladybug Round-Up Retreat

Ladybug Spring Round-Up Retreat is being planned for March 21-25th, 2018

at Wild Turkey Lodge off of Shepherd Springs Rd, Lake Fort Smith, Arkansas

You must be an active guild member to attend. For more information please email

Download  Retreat registration form
Download Emergency Medical Form

Email forms to:   OR
Mail forms to: P.O. Box 1284, Siloam Springs, Arkansas, 72761

Wild Turkey Lodge

Our retreat is being held at Lake Ft. Smith State Park, in the Boston Mountains. It is a beautiful setting, away from all the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We will be staying in the Wild Turkey Lodge.  Those attending will receive additional information later concerning activities, a map, room assignments, etc.

Why is it called Ladybug Retreat?
Some of you may not know where the name of our retreat originated, so I thought I would tell you the funny story. In the fall of 2004 we had our very first retreat. It was at Flint Creek, south of Kansas, Oklahoma. Some of us, (including me) had never been to a retreat and didn’t know what to expect.  It was so much fun! Almost like a slumber party with lots of sewing going on! Little did we know that ladybugs swarm in the fall trying to get into warm areas to hibernate for the upcoming cold weather. Well guess where they wanted to hide? Yes, they were literally crawling all over the outside of the house when we got there. Asian ladybugs are the ones that swarm in the fall, so we decided that we need to round them up and send them back where they came from. While discussing how we planned on doing this, it got funnier and funnier. So this is the history of the Ladybug Roundup Retreat. And of course, everyone that attends the retreat is a Ladybug! – J. Kitchen

Above is Fall retreat 2017, we had a bowl of fun as the weather started to cool down.

Below is Spring Retreat 2017 was very much a BLOOMIN’ BLAST!!!   We had show and tell, visits to the Mulberry Quilt Shop, games, a drawing for churn dash blocks AND GREAT FOOD with friends!img_4393img_4391
Some photos from the last retreat Fall of 2016

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