Mystery Quilt Retreat: March 22 - 26, 2023

For twenty years quilters have joined us at Pyoca each spring to sew their own "Mystery Quilt." Before arrival, each participant receives fabric measurements and cutting instructions for the Mystery Quilt, but will not see the full quilt pattern until they arrive. Typically, quilters will pre-cut all of their pieces and bring them to the retreat with all of their sewing supplies.

Quilters of all levels are welcome and work at their own pace. There's absolutely no expectation of having to finish the quilt while attending the retreat. Depending on the year's pattern, some folks are able to finish piecing together the top before departure.

Need a break from working on the Mystery Quilt? No problem! Bring along any additional projects you'd like to work on at the retreat. On Saturday evening we host a "Show and Tell" session where quilters can show off their progress on the Mystery Quilt, as well as any other fun projects they've been working on.

Registration Portal

Registration will open Monday, January 9th, 2023 at 8:00AM. We can't wait to see you next year for our 20th Annual Mystery Quilt Retreat. To learn more about this event and how to register, see information below.

  • All retreat guests are asked to practice good hand hygiene and maintain social distance when possible (hand sanitizing stations will be available in public areas).
  • Full vaccination of retreat guests is highly encouraged for the safety of all participants.
  • Guests are highly encouraged to wear a mask indoors, unless eating or drinking, and outdoors when social distancing cannot be achieved.
  • All Pyoca facilities have been outfitted with central air purifiers and enhanced cleaning measures have been implemented.
  • Anyone experiencing signs or symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, difficulty breathing) are asked to stay home for the protection of other guests and staff.

We are adhering to the latest CDC guidance. If conditions or expectations change we will notify all participants prior to the retreat.


The Mystery Quilt Retreat pricing structure is all-inclusive with meals, lodging, and each year's Mystery Quilt pattern included. Participants can choose how many nights they wish to stay:*

  • Two-Night Stay: $185, Friday - Sunday (six meals)
  • Three-Night Stay: $235, Thursday - Sunday (nine meals)
  • Four-Night Stay: $285, Wednesday - Sunday (twelve meals)

  • Two-Day: $85, Friday - Saturday (six meals)
  • Three-Day: $127, Thursday - Saturday (nine meals)
  • Four-Day: $170, Wednesday - Saturday (twelve meals)
Guests can add on this year's Mystery Quilt t-shirt for $15.00. While there will be a few shirts available for purchase at the retreat, we highly encourage participants to reserve their tee and preferred size when registering so that we can ensure to have your size available.

*If you plan to register for a stay that is outside of these specific dates, please contact our office at 812-358-3413 or program@pyoca.org to let us know which nights you will be joining us (i.e. a two-night stay from Wednesday - Friday).

Registration is through our online registration portal. Registration is reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. A deposit of $30 is required to register.

Registration Portal

In our registration system you will provide us with your basic contact information, let us know of dietary/allergy restrictions we can accommodate, and request a roommate for the retreat. Registration will open Monday, Jan. 9th at 8:00AM EST.

We accept online payment via debit/credit card and e-check. Quilters can also send a check in the mail for their registration fees. Online options are as follows:

  • Pay the $30 deposit and log back into your account later to pay remaining fees,
  • Pay the registration fees in full,
  • Choose the "Mail in check" option to send your check in the mail directly to camp.

We will continue our No Risk Registration policy from 2020. This means if you register for a particular program and cannot come due to COVID-19 illness or exposure, we will:
  • Work to transfer your registration to another Pyoca program (i.e. the UFO Quilt/Craft Retreat in October), or,
  • Provide participants the opportunity to donate or receive a full/partial refund of their registration fees.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Please contact our office at (812) 358-3413 or program@pyoca.org.