Canton Quilt Retreat is owned and operated by Catherine Erickson.  With a nudge from Eleanor Burns on PBS,   Catherine has been active in the quilt arena for many years.  She is a Certified Instructor for Judy Niemeyer Quilting (JNQ), a fabric sales representative for Blank Quilting and a bonafide quilting fanatic.  Catherine fell in love with the Canton location when she taught a JNQ class for the former owners, Bob and Lori (Canton Quilt Corner and Retreat Center).  

109The second floor sleeping quarters has five bedrooms with 15 single beds. There is a powder room, plus a large bathroom with two showers, two commodes and three sinks. Just pack your toiletries, we provide all the rest.

In the 1400 sq. ft. work room, each guest has their own six foot table.  Quilters love the design walls to lay out and try design options for their quilts–much easier than the living room floor!  For hours of comfortable sewing/crafting, there are adjustable roller chairs, too.  We have counter height cutting tables/mats and pressing stations.  Outlets and power strips are plentiful and overhead fluorescent lighting is wonderful. A washer and dryer are available to our retreaters who prefer to pre-shrink fabric.

097The Retreat also has a full-service kitchen for preparing meals and snacks. The kitchen boasts all new appliances, including a refrigerator with an ice maker and filtered water and a dishwasher.  The coffee is provided, just let us know which flavored creamer you prefer.  Sugar, flour, salt, pepper, mustard, ketchup, etc. are in the “pantry”.  There are also several local cafes and restaurants within walking distance. Menus, coupons, and information about each is available in our “Out and About Canton” binder.

Share a meal in the beautiful dining room or gather around the ten foot island for a cup of coffee.


Cost:  $60.00 (plus tax) per person per night.
Four person/two night minimum on weekends
No minimums on week days.
For more information, call 605-987-9059 or
email info@cantonquiltretreat.com.


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Which Judy Niemeyer pattern do you want to make?

Pick your pattern and we will design a class just for you (or you and your friends).

For more details, Email me at info@cantonquiltretreat.com or call 605.987.9059.


Basic meal plan is $30/day (evening meal and breakfast) or design the plan that works for your group.


Canton Quilt Retreat
200 E. 5th Street
Canton, SD 57013