Red Top Retreat 2020


Going to the Woods

- 13, 2020

The annual AQG Red Top Retreat is fast approaching and it time to start thinking about what to bring.
Please print all information to have as a reference.



Red Top Mountain State Park, Cartersville, GA

Group Shelter #2 

Visitor Center 770-975-4226 

Park Office 770-975-0055 HOURS: Tuesday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Red Top Schedule 2020

 MARCH 10 - MARCH 13, 2020

Times are approximate - All games optional!

Monday - optional

2 - 4 pm set up sewing area for attendees


8:30 Doors open 

Set up sewing area

9:30 Welcome and Thank You!!!

Recognize the first time attendees

Noon Lunch

5:00 Dinner

6:30 Game: Left Right Center

9:00 Doors close


8:30 Doors open

10:00 Special Project

Noon Lunch

1:00   Game: Quilto

2:00 S’mores

5:00  Dinner

6:30 Game: Charm Pack game

9:00 Doors close


8:30 Doors open

Noon Lunch

1:00 Game: Dirty Quilter

5:00 Dinner

6:30 Game: Sew What

9:00 Doors Close


8:30  Doors open

9:30  Announcement concerning clean up

Noon Lunch

3:00 Clean up starts - Everyone Helps!

4:00 Tables are picked up

Doors close as soon as tables are picked up. 

Good Eats



Lunch - Salad Bar

Assorted Dressings 

Rolls and Crackers 

Dinner- Taco Bar - Ground Beef or Shredded Chicken

Toppings; Soft and Hard Shells


Lunch - Chicken Salad Croissants:

Traditional Chicken Salad

Grapes and Nut Chicken Salad

Fresh Fruit

Dinner- BBQ Pork  

Macaroni and Cheese


Lay’s Potato Chips


Lunch - Salad Bar

Assorted Dressings

Rolls and Crackers

Dinner- Baked Potato Bar

House Salad and Chili


Lunch- Pizza, Cheese, Pepperoni & Vegetable

All meals with Iced Tea (Sweet & Unsweetened)

Cokes, Diet Coke and Water

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Additional Information


RETREAT PROJECT: This year the featured Retreat quilt is the Log Cabin. As always…this is NOT a requirement, but your option. Please feel free to work on any projects you would like. There are many many variations of the Log Cabin. Included are the traditional Log Cabin, Curvy Log Cabin, Courthouse Step, the Pineapple quilt and many more. You can find many FREE patterns on Pinterest and other web sites and there are many books and patterns available at the quilt shops. If you are planning on one of the Log Cabin quilts, it would be helpful to have all the “logs” cut before coming to the Retreat.  A silverware try would be helpful to keep your “logs” organized. You’ll need 2 tray…one for the lights and one for the darks.  See Tab for resources

INCLEMENT WEATHER: In the event of inclement weather, the Guild policy is if the Cobb County School system is closed, Guild activities for that day 

will be cancelled. We have prepared an inclement weather call list that will be used if we have to cancel do to weather problems. If we do cancel,

everyone should receive a call as soon as a decision is reached. If you do not get a call, please feel free to call Sue Zabell at (h) 678-331-1201 or (c) 404-643-1834.

When you arrive at Red Top, you will need to go by the Visitor Center first thing on Tuesday BEFORE coming to the shelters to secure a parking
pass. Each car must have a pass for each day. Parking passes are $5.00 per day. Annual passes may be purchases or if you are a Senior Citizen,
inquire about Senior Passes. Local public libraries have park passes that can be checked out free of charge . These passes are given out on a first
come, first serve basis. The Visitor Center is right at the corner of the main road coming into the Park and the road we turn on to get to Shelter #2
(Lodge Road). This is also the camper registration office.

See Tab Retreat Do's and Don'ts


Retreat Games 2020

Participation in any or all games is optional!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Below is a list of the games that will be played at Red Top in March 2020.  Games will begin as soon as the kitchen crew has cleaned up after lunch. The evening games will be held at 6:30 PM.

Please note the fabric requirements needed to play the games if you plan to participate.

TUESDAY Night – Left, Right, Center

We will play three games. You will need three fat quarters for each game. Round one will be tone-on-tone fat quarters, round two will be black and white, and round three will be geometric designs such dots and stripes

Wednesday Day – Quilt-o

Playing for batik fat quarters. The game cards will cost one fat quarter per card with a two-card maximum. We will play three games of Quilt-o. If you plan to play with one card, you will need one fat quarter. If you plan to play with two cards, that will be 2 FQs. REMEMBER TO BRING BUTTONS, PENNIES, OR CANDY TO COVER YOUR TERMS AS THEY ARE CALLED.

Wednesday Night– Charm Pack Game

You will need one charm park with 42 squares in the charm pack. This game is similar to Left, Right, Center. You will end up with a charm pack when the game is over, but it may not be the charm pack you brought. 

Thursday Day– Dirty Quilter

Bring one yard of any fabric. The fabric must be quilt shop quality – nothing from Joann’s or Walmart.  Put your fabric in a brown paper bag. We will have a few extra bags if you forget your bag. Please fold your bag closed and staple it closed.

Thursday Night– Sew What – Two different word/trivia games

No fabric is required for this game.  There will be a prize for the winner of each game.