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The Quilt Shop


Interested in quilting?

Join us for our five-day program of quilting, sightseeing and relaxation at
Villa Rita, or contact us to set up a custom retreat that meets the needs
of your group or guild.
All you need are two quilting friends;
our minimum group size is just three guests! Contact us at

the Quilt Shop


Your hosts, Rita and Jennifer, are
both experienced quilters from the
United States who have settled in
Costa Rica. Our goal is to provide a friendly, relaxing atmosphere, quality quilting time and an introduction to
Costa Rica's natural beauty.

All skill levels are welcome.
Beginners, even those who have never sewn or quilted before, are invited to
learn the basics while making a wall hanging or throw pillows from one
of our original designs.

Experienced quilters will appreciate
the opportunity to work at their own
pace with as much or as little
guidance as desired.

Our original blocks each reflect a
Costa Rican plant, animal or artifact.
With two sizes and nine designs to
choose from, each participant has the opportunity to select and lay out the blocks in his or her own way.

Although there have always been individual quilters in Costa Rica,
the craft is just beginning to enjoy the popularity we know it deserves!
There have been some quilt shows,
and a very few quilt shops have
appeared in recent years.
Fortunately, one of them is on-site at
Villa Rita! Your retreat project, including pattern and fabric, is included in the package price, but Ulloa Quilts is always available if you would like to experiment with different fabric choices, pick up some extra notions, or want to browse the patterns and quilts for inspiration.
Villa Rita Country Cottages
La Garita, Alajuela, Costa Rica - Tel: (506) 2487-7566 -