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    Message Board Quilt Retreat: June 15 - 20, 2009
    Checkin Mpm. June 15 3 pm
    Checkout Sat, June 20 11 am
    Location: Henderson House Bed and Breakfast, Stafford, Kansas
    http://www.hendersonbandb.com/sfarea.htm

    Total expense to you for all lodging, food, activities, and supplies for 5 days and nights:
    $350 payable as follows
    10% non refundable deposit at time of signup, no later than Nov 30, 2008
    25% non refundable deposit by Jan 31, 2009
    Balance due 4/1/2009,

    This will include the following:
    5 nights stay at the bed and breakfast, double occupancy rooms*
    Full breakfast each day
    Full evening meal each day
    Rent of the classroom
    Mid-day stack trays in classroom
    All Classes, teaching, and programs

    *let me know if you are bringing hubby/friend and we will discuss a reduced rate for his/her room and board if they are not participating in the classes and activities

    You will need to provide:
    Travel expenses to get to the retreat
    Your own projects, fabric, scissors, needles, thread, personal lamps if you want them
    Travel expenses for mini shop hop if you all decide to do it.. we will plan this when we know who is coming

    I will supply:
    Three ironing boards and irons
    Six sewing machines for you to share
    Classes and/or mini workshops
    Programs: 3 or 4
    Handouts for classes I teach
    Extra staff to help with retreat

    Activities at the retreat will include:
    2 evening programs by Helen Ericson:
    *Newspaper Patterns, history
    *Sunbonnet Sue, history based on research by Betty Hagerman
    2 evening Quilt Trunk shows
    *Antique quilts from my collection – bring yours if you have room
    *Fund raising quilts from my collection – bring yours if you have room
    Show and tell – bring things to share with the group

    Lots of free time to visit, sew, quilt, run about…
    Question and Answer periods
    One on one help if you want it – you set this up with each other or me or staff

    Classes in:
    *Beginning drafting of quilt blocks
    *Needleturn Applique, beginning – intermediate
    *Layering and basting your quilt – you can bring one to baste if you have one ready and we will get it done in class
    *Double fold binding – you can bring your quilt that is ready for binding and we will help you get it done while you are here
    *Precision or difficult piecing,, ie, Y seams, what is a ¼ inch seams, * send me your questions and I will prepare a presentation for you or arrange for someone that can
    *Hand piecing – if there is interest
    *Hoopless hand quilting
    *T-shirt quilts, maybe, let me know if you have some you want to work on while at the retreat
    *10 minute tips – sign up to share with the group


    The intent of this retreat is to get together and meet in person the people you have been chatting with online and learn from each other. As such, I have not hired high profile, expensive quilt professionals as you may have encountered at other retreats. I am an experienced quilter and teacher and I feel that I can provide you help in the areas I have mentioned.

    If any of you are interested in teaching other techniques that I have not included, please contact me by PM and lets get it on the list.. I am not an expert in Paper Piecing, Machine quilting and many other techniques that you may want to learn…so your participation is required in the planning to help you get all you want from this experience.

    And here is a link to the pictures I took of the Bed and Breakfast
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/11914.page

    Resposes:

    Shellyp
    Aggi (maybe)
    GK
    purplemem and possibly a friend or two, too
    Dorothy of Kansas
    Dorothys hubby (maybe)
    Missi
    Missi's Mom ( maybe )
    DazzleMe!
    seyjoyce
    sewsewquilter
    patricej









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    OK, next step here is sign ups.. No Money yet..
    I need to know who is actually going to commit ...

    So, please read carefully the information, ask any questions you may have and let me know by post or PM if you are going to come.

    We need at least 15 to make this work.. If we dont have that, I will re-plan based on what we get and let those folks know about flexible plans and costs...

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    I just have a quick question about the deposit. If I go ahead and sign-up now, if in March I find that I can't go, is any of the deposit refundable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shellyp
    I just have a quick question about the deposit. If I go ahead and sign-up now, if in March I find that I can't go, is any of the deposit refundable?
    Let me get back to you, this is really based on the policy of the bed and breakfast..

    however I would advise you to purchase a travel insurance policy.. this works well if something comes up in your life that prevents you from attending after you have commited money to travel expenses

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    Wow - I live in Kansas finally something I can participate in living in the middle of nowhere.
    And this might be a great Christmas gift for my mom. A great mom and daughter week away. When in June is my question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missi
    Wow - I live in Kansas finally something I can participate in living in the middle of nowhere.
    And this might be a great Christmas gift for my mom. A great mom and daughter week away. When in June is my question?
    OK I have updated the dates..

    Checkin 10 am Tues, June 16 and check noon Sat, June 20, 2009

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    Quote Originally Posted by jstitch
    OK, next step here is sign ups.. No Money yet..
    I need to know who is actually going to commit ...

    So, please read carefully the information, ask any questions you may have and let me know by post or PM if you are going to come.

    We need at least 15 to make this work.. If we dont have that, I will re-plan based on what we get and let those folks know about flexible plans and costs...
    JStitch.. I will be checking the flights and prices for travel from here in NL to see if it is feasible! I reeeeeeeallly hope it will work! I would reaaaaaaally like to go.. If I do get to go, I would reeeeeeallly like to teach a class too!!!! I have been teaching quilting for the last 12 years. I have a trapunto design and a chenille pillow I could possibly teach!!!

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    I am committed! I plan to be there.
    Purplemem aka Mary Jane Carpenter

    I'm traveling from Memphis, any carpoolers?

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    I'M JEALOUS!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    I'M JEALOUS!!!!!

    Me, too. All the fun seems to happen east of the Rockies. One day maybe.....

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    ME TOO!!! Whine, whine, whine. 2 weddings nect year- don't they know they are cutting into my quilting funny money!

    I hope all of you enjiy this- wish I could be there. It sounds absolutely awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HMK
    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    I'M JEALOUS!!!!!

    Me, too. All the fun seems to happen east of the Rockies. One day maybe.....
    HMK, I am from the West Coast originally and would be willing to organize one for you, but I decided to get this one under my belt first..
    I have a tendency to take on too much...

    IRR, Star block exchange and Retreat and I have only been a member of your board for a month...lol

    I actually started looking for sites and had to stop myself..

    However, if we get participants for this one and it looks like it is a go, Ill start thinking about one on the West Coast...warning, dont hold your breath, dont want you passing out before I get there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    I'M JEALOUS!!!!!
    Terri, how about we start a 2nd annual retreat for summer of 2010? maybe on the Coast somewhere... let me know when you know where you are going to be stationed...

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    Jstitch, how many people can this place hold? I know you said you need at least 15 to make it a go, but just curious?

    Can we sew all night if we were so crazy and inclined??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilting Aggi
    Jstitch, how many people can this place hold? I know you said you need at least 15 to make it a go, but just curious?

    Can we sew all night if we were so crazy and inclined??
    Aggi, we can accomodate up to 40 people comfortably, if we get the reservations in....The Bed and Breakfast will rent the rooms we are not using so it is a first come first serve basis..

    If we have that many, I will also rent both conference rooms..

    Yes, you can sew all night it you want... but my room is right outside the conference room door, so,,, I'll be watching you...lol

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    Wow, you've done a wonderful job organizing the retreat! Thanks! What would be the closest airport to the B&B?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jstitch
    Quote Originally Posted by Quilting Aggi
    Jstitch, how many people can this place hold? I know you said you need at least 15 to make it a go, but just curious?

    Can we sew all night if we were so crazy and inclined??
    Aggi, we can accomodate up to 40 people comfortably, if we get the reservations in....The Bed and Breakfast will rent the rooms we are not using so it is a first come first serve basis..

    If we have that many, I will also rent both conference rooms..

    Yes, you can sew all night it you want... but my room is right outside the conference room door, so,,, I'll be watching you...lol
    hmmm well I be sure to put on my funkiest flannel pjs and my bunny slippers!!! and sing to my ipod all night long in my own happy little world!!! lol

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    Judy, I will be attending and my husband is thinking hard about coming. He has his own sewing machine, but has not yet used it. :lol: How much would it cost for him? If you are interested, I can teach a bias stained glass wallhanging class. Let me know, so I can get my act together. I usually teach beginning quilt classes...basics and more. I'm so excited. I can't wait to meet/greet everyone that is coming. I wish everyone could come. Can we make badges with our pictures on them along with our "online" names to help identify each other???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chele
    Wow, you've done a wonderful job organizing the retreat! Thanks! What would be the closest airport to the B&B?
    Wichita, Kansas

    If you can get a better rate to Kansas City, let me know and I will see if we can work out a pick up and ride for you.. It is 65 min from Wichita and 4 1/2 hours from Kansas City

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorothy of Kansas
    Judy, I will be attending and my husband is thinking hard about coming. He has his own sewing machine, but has not yet used it. :lol: How much would it cost for him? If you are interested, I can teach a bias stained glass wallhanging class. Let me know, so I can get my act together. I usually teach beginning quilt classes...basics and more. I'm so excited. I can't wait to meet/greet everyone that is coming. I wish everyone could come. Can we make badges with our pictures on them along with our "online" names to help identify each other???
    Dorothy, If hubby is coming as a participant, it would be the same as you.. If he is coming as a hubby and wont be doing the sewing acitivities, I can add him for less...Call me and lets talk...

    you still have my number, right...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorothy of Kansas
    . Can we make badges with our pictures on them along with our "online" names to help identify each other???
    I had plans to make name tags with message board id and Real names

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    Quote Originally Posted by jstitch
    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    I'M JEALOUS!!!!!
    Terri, how about we start a 2nd annual retreat for summer of 2010? maybe on the Coast somewhere... let me know when you know where you are going to be stationed...
    Don't know what the plans are for when we leave here. I do know that we will be taking a full 30 days of traveling. Will have to wait until we get settled where ever we are going and find out if hubby will be still going to sea or be on shore duty. Once we leave here, this will be his last tour to give him 30 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    Quote Originally Posted by jstitch
    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    I'M JEALOUS!!!!!
    Terri, how about we start a 2nd annual retreat for summer of 2010? maybe on the Coast somewhere... let me know when you know where you are going to be stationed...
    Don't know what the plans are for when we leave here. I do know that we will be taking a full 30 days of traveling. Will have to wait until we get settled where ever we are going and find out if hubby will be still going to sea or be on shore duty. Once we leave here, this will be his last tour to give him 30 years.
    Don't forget part of your 30 day travel trip is to here ducky!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    Quote Originally Posted by jstitch
    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    I'M JEALOUS!!!!!
    Terri, how about we start a 2nd annual retreat for summer of 2010? maybe on the Coast somewhere... let me know when you know where you are going to be stationed...
    Don't know what the plans are for when we leave here. I do know that we will be taking a full 30 days of traveling. Will have to wait until we get settled where ever we are going and find out if hubby will be still going to sea or be on shore duty. Once we leave here, this will be his last tour to give him 30 years.
    Yeah, I know, I just like to plan ahead, thats all...lol
    First one isnt a go yet and Im already planning the 2nd annual....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jstitch
    Quote Originally Posted by Chele
    Wow, you've done a wonderful job organizing the retreat! Thanks! What would be the closest airport to the B&B?
    Wichita, Kansas

    If you can get a better rate to Kansas City, let me know and I will see if we can work out a pick up and ride for you.. It is 65 min from Wichita and 4 1/2 hours from Kansas City
    I plan on coming. I will be going south on I-35 thru Kansas City so if need be, I can pick up 1 or 2 from the airport.

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