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Old 10-07-2008, 06:43 AM
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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

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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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Old 10-07-2008, 06:48 AM
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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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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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Old 10-07-2008, 08:11 AM
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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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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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Old 10-07-2008, 09:09 AM
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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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Old 10-07-2008, 09:31 AM
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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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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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