Tours & Retreats

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Year : 2022

Month Day Name Details Link
August 11 Cotton Creek Mill Sew-In Retreat View Details website

Need a daily getaway? Recharge your quilting batteries? Meet new quilting friends? Join us at Cotton Creek Mill for our 3 DAY RETREAT! Grab some friends or make new ones and enjoy all the extras! Shop will open one hour early each morning. Class space limited to 6 participants. August 11 - 13th 2022 3 DAY RETREAT! RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY Starts at 9 am each day! • $15 per person Includes your seat space, cutting & ironing area provided, design wall, additional store hours, kitchen space includes refrigerator, microwave, and complimentary coffee, tea & water. (Thursday 9 - 7 pm, Friday 9 - 5 pm & Saturday 9 - 2 pm)

August 24 Cotton Creek Mill 4 DAY RETREAT View Details website

Need a daily getaway? Recharge your quilting batteries? Meet new quilting friends? Join us at Cotton Creek Mill for our 4 DAY RETREAT! Grab some friends or make new ones and enjoy all the extras! Shop will open one hour early each morning. Class space limited to 6 participants. August 24 - 27th 2022 4 DAY RETREAT! RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY Starts at 9 am each day! • $20 per person Includes your seat space, cutting & ironing area provided, design wall, additional store hours, kitchen space includes refrigerator, microwave, and complimentary coffee, tea & water. (Wednesday & Friday 9 - 5 pm, Thursday 9 - 7 pm & Saturday 9 - 2 pm)

September 29 Camp 'n Sew Retreat View Details website

Camp 'n Sew Retreat 2022...come join us for three days of sewing, socializing, and good food!!!!! Hosted by Gap Creek Quilting Mercantile and located at the Guthrie County Fairgrounds in Guthrie City, IA

September 22 Sioux City Quilt Bus Tour View Details website

Seats are filling up quickly! When is it? September 22,2022! Where are we going? -Starting here in Sioux City @ Heart & Hand Dry Goods -My Timeless Day -Sew Storm -Shanty Stitchers -Always Your Design -Dutch Rose Quilt Shop What is included? -your bus ticket to ride -lunch & water -chances to win a $75 value gift basket at each store -chances at 2 grand prizes -tons of fun -and so much more! How to get your ticket? -Shop us online @ heartandhand.com -Stop in store during our regular hours -Give us a call @ 712-258-3161

September 26 Addicted 2 Stitchin Bus Trip View Details website

Bus trip to eastern Iowa and western Wisconsin. Enjoy shopping at 5 quilt stores, seeing and fall foliage, meeting new people. NEW: you can now buy your "ticket" online (Online Store and click on Miscellaneous Tab) https://addicted2stitchin.com/online-store

September 28 NE Iowa & SW Wisconsin Bus Trip View Details website

Who's ready for a bus trip? ???? Me, me, me!!! But how about you? Are you signed up ????? We will be visiting the following shops: Stitch N Sew Cottage in Kalona The Fabric Stasher in Tipton Quilt This in Dubuque Pins & Pieces in Darlington, WI Quilt Basket N Creations in Viroqua, WI The Olive Juice in Onalaska, Wi The Pickett Fence in Prairie Du Chien, WI The Backstitch in Elkader The Quiltmakers Shoppe in Manchester Hens & Chicks in Conrad The price includes the a seat on the bus, hotels, breakfast at the hotels, lunch, snacks, prizes and a goodie bag! We will have to charge a fuel surcharge but will not know what that is until we go. If you are interested in joining us, please let Mary Kinsey know by calling her cell number at 641-203-0684 or the shop 641-766-6486 after Wednesday July 20th. We will be asking for a non-refundable deposit of $150 due by August 1 with the balance due Sept. 14. We sure hope you can join us! You’re in for lots of fun ???? if you do!!! Sign up today!!

September 22 Cotton Creek Mill's 1st FALL QUILTING RETREAT View Details website

September 29 -30 & October 1 - 2nd • LIMITED SEATING! We are excited to offer our first ever Fall Quilting Retreat! Our retreat will be held at West Liberty Community Center. Two quilters per table. Delicious homemade meals included. $150/per person for 4 Days! Registration is now open, online and in-store. Full payment will be required by September 3rd to hold your space. (Non-refundable) INCLUDED: • Sewing Space • Ironing and Larger Cutting Areas • Meals • Demos • CCM Store Discount for Retreat participants only. SCHEDULE: Thursday: Check-In Noon • Supper served Friday & Saturday: 8 am - 8 pm • Breakfast, Lunch & Supper served Sunday: 8 am - 2 pm • Brunch served ADD-ONS & EXTRAS: • Quick Machine Services $40 - Pre-registration needed. • Mystery Quilt - Kits & Patterns available • Special Projects & Kits • Massages $TBD - Pre-registration only • Cotton Creek Mill Mini Pop-up In an effort to help with waste & garbage, we ask that you please bring your own coffee cup and or water tumbler to reuse while attending. You are welcome to bring snacks to share.

October 1 Off the Rails Quilting Bus Trip Adventure View Details website

We're so excited to announce our next bus trip! Join us Saturday, October 1 and Sunday October 2 for a 2 day bus trip adventure. We will visit 7 stores in 3 states with one overnight stay. All meals, transportation and lodging is included. Purchase your spot here: https://offtherailsquilting.com/.../quilt-lovers-2022...

October 0 Crazy Redhead Quilting Two Day Retreat View Details website

Stay the Night! Save the Gas! October 25-26, 2022 We are offering a fun middle of the week two-day retreat! Come for both days or join us for a fun one day sewing event with your friends at Crazy Redhead Quilting! The prices are awesome for this one or two day event! Option #1 - $50.00 for one day event that includes lunch & lots of fun! Begins at 8 - 4 p.m.! Massages are also available this day! A non-refundable payment of $50.00 is due at the time the reservation is made! Option #2 - Lodging will be at the Christian Conference Center and includes 3 meals (1 lunch, 1 dinner and 1 brunch). Massages are available on Tuesday! $131.00 - Single $111.00 Double $105.00 - Triple $101.00 Quad A non-refundable payment of $60.00 is due at the time the reservation is made with the final balance due September 15, 2022! Come retreat with us!

October 29 Cotton Creek Mill 1st FALL QUILTING RETREAT! View Details website

CCM'S 1st FALL QUILTING RETREAT! SEPTEMBER 29 - 30 & OCTOBER 1 - 2, 2022 $150 per person for 4 days! We are excited to offer our first ever Fall Quilting Retreat! Our retreat will be held at West Liberty Community Center. Two quilters per table. Delicious homemade meals included! Registration is now open, online and in-store. Full payment will be required by September 3, 2022 to hold your space (non-refundable). Register online here: https://cottoncreekmill.com/.../cotton-creek-mills-1st.... ?INCLUDED: • Sewing space • Ironing and larger cutting area • Meals • Demos • CCM store discount for retreat participants only. SCHEDULE: - Thursday: Check-in @noon • Supper served - Friday & Saturday: 8 AM - 8 PM • Breakfast, Lunch & Supper served - Sunday: 8 AM - 2 PM • Brunch served ADD-ONS & EXTRAS: • Quick machine services $40 - Pre-registration required • Mystery Quilt - Kits & patterns available • Special projects & kits • Massages $TBD - Pre-registration required • Cotton Creek Mill mini pop-up In an effort to help with waste & garbage, we ask that you please bring your own coffee cup and or water tumbler to reuse while attending. You are welcome to bring snacks to share.

October 21 Fall Quilting Retreat at Twin Lakes Bible Camp View Details website

If you are looking for a relaxing time away to get caught up on your quilting projects, then the Quilting Retreat at Twin Lakes Bible Camp is right for you! Come and enjoy your own personal work area, seven delicious meals with no dishes to wash, and comfortable lodging. You may check in anytime after 10 am on Friday (with early arrivals Thursday after 10 am). We will be serving Friday lunch through Sunday lunch with check out by 3 pm on Sunday. We look forward to hosting you this Fall!

October 28 Quilt of Valor Retreat at The Quilted Steeple View Details website

Join us for a weekend of fun, fellowship and food, service to veterans, great food, and a stitchin’ good time. Oh, and food. Lots of great food and good snacks! You will love the food. The Quilt of Valor Quilt Retreat will be held at The Quilted Steeple near Lone Rock, Iowa – a beautifully restored former church and parsonage. Learn about it at www.quiltedsteeple.com. A brand new fabric shop has opened in the upstairs! Friday noon to Sunday noon we will be surrounded by the peace and tranquility of rural Iowa. The fee for the retreat is $150 which includes your spacious sewing area, lodging with five meals (Friday evening to Sunday morning) and beverages. There is an extra refrigerator in the retreat center for guests who want to bring other beverages, snacks or other food. Day retreats for those living close by would be $65 for the weekend and will include your spacious sewing area and meals. If you can only come for the day, the cost is $40. You need to bring your sewing machine, personal tools, favorite patterns and your own fabric if you wish. Cutting tables, pressing tables, irons, and individual lighting at the tables is provided. Some fabric and patterns will be available due to the generosity of the American Legion Auxiliary members or you can bring your own. Not a quilter? No problem. There is room for crafters too! Send in your reservation today – spots will fill up quickly. Deadline to register is October 14, 2022. No refunds will be issued after deadline date.

October 20 Quilts of Valor® Retreat View Details website

Piece Works Quilt Shop is planning to host a Quilts of Valor® Retreat in our More Pieces Retreat Center, October 18th through October 20th. We will start at 9:30 on the 18th and go through 5:30 on the 20th. The cost is $49 for the three days (does not include food or lodging). There will be coffee and pastries supplied each morning. (I'm sure there will be chocolate involved, too.) We will be giving out useful information about the Quilts of Valor Foundation as well as working on quilts to be awarded to deserving vets. Come and join us for three days of fun and learning. We will be giving free patterns to all those who attend. As always, Piece Works Quilt Shop will be giving a 20% discount on all patriotic fabrics to Quilts of Valor members. Contact the shop to save your spot at 515-493-1121. $25 deposit required.

October 14 Tucker University Sophomore Year Hosted by Quilt With Us View Details website

School bell has rung ladies…it’s time to report for class. You need to have completed Tucker University Freshman Year as a pre-requisite to this class. Decorate your graduation cap from Tucker U Freshman year and bring with you to Sophomore year. We will have them voted on by our Facebook page fans and the winner will receive a 10% coupon to use on anything at the Quilt With Us shop in Lucas. See you at school! You will be asked to prepare one meal to share at retreat…this is to help keep your retreat costs down. Stays as Sew Shed qualify you for Lucky 7 pricing at the Quilt With Us shop! Woot woot!!! If you can’t make it in October we will be doing a second wave of Sophomore year Nov 11, 12 and 13th! Tools needed: Rapid Fire Hunter Star Petite Four Patch Square Up Tech sheets needed: Four Patch Square Up Geese on the Edge (wing Clipper I tool) Stacked Squares (Large Sq squared tool) Eight at once (tucker trimmer I) Non-Mirror Combo Unit (Magic wand) Birds of Paradise ( Lg Sq squared tool) Bonus: shaded nine patch ( tucker trimmer I)

Ongoing

Name Details Link
Midwest Makers Fall Bus Tour View Details website

October 1-2, 2022 Hop on and spend a weekend on the Midwest Makers Fall Bus Tour. We will visit 7 stores in 3 different states in 2 days! 1. Off the Rails Quilting Bondurant, IA 2. Calico Hutch, Hayward, MN 3. Sewing Seeds, New Ulm, MN 4. Buttermilk Basin, Spring Lake Park, MN 5. Red Roxy Quilt Co, Decorah, IA 6. The Pickett Fence, Prairie du Chien, WI 7. Farmer's Daughter's Quilts, Oelwein, IA $229 per person for double occupancy in hotel $279 per person for single occupancy in hotel Rate include bus, hotel and meals! Call the shop (319-283-5165) or message FDQuilts for more information. If you are ready to book, follow the link: $229 (double occupancy for hotel): https://fdquilts.commentsold.com/products/id/3056 $279 (single occupancy for hotel): https://fdquilts.commentsold.com/products/id/3057

Cotton Creek Mill 1st FALL QUILTING RETREAT View Details website

CCM'S 1st FALL QUILTING RETREAT... is right around the corner! SEPTEMBER 29 - 30 & OCTOBER 1 - 2, 2022 $150 per person for 4 days! We are excited to offer our first ever Fall Quilting Retreat! Our retreat will be held at West Liberty Community Center. Two quilters per table. Delicious homemade meals included! Registration is now open, online and in-store. Full payment will be required by September 3, 2022 to hold your space (non-refundable). Register online here: https://cottoncreekmill.com/.../cotton-creek-mills-1st.... ?INCLUDED: • Sewing space • Ironing and larger cutting area • Meals • Demos • CCM store discount for retreat participants only. SCHEDULE: - Thursday: Check-in @noon • Supper served - Friday & Saturday: 8 AM - 8 PM • Breakfast, Lunch & Supper served - Sunday: 8 AM - 2 PM • Brunch served ADD-ONS & EXTRAS: • Quick machine services $40 - Pre-registration required • Mystery Quilt - Kits & patterns available • Special projects & kits • Massages $TBD - Pre-registration required • Cotton Creek Mill mini pop-up In an effort to help with waste & garbage, we ask that you please bring your own coffee cup and or water tumbler to reuse while attending. You are welcome to bring snacks to share.

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