Good Day Quilters,
Wow—Here is the email a lot of you have been waiting for…the retreat house is really happening!!! We closed yesterday and the renovations will start on Monday!! The official name is Needles n Pines Retreat House!! We are so excited to make this happen. We are working hard to make it be the best it can be. Here are a few details:
The house will sleep 11, and we are planning on have a sleeper sofa in case you want to squeeze in one more.
We will have a total of 7 bedrooms with extra long twins in every bedroom.
These bedrooms will consist of
4 single rooms
2 double rooms
1 large room for three people
There are 3 bathrooms, one adjoining the large bedroom, one downstairs for the 4 private rooms and one upstairs for the other two bedrooms.
We will have a fully stocked kitchen with appliances, dishes and utensils. Plenty of crock pots, a Keurig, plus a 12 cup coffee maker. All brand new appliances!!
We will have a large sewing room with plenty of windows, great lighting and plenty of outlets! It will have a cutting station and several ironing stations.
There will be a “social” room with cable television and comfortable furniture. There is a deck outside of the sewing room.
I would love to post pictures- but I want to wait until it is completed and looking beautiful. I posted one of the outside of the retreat on my facebook page so check it out.
If you want to come and see it- we will be having a “ribbon cutting” on Friday April 28th, 4:00 p.m. Plus, we will be having an open house all day on Saturday, April 29th. (This is also the day of our “green bag” event, see below.)
We are taking reservations, and have several weekends already booked. I won’t bore you with all the fine details. If you want to make a reservation, email us and we will give you the details. The rates are comparable with other retreats, depending on the number of quilters and nights. Early/late check out, discounts at the store…etc.
Green Bag Event- April 29th- the fifth Saturday of the month!!! As I stated earlier whenever there is a fifth Saturday in a month- you bring your bag in, fill it up and receive 20% off any regular price items!! I gave them away free in January, now you can purchase one for $4.99. This is also the day we will have an open house for the retreat house!
Special Guest Teacher—I was fortunate enough to have a designer stop by the shop a couple of weeks ago. Her name is Erica Plank of “Unseen Hands”. She designs patterns and has some amazing techniques. Check out her website or facebook page, www.unseenhands.net. She was coming back through Ohio in April so I talked her into stopping by and teaching a couple of classes. Save the following dates!
April –4th 10:00 Presentation/trunk show-free
1:00-4:00 Coloring class with Erica- Kit-$45.00
April 5th- 10:00 -3:00 Cathredral Window Class fee-$35.00 Call for class list
You will leave with a finish project from each class. Colored pencils will be needed for coloring class. Please register, limited number of spaces available. Call for supply list.
March Coupon—25% off wide backings. We have over 100 wide backings and new ones come in all the time. I think this is everyone’s favorite coupon. Don’t miss it. It’s a good idea to bring your top in to see what backing looks the best.
Update on Cathy- As most of you know, Cathy has been out since the middle of January. We have really missed her. Her foot is healing very well, she still needs to stay off of it a few more weeks. Meanwhile some other medical conditions have arosed. She has been in and out of the hospital. I would love for the quilters to “shower” her with cards. Her address is:
Cathy Janes, 71 N. Clinton St. The Plains, Ohio 45780
Lots of new fabric coming in, now that inventory is over. You can always check our website for recently arrived. Donna has a couple new machines that she would like to show off. Plus we have some Janome scratch off tickets! If you come in and talk to us about a machine, you may win a prize!!!
If you have a princess in your family- we have the cutest princess panel. Plus we have some great coloring fabric, one a panel the other a humming bird print. Last fall we had the “sky scape” from Hoffman, it is back but different. I have a pattern that I hope I can make a great quilt using this fabric.
We are expanding with some new items. We now have the top colors of Cosmo floss, and we have some wool precuts. We are trying to get some samples made using these items and some great patterns. Come in, check it out and tell us what you would like to see.
Upcoming Classes -save these dates -more details in next newsletter.
Quilt Therapy — Every Wednesday Open Classroom. Come and join us for a day of sewing on whatever you want. It is a time to get motivated and inspired. Everyone helps each other. 9:30-5:30 bring a lunch or order in.
Appliqué Time - Every First Thursday of the month, next date April 6th, 1:30 pm. Join us for either hand or machine applique. Interested in starting a project. Come and we will help you find one. Come and join us. Free. Lets start working on some cute seasonal stuff!!
Embroidery class -First Friday of each month, April 7thrd. An email will be sent out with a description and a supply list. This is a great class just to help you do amazing work on that embroidery machine. Fee $15.00 plus supplies. ($25.00 if you did not buy your machine from us)
First Monday Club-April 3rd Almost sounds like “First Wives Club” but nothing like that. They will meet the first Monday of the month and sew on any quilt of your choice. There is a rumor that they will be starting a “feather star.” Come anytime after 10:00.
Strip Club - Monthly club that meets 2nd Thursday of the month, April 13th Dinner is served at 5:30, fee $6.00. Bring a Show & Tell. Please call me by Friday and let us know if you are coming. We are now working out of a fat quarter book. There is a new challenge! Melita Courtney won the Christmas Party challenge!
Breakfast Club -3rd Monday of the Month. March 20, Come enjoy breakfast, a demo and learn about our block of the month. Breakfast is served at 9:30 and the cost is $10.00. Bring your machine and stay and sew all day. If you missed last month, it is not too late to join into the “block of the month”. It is so much fun to see the variety of blocks.
It is that time of the year again! Quilt shows are starting. Come see me at these great shows.
Ohio One Stop Shop Hop – April 7 & 8, Nutter Center, 3640 Colonel Glenn HWY, Dayton, Ohio 45435. For more details. www.OhioOneStopShopHop.com.
Miamisburg Quilt Show- April 21-22. Great show with demos and beautiful quilts. First church of God, 446 N. Heincke Road, Miamisburg, Ohio 45342. For more info- email. MiamisburgQuiltShow@woh.rr.com. All proceeds from quilt show goes to local charities.
Susan and et al
Nelsonville Quilt Co.