November 7 - 10, 2013
at Brookhaven Retreat Center
Join the notorious gang, "The Quilt Rufflers" with dangerous members like Deb "Queenie" Luttrell, Sandra "Sewsalot" Coffey, Lucy "The Lone Ripper" Sessions, Indian Princess Dana "Sleeping late" Goyer, and others!
They'll be there to keep the peace and insure law and order. So, bring your unfinished business and hang 'm high before you leave.
Don't run ... STAMPEDE outta Dodge!
Space is limited!
Brookhaven Retreat Center is located in the beautiful piney woods of east Texas, just 50 miles north of Tyler, 100 miles east of Dallas, and 100 miles west of Shreveport. A rustic, but comfortable setting where you will be able to enjoy the quiet, serenity of quilting in the country.
Stay in lovely and spacious motel rooms, each uniquely decorated in Texas Casual Elegance. All rooms are nice and clean, and are double-occupancy. No one will have to share a bed or sleep on a top bunk. Brookhaven Retreat Center has a main center that has a large wrap-around porch overlooking a beautiful lake for you to sit back and enjoy the view. Well have a very large, lodge-style auditorium, so we will have ample sewing space and no one will need to share a sewing table! Take a photo tour.
Be ready to enjoy demonstrations of new, fun, and interesting quilting products. Lucy is going to show us how to make the perfect takeaway for this retreat - materials are included in the package, so just have your machine, and be ready to 'takeaway' some fun.
The goal of this Quilter's Hideout is to provide you with a place where you can sew all you want,while you enjoy some rest and relaxation with friends. Bring your projects from home or stop by the store on your way to the retreat and pick up a new project. It is completely up to you how you spend your time at the retreat.
As always we will have “extras” for you to do and ways for us to add in another touch of fun. Included in each retreat will be:
We have become famous for our retreat prizes and this retreat will be no different! For each $10 you spend in the store you will be given a ticket that will be entered in a drawing for some really fantastic prizes. The drawing for the prizes will be held at the shop on Saturday evening.
For those of you who enjoy walking, the retreat center has trails that you can walk through and enjoy the scenery.You can view the spectacular private lake, maybe even catch a glimpse of the wild life, breathe in the freshest air and enjoy the spectacular blue skies and wildlife of Texas while you stitch! Spring is a beautiful time in east Texas and if we are in luck some of the dogwood trees and azaleas will still be in bloom! Our many variety of birds will be busy making nests and our flowers will be budding out. Fall is no less wonderful when all the trees turn, becoming a patchwork of gorgeous color.
Transporting your machine by car or by air has never been easier with today's machine carrying bags. Sewing on your own machine is preferred, but if you do need to borrow a sewing machine, we have a limited number on hand. Each participant at this retreat will have their own table in the open sewing area. No sharing required! (unless you want to share your chocolate!)
The closest airport is Tyler (Pounds Field) although we are only about 100 miles east of DFW. The flight to Tyler from DFW will add some expense to your trip. Some auto rentals are very inexpensive these days especially if there are multiple people sharing the expense. Let us know if you choose to fly into Tyler and need someone to pick you up there.
WHAT ABOUT THE WEATHER?
One thing we can say about Texas, is if you don't like the weather, just wait five minutes because it will change. We recommend casual clothes, comfy shoes, and a light sweater and jacket since sometimes evenings and air conditioning call for a little extra covering. It's a good idea, also to bring along an umbrella and flashlight just in case.
Spring is generally mid-70s during the day, and mid-60s for the nights. At times it is quite warm. In 2007, however it snowed on Easter Sunday!
Early Fall is usually pretty warm around here, with temperatures mid-70s, and sometimes up into the 90s. But, don't underestimate the power of an air conditioner!
A little Mystery always adds fun to a quilting group, so we've arranged for a great mystery quilt pattern that you're gonna love.
If you are interested in the Mystery Quilt Class, let us know when you register. It's an additional $15, but well worth the expense!
Get the Fabric Requirements & Cutting Instructions here.
Then, use your stash, or choose from these colorways for your kit:
**We must know by Sept 1, 2013, if you want to purchase a mystery fabric kit.**
- All vittles fo the entire roundup
- A dry place to lay yer head (double occupancy)
- Good room for finishin' business (everyone gets a table!)
- A sure nuff good time consortin' with fellow outlaws and new compadres.
Space is limited so register early!
November 7 - 10, 2013
Final date for registration is September 15, 2013
Check-In Time: Thursday, 10:00 am
Check-Out Time: Sunday, 1:00 pm
(Lunch will be served both of these days.)
**$100 deposit is required at time of registration.**
Balance is due by September 1, 2013
Registration Deadline: September 15, 2013
No refunds after September 15th unless we can find someone to take your place. After October 1st no refunds can be provided.