Cathedral Window Quilt Class

Our Cathedral Window Quilt Class has been a lot of fun and the students are making great progress! I didn’t get many pictures but I did get a few.

Working on blocks
Laura cutting her ‘Window’ fabric.
Janey’s first Window!
Eight blocks pieced together with Windows

We have had such a great time. I hate to see our classes end! Hopefully, we will receive updates as the quilts come together.

We’d love to have you join us next time!

Beth

Weaving in ends

When I work on a crochet project, I always tell myself that I am going to weave in the ends as I go. Unfortunately, that rarely happens! The project that I ‘m currently working on has many, many color changes. I’ve estimated that the end weaving alone will take me 15-20 hours. eeeeekkkk!!!! Fortunately, I can weave in ends while I am working.

This has been a really fun project and I am excited to have it start coming together. I enjoy crocheting the many sections together.

Oliver enjoys being able to hang out on a stack of crocheted octagons. 🙂

I can’t wait to share the completed project with you! Not long now!!!

Retreat Reservations!

Guess what!?!?!?!

Our Retreat Reservation page is now up and functional!!! We still have some work to do on it, but reservations can be made and that is super exciting! I have also made several changes to our website.

This week has been extremely busy without much time for crafting. 🙁 I have had several meetings, our daughter came home from college for the summer and I’ve been picking out paint colors and designing work spaces and ironing stations for the Retreat Center. My main goal was to be able to begin accepting reservations this week and that functionality is now in place so I am happy!

Want to hear something else exciting? In honor of having our reservations page up, we are having a CONTEST! We are going to GIVE AWAY a three day, two night Retreat for 8! To register, simply submit your email below.

Please help up get the word out by sharing this information with anyone you know who loves to sew, quilt or craft. You can share directly to social media or email your friends by using the buttons below.

Thanks so much!

Beth

3 day, 2 night Craft Retreat for 8

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In celebration of opening up Reservations for our new Retreat Center, we are giving away a 3 day/2 night Quilting & Crafting Retreat for 8! So grab 7 of your closest crafty friends and enter to win! To be entered to win, simply fill out the form below. [contact-form][contact-field label="Name" type="name" required="true" /][contact-field label="Email" type="email" required="true" /][contact-field label="Website" type="url" /][contact-field label="Message" type="textarea" /][/contact-form]

Quilting and Craft Retreats

Have you ever been on a quilting or crafting retreat? Several days dedicated to sewing, quilting, crocheting or other craft making with a group of friends and no distractions? Pure Heaven, in my opinion!

As many of you know, we have been in the process of setting up Lavender Crossings as a Creative Arts Studio. Our plan was to set up individual work areas with other areas dedicated to cutting, ironing, designing, etc. When some friends of mine were over for a craft night a while back, my friend Laura suggested that we add sleeping facilities and turn it into a retreat center. The others that were there agreed!

I must admit, the thought had crossed my mind before and I jumped into what I am best at: research, planning and dreaming! Since our building was once a Dayspa, we already had the bathroom facilities, handicap accessibility, a kitchen, plenty of hot water, electrical outlets and enough electricity to run a dozen irons. lol I took my ideas to my husband who is my builder, electrician, and engineer and he agreed to give it a go! Since then we have been busy working out all the details.

In the beginning, we will be renting the facility as a whole for Private Group Rentals. The price will be $49 per person per night with a 6 person minimum and we plan to accommodate up to 10. In the future we plan to offer several open group retreats each year where individuals can come spend a few days and meet and sew with other individuals.

We hope to begin accepting reservations for Private Retreat Groups next week and are planning for a Labor Day Weekend Opening!

We are working hard to turn Lavender Crossings into an amazing Retreat Center. We would love to hear your suggestions and will consider any you have. We will post pictures as things come together and we get closer to opening. If you would like to follow our progress, you can subscribe to our blog by signing up on the left side of the screen or the bottom of the page if you are on a tablet or mobile device.

Lots of Love,

Beth