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.
This class will teach you how to make the time honored Cathedral Window Quilt!
Inspired by historic church and cathedral stain glass windows, and made from ‘scraps’, this highly portable pattern became popular in North America in the 1930s.
This beautiful quilt is sewn 100% by hand; no sewing machine required.
Each quilt block is made using a folded patchwork technique similar to origami; and as you complete each block, you have completed the top, middle and bottom layers! There is no need to sandwich, baste, pin or ‘quilt’ through the layers because it has already been done!
This is such a peaceful, relaxing project! I’ve worked on them while watching TV, in meetings, in the car ( not while driving, of course! 😉 )
This class will take place over four Thursday evenings.
May 2, 2019 May 9, 2019 May 16, 2019 May 23, 2019
You will need to bring your fabric and basic sewing supplies. A detailed list will be sent out before the class.
If you have made one of these gorgeous quilts before, or inherited, or were gifted one, please share a picture with us!