AND THIS GOES WITH CRAFTER’S MONTH!! We have a few spaces left for anyone who cares to join the FUN Fiberkind Crafter’s Retreat at the end of March. It is at the Threads of Time Retreat Center in Danville, IL. It runs from Thursday, March 31 to Sunday, April 3. The cost is only $55 a night and includes linens and towels for your room. The rooms are beautifully decorated with quilts on the walls. The bathrooms/showers are “shared” but they are set up for individual use, so very private. The entire center is all on the same floor, so no stairs to cart things up and down. The only other fee is a $30 fee to the FK group. We use this money to buy all your meals–breakfast, lunch and all but one evening meal. You can bring your own food if you prefer. We have our own refrigerators/freezers to put our food/drinks, as well as a little kitchen with a sink, microwave, and a lot of electric cooking appliances, like crock pots, electric skillets, etc. One night out of the retreat we travel about 10 minutes across the Indiana line and enjoy a lovely dinner at the Beef House. It’s a tradition that has quickly become a favorite of all the ladies! That meal is at the retreatant’s expense. We also have plenty of snacks on hand for everyone in case you get an attack of the munchies!
As far as the work area–it is large with lots of room! Everyone gets their own 8-ft table with a nice rolling chair and trash can (we ARE crafters!), 2 outlets and a USB port. There are 3 large cutting tables and multiple ironing stations with irons provided. If you are a quilter, there are also super-large “idea walls” covered in flannel where you can “stick” your fabric to the wall and arrange your designs.
But if you’re NOT a quilter --please come anyway! We have all kinds of crafters–painters, scrapbookers, vinyl cutters, stampers, card-makers, weavers, spinners, knitters and crocheters…whatever craft you can bring with you! We have a lot of FUN! together. And if you want to go take a nap–you can do that, too!! The coffee pot is on all day and there is an adorable little walled-in courtyard if you want to pop outdoors for a bit of fresh air. If the weather is warm enough, sometimes we sit outside for lunch or a cup of coffee in the morning.
My suggestion–don’t wait! Right now there are still some spaces available, but as we’ve seen in the past, it tends to fill up very quickly in the month before the retreat. (There are other small retreats often going on at the same time in other rooms and they have to limit the number of occupants in the building) You can register online or call the center, but if you do, be sure to do 2 things:
- Let the owners know you are with Fiberkind’s group. (By the way, if you want to share a room with someone that you’re coming with, be sure to let them know when you sign up and they will do their best to accomodate that)
- Let @Char know, so we can plan for you! We always have some fun surprises for everyone–goody bags, door prizes–we have FUN!
Here is the link for the Retreat center: https://www.threadsoftimefab.com/
Click on the “Retreat” button and then go to the drop-down menu for signing up.