Other meals are on your own. At a typical retreat the ladies grab lunch or a snack while out shopping during the day. If they are late coming back, they might grab dinner too.
We close the conference room so that everyone can take time for dinner. At most retreats the ladies go out to local restaurants in small (or even large) groups to dine together. Occasionally we have food delivered and eat as a group in the Great Room.
For special occasions such as a first group retreat or an anniversary retreat we do group meals at Plain and Fancy right next door. That is announced on the retreat itinerary page and is included in the retreat fee.
How much sewing space does each person get?
We limit the number of quilters so each person gets a one 5 or 6 foot table all to herself.
How can a new person get in on a retreat if everyone keeps signing up for them before you even announce them?
Imagine you are going off to a friend's home for the weekend… one who doesn't sew. Be sure to put your name on your rulers and cutting implements, there may be other's using the same kind and we don't want to get them mixed up.
If you are flying in, I can and will bring some sewing supplies for you, including a Featherweight machine to sew on. (I ask a $25 “fee” which will be donated to ACS)
Clothing wise, bring layers. We can never guarantee the outside weather, so be prepared for anything. Some like the conference room warm while others like it cool, and we will not change the temperature.
Bring your swimsuit so you can relax in the hot tub or take a dip in the pool.
While there is an iron and ironing board in each room, you never know what they were used to press last, or what was put in it, so I suggest you bring your own iron if you are a pressing fanatic.
Why are the deposits non-refundable?
In years past people would put a deposit on a space and then cancel at the last minute. Their cancelling cost their roommate or Delaware Quilts money. The non-refundable deposit will eliminate that hopefully. I do understand that there are emergencies and I will do my best to refund your deposit if possible.
Please note... if you send me an email about any retreat, in order for me to reply to you, you must add firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book. Otherwise your server may deliver my reply to your spam folder, and you will never get it.