Delaware Quilts is the name of the web site. There is no store.
Where are the retreats located?
Starting in October 2009 all open retreats will be held at the Amish View Inn and Suites located at 3125 Old Philadelphia Pike (Rt 340) mid-way between Bird-in-Hand and Intercourse.
There may occasionally be a private retreat, and the location of that may or may not be posted on the web site, as decided by the group hosting the retreat.
What is a “private retreat”?
A private retreat is one which is not open to just anyone, but only members of the group which books it. If you
wish to book a private retreat through me and have it exclusive to your group, you must book at least ten rooms. We will work with the group to set up a special itinerary just for the group, or stick to the same one we use for most retreats, at least one quilt project and lots of guaranteed fun.
Why will you not “match roommates”?
In years past I matched roommates who didn't work out and ended up with very unhappy retreaters. I truly am sorry but I will not match roommates.
How many people will fit in one retreat room?
Each room has two queen size beds, and may have as many as four people in it at the discretion of the retreaters. There are also King
rooms available with a king size bed and a queen sofa bed, please request this size room if you prefer it over a double queen. (There will be an up-charge for 3rd & 4th room occupants)
Do your retreat prices include meals? How are the meals handled?
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 whole table to sew on.
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.
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