The Nest Retreat Center are for dedicating time to getting projects done (and lots of required laughing and chatting). My daughter Virginia, left, was able to complete this
quilt top during our last weekend Come Create with Me Retreat. You should think about joining us each month for our
day retreats or in June for our next
weekend retreat and see what you can get done.
Easter Peeps is a simple pattern from Bunny Hill Designs that will add a little holiday decor. We've
packaged up the wool for you. Then you can decide if it should be finished as a pillow or framed.
All a Flutter, a new fabric collection from QT Fabrics arrived this week and we're in love with the fresh, bright flowers. We've kitted two options for you--the sweet
table runner above or a
lap size quilt. Grab your kit and starting blossoming with spring colors!
Easter baskets are going to need to be filled for your kids and grandkids, and we are always looking for something non-chocolate right? We'll at Hen & Chicks Studio we've got a great assortment of fabric book (
like this one) for little ones and fabric
growth charts for those old enough to stand.
Our flannel collection has a nice assortment of
Pete the Cat that the kids like. And whether you want to make a receiving blanket using our
FREE pattern for the newest member of your family or pick an
easy throw to make, our staff is ready to help you pick out those fabrics.
Instead of creating an Easter basket, why not create an Easter bag. Whether a
larger bag or a
smaller one, kids of all ages like to put stuff in bags! And, of course, who doesn't need a new
pillowcase made from flannels (
Meet Others Who Are Creative--Just Like You!
Our closed Facebook Group is off to a great start. We've already seen lots of beautiful quilts, I've given away some fabric, and members have been asked for their thoughts on upcoming events. Ask to join in...we'd love to have you in our group.
Did I get your attention? Click the button below to find my favorite chocolate chip recipe and more!
Working with wool is so much fun! We've had
author and wool-creator
Roseann Kermes here at Hen & Chicks Studio in the past. She hosts an online community for
WOOL WORKERS (click to join the group!) and we're excited to be hosting a
WOOL WORKERS Meet-up and Retreat here on June 2. We'd love anyone who loves wool to join us. For a little side wool humor, I must share that we raise sheep on our farm. This week on our Hen & Chicks Studio
FACEBOOK page I posted a
picture of Z40, a favorite ewe and asked for you to provide the captions...the fun is still going on, so be sure to stop by and add your caption.
Playing with paper is as fun as fabric in my world, so I've been working on a folder paper project for
Crafty Happy Hour that is super cute!
Our goal during Craft Happy Hour--no stress, no planning, no preparation. You show up. We provide all the materials. You create some
Pinterest inspired projects, like expanding journal books, creative flags, and cards. You go home happy and relaxed. We clean up. Quite simple and quite fun!
Melissa had fun at our retreat showing her finished tops, including this adorable one using a pattern from
Pam worked steadily on her paper-pieced bird houses!
Denise made us laugh with her as she overcame a few challenges in completing her appliqued elephant!
Each month we fill
The Nest with creative people wanting to work on their projects and get things done. In 2018
I'm hosting two day retreats each month and one Friday/Saturday with an overnight option every quarter. This time is for everyone--quilters, scrapbookers, knitters, rug hookers. It gives you a chance to work on your project. What project do you want to make progress on? Pick a date. Grab your project and let's #getitdone.