A post from Kelli–
As I’m sure you know by now, we are hosting a quilting retreat the first weekend in August in Oelwein, Iowa. The weekend will consist of lots of quilting, laughs, good food, and tons of fun. In conjunction with the retreat, we are also hosting a Trunk Show on Friday August 4th at the Oelwein Middle School, and we’d love for you all to attend!
We will be opening the doors for a vendor fair at 5:00 that Friday. Currently, Mom and Dad are going to be selling some of their antique and vintage finds. And let me tell you, they’ve found some really good stuff lately. Yesterday I walked into their garage and decided that I could probably decorate my whole house in what they had. I casually mentioned this to Kalissa, and she laughed cause she had said the same thing to mom too!
We’ll also be hosting a friend we met at a previous quilt retreat, Joey Mahieu, who is selling vintage sewing machines. If you want to see what she has available, feel free to join our Jo’s Country Junction Quilt Retreat 2017 here-–as she’s been posting pictures and answering questions all week. You don’t need to be coming to either event to join and see what kinds of fun we have.
Our presenter Julie Letvin of Me and My Stitches will also be there to sell and share her quilted jewelry. You can check out her website here–http://www.meandmystitches.com/. Julie will also be starting off our Trunk Show presenations at 7:00 followed by Bonnie Hunter after. Bonnie will also have her books available for sale following the presentation.
Additionally, we will be hosting a quilter’s garage sale with benefits going towards the costs associated with our charity quilts. If you are attending the retreat, feel free to bring a donation if you would like. Maybe you have a quilt book or two you are no longer interested in. Maybe you finished a project and have some scraps or fabrics pulled that would make a great starter kit for another person to make the same project. Maybe you purchased a fabric bundle, but aren’t interested in it anymore. Feel free to donate it to our quilter’s garage sale! If you have something you would like to bring, great. If not, no biggie! We’re just glad you’ll be joining us.
Tickets will be available at the door only and are $10.00. And the best part–EVERYONE IS INVITED! If you are attending the retreat, a trunk show ticket is included in your retreat fee and you will not be required to purchase a ticket.
If you happen to be interested in vending, please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org as we do have a few more openings. At this time, we are looking for vendors who sell homemade goods or tools and supplies that are related to sewing, crafting, or quilting.
So grab your bestie, gather up a carload, or make it into a roadtrip! We’d love to see you and include you in our quilting fun!!!