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Needle in a Haystack Retreat Calendar

Please view the list below to check the availability of each weekend.

  • If the weekend says open sew and available, this means you bring your projects and supplies and work on your own. This is for individuals or groups up to 18 people.

  • If there is a topic listed, this means that particular workshop will take place that weekend.

  • Once you have decided on a weekend that works for you and/or your friends, scroll to that date in the list below to open the registration form.  All registration is done here online, by clicking the date weekend in the list below

  • We have space for 22 people. Please know if you register with a group less than 18 you will be enjoying the retreat center with others. What a great opportunity to meet new people that share your same passion.

  • There are 8 rooms; 1 room sleeps 3, 2 rooms sleep 5,  4 rooms sleep 2 and 1 room sleeps, 1 person.

  • Please scroll down through the list to find your weekend.

    Come by yourself, or with a buddy or two & be ready to meet new friends 
    Get your sewing group of 22 together and have the whole place to yourselves!
    (to guarantee that you will have the entire place to yourself,  you will need to register online and pay at least the deposit of $100 per person at the time of registration for each person attending)

    Open Sew rate is $279 per person
    ($279 if paid in full at time of registration OR $309.00 pp if payment is made in two installments, you will be sent an invoice via PayPal at about 90 days before your scheduled retreat)
    A Single room may be available for people who want a room to themselves for an additional charge. ($529) Otherwise, you will be rooming with the person(s) that you indicate on the registration form.

    ***Open Sew Weekends payment options are:

  • $279 per person, if PAID in FULL at time of registration. 
  • Otherwise, a deposit of $100 is required to reserve a space and balance of $209 will be invoiced via e-mail and must be paid 90 days prior to arrival. 
  • (Customers who request a single room will pay in full $529 or can pay $100 deposit and will be invoiced a balance of $459.)
  • In very simple terms --you save $30 to pay in full when you register



Please click on the weekend of your choice in the list below to be taken to the registration form to  book your retreat.


May 2020

6-9 FULL
Open Sew

No Retreat 
At Quilt Market 
Bringing you back fun new stuff! 

Zundt Embroidery Retreat
Filling quickly!

25-28 FULL
Open Sew

June 2020

4-7 FULL
Open Sew

19 & 20 
After Market Preview 
details to come 

Shipshewana Motor Coach Trip
details to come 

July 2020

No Retreat 
Happy Independence Day

23-26 FULL
Open Sew

29 - 31
(Wed, Thurs, Friday)
Kimberbell Exclusive Event
details coming soon 


13 -16 

19 -22 FULL
Open Sew 

21 - 26
Babylock Tech 



Open Sew


Labor Day weekend 

10 -13 
NO Retreat 
Preparing for Quilting on the Bayfront 
14 - 19
details coming soon




19 - 22
Open Sew

26 -29 
Happy Thanksgiving 


Friday through Monday
Open Sew