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Needle in a Haystack Retreat
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Rates and Policies

Just Imagine;......
no phones, no kids, no work, no dishes , no cleaning or making beds!
Treat yourself to a sewing retreat weekend in our Beautiful restored 1900's dairy  barn.

Your weekend starts  at 5pm on Thursday night and goes through Sunday at 1:00pm   
Open sew weekend
Retreat  workshops are for:

~ 3nights/4days (Thursday -Sunday)

  6 Meals included with rate:

~ Thursday night dinner

~ Friday and Saturday breakfast and lunch

~ Sunday Breakfast

(There are several nearby restaurants to go out for dinner Friday and Saturday or delivery is available.)

Come by yourself, or with a buddy or two & be ready to meet new friends 
Get your sewing group of 20-22 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 $100 per person at time of registration for each person attending)

Open Sew rate is $279 per person
(if paid in full at time of registration- $309.00 per person if payment is made in two installments)
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.


Click here to see all room descriptions and photos.

Policies & Workshop Retreat Details

Provided for you in the workshop area are:
  • Ironing boards
  • Irons
  • 4 ft X 8 ft cutting table
  • individual 3ft X 5 ft sewing table each equipped with a adjustable arm sewing light and 6 way adjustable posture perfect sewing chair
Open Sew weekends will require you to bring your sewing machine, projects and supplies. 

There are six bedrooms:  and 4 shared bathrooms
Please indicate on the registration form who you will be staying with so we can put you in the same room.
  • 4 rooms have two twin beds and would sleep 2 people.
  • 1 room has a full size bed and could sleep two people.
  • 1 large room has a queen bed and two twin beds and would sleep 4.
  • 1 very large room has 5 twin beds.

Provided for you in the rooms are:
  • Clean sheets with a zippered encased pillow protector, (you are welcome to bring your own pillow), A lightweight polar fleece blanket, and a cozy quilt.
  • Towels and facecloths are provided in the bathrooms and will be laundered each day. Liquid shower soap and shampoo are in the showers. You will need to bring all other personal toiletries.
  • Free WiFi throughout the whole facility

Kitchen and living area:
  • Enjoy your meals in our large 20X40 open kitchen - dining area.
  • The meals provided will be catered in and available at specific times each morning and lunchtime. 
  • We will provide bottled water and coffee throughout the day. Other drinks , please bring your own.
  • Friday and Saturday evening meals are not provided so you may order in delivery or maybe step away from sewing and venture out to a restaurant. (Five within a five mile distance from Needle in a Haystack.)

  • Cancellations received 90 days or more, will receive a full refund.
  • Cancellations received 30-89 days, will result in a 50% refund, 50% store credit for a future retreat or the Fabric Outlet Barn
  • A cancellation received 4-30 days will have their full payment applied to a future weekend reservation.
  • A notice of cancellation received within 72 hours upon date of reservation will result in no refund.