Friday, June 9, 2017


Great summer class for youth and adult sewers from beginning to advanced skills. Pre-cuts are used so very little cutting so you have more time to sew. Choose one of two dates available, July 15 or July 27. Please Pre-register so you may enroll online or call 620.736.2942. 

Friday, June 2, 2017


You choose your Projects, sew your Hours, and have Fun for Days! Now that is what I call a Quilt Retreat! Needle in a Haystack Retreats are offered over five times yearly at Flint Oak near Fall River or Tawakoni near Augusta; both in Kansas.

Flint Oak Retreat is Friday through Sunday and has a hotel with private bath and 2 double beds. Breakfast is served at the Lodge. Tawakoni is Thursday through Sunday with lower bunk beds and bathroom shared by 10 people. Covered dish meals provide majority of meals at each retreat. Both locations have large light filled sewing rooms with adequate space for each quilter. Tables, chairs, ironing boards, irons and limited cutting areas are available.

Needle in a Haystack Quilt Retreats fill so quickly we rarely advertise them in our newsletter. Once you have attended a spring, summer or fall retreat, you will be the first ones contacted to attend the next year’s retreat. If you see a retreat opening in the Needle newsletter, we suggest you quickly check your calendar & contact our shop by phone. It is important to not overcrowd the sewing room, so the maximum number of quilters are generally 24 at Flint Oak or 19 at Tawakoni.

We offer up to five retreats each year so you can sew with other quilters and receive great door prizes. We ask that you reserve your space with a $50 non-refundable deposit. Once you have paid your deposit, you will receive emails with updates, agenda, remaining balance deadline, what to bring, and directions. Everything you need to know to attend a retreat.

Needle in a Haystack’s main objective is sewing, relaxing, being with other quilters, and having fun. Our schedule revolves around when retreat begins and ends plus when we eat. Your sewing schedule depends on how long and when you want to sew.

Demonstration is offered plus lots of door prizes.  A Mystery project is another optional offering for some retreats. 

We hope this blog has answered many of your retreat questions.