I want to send a little more information about the Quilt Till You Wilt Weekend Retreat to those of you who have reserved a seat as it will be here before we know it. We have filled all the spaces and have a wait list, so if you are not going to be able to come, please let us know as soon as possible and we will give your space to another on the list. We will issue a full refund as long as we can fill your space. The same weekend as the QTYW there will be a dart tournament here in Lusk, so we suggest you make motel reservations now if needed to assure you get a room. The motels and phone numbers are listed at the bottom of this page. All are within a convenient distance of the fair grounds where we will be meeting.
The building will open at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 19, so you may arrive any time after that. We will be in the main auditorium of the Niobrara County Fair Building, which is located at 4080 West Hwy. 20, Lusk, Wyoming. The lighting has been updated in the auditorium, but the ceiling is high and if you have an auxiliary light to bring to set near your sewing machine, you may be glad for the extra light. We want to remind you that the chairs at the facility are metal folding chairs - so bring a cushion or pillow to make them more comfortable for day-long sewing. Or bring your sewing chair if you have space in your vehicle. The floor is concrete. There will be one 8-ft table per person, so you will have room to spread out and socially distance. This makes it quite a way from some of the tables to the wall electrical outlets, so please bring a long extension cord - a 6-10 footer may not be enough. If you have more than a machine to plug in, for example a light or iron, you will need to bring a splitter or power strip to accommodate more than one cord.
Do bring plenty of projects to work on! You may be surprised how much you can get done in 3-days of solid sewing. Don't forget those necessities like your machine foot control and electrical cord. These are the items that we usually can't help you with! You will want to make sure all your possessions are marked with your name on them. Everyone's rulers, scissors, rotary cutters, etc. pretty much look the same and you will want to keep track of your own!
We would like everyone to wear a name tag. There will be lots of new faces and this is a great chance to make acquaintances - but a reminder of your name will be a great help to all as we learn who is who! We will try to have some stick-on ones available, but if you have one already prepared, bring it along.
Following is our original announcement which has more details, so read them over to remind yourself what it happening when!
We are looking forward to March 19, 20 and 21, and we will see you soon!
Karen, Jane and the crew at Lickety Stitch Quilts.
March 19, 20 and 21 of 2021. Our Spring Quilt 'Til You Wilt Retreat will be held at the Niobrara County Fair Grounds in the main fair building. Doors will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 19, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 20, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 21. Bring your projects and enjoy 3 days of sewing and quilting with a community of kindred spirits! Meals and snacks will be provided. The fairgrounds has undergone an upgrade to the electrical, lighting, flooring, and heating so we are changing the event to the main room of the fair building - allowing us a lot more space. Masks are optional but there is plenty of room for social distancing. As always, we have fun activities planned.
- Our Famous Sample Cuts give-away for attendees on Saturday. You will get a bundle of free coordinated fabrics of your choosing - enough for a small project or a start to a project.
- Swap area open each day to re-home your unwanted fabrics, books, magazines, UFOs, & notions.
- Community Night on Friday, March 19, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. with Show and Tell (bring your projects to show!), educational demonstrations, delicious desserts, inspirational quilts, and more (we are still working on our program plans.) All interested members of the community are invited to join us for this time.
Don't forget to bring lots of projects - plus you can shop often at Lickety Stitch Quilts for any supplies you need.
Don't forget your sewing machine, foot pedal, and extension cord - plus bobbins and anything specific to your machine. Also bring all your usual sewing notions - rotary cutter, cutting board, scissors, pins, ripper, etc. Mark them all with your name.
The chairs at the fairgrounds are folding metal chairs. A pillow makes them much more comfortable so bring one along - or bring your sewing chair if you'd like.
We will provide plenty of irons and ironing boards for sharing - but this year if you wish to bring your own, we have room and better electrical service so this is possible.
Meals will be provided for Friday noon, evening, Saturday noon, evening, and Sunday noon. There will be a light breakfast of yogurt, cereal, and fruit available in the mornings and snacks for throughout the day. We have a salad bar with lettuce and vegetables for each meal plus additional entrees. If you are on a special diet you can bring your own food to compliment what we provide.
Payment will reserve your space. If there is bad weather and you are unable to come, we will refund the fee. Stay home if you are sick or not feeling well.
There are 5 motels in town if you need lodging. Trail Motel: 307-334-2530 Rawhide Motel: 307-334-2440 Covered Wagon Motel: 307-334-2836 Best Western Pioneer Motel: 307-334-2640 Town House Motel: 307-334-2376