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Quilt Central Studio 2024 Retreat
November to Remember
A Quiltworx Retreat

This exciting four-day event will take place
from November 4-8, 2024
at the beautiful Canoa Ranch Golf Course and Resort
It is time for the special people we call quilters to gather once again and attend a Quilt Central Studio Retreat -
this time it's the November to Remember – A Quiltworx Retreat!  You are invited to join us for our 2nd QCS Retreat, this time at the spectacular Canoa Ranch Golf Course and Resort.  The retreat is open to all levels of paper piecers - from the savviest and experienced to those of you who are less experienced with paper piecing and would love to learn the techniques and stream-lined process that Judy Niemeyer has perfected.   

This event is sure to be a truly pleasant mix of quilting, learning, friendship and fun - you will certainly come away with memories to last a lifetime, and a quilt that will be treasured for generations to come.  This is the perfect opportunity for you to gather with old friends, or plan on making new ones.  Plus, don't forget to ask all of the important quilters in your life - your mother, sister, aunt or friend - if they would like to join you!

WHEN... November 4-8, 2024
The November to Remember Retreat will kick off the evening of Monday November 4, 2024, at 5:30pm with a meet and greet so that you can get acquainted with the instructor and fellow retreaters.  We will have hors-d'oeuvres while taking the opportunity to select your space and set up your sewing area to be ready to hit the ground running Tuesday morning.

We will start at 10:30 each morning with Kelly Grant, a certified Judy Neimeyer /Quiltworks instructor.  Kelly has made over 100 Quiltworks patterns and has published several of her own designs under the Quiltworks brand.
Kelly will be guiding you through this project with tips and tricks and help along the way until approximately 6 pm each day. After she leaves at the end of the day, you will be able to continue to work at your leisure until 8:30pm each night. We will wrap up on Friday evening, November 8, 2024, at 6pm.

WHERE...The Canoa Ranch Golf Club and Resort
Canoa Ranch Golf Club and Resort offers panoramic views of Green Valley, providing an enjoyable, beautiful and memorable experience. Watch the palm trees and fluffy clouds from our spacious event room and, take a break to walk out onto the patio, enjoy the weather and the natural beauty surrounding us!


QUILTING...    This retreat includes a True North Quilt Kit (queen size 99x99) AND pattern, and you will be given (3) colorway options (*see our slideshow above*) as we want everyone to be delighted with their quilt.  We want you to be ready to start sewing the first day of the retreat which means there will be a little extra 'homework' instruction when you receive your fabrics. This way you will have some familiarity and confidence with your project.  Of course, no quilt retreat is complete without a bit of fun -- special drawings, great prizes, and goodie bags will add to the festivity of our time together!

SUPPLY LIST... We will provide you with a supply list when you receive your kit, so that you can check-it-twice.   

SEWING MACHINES... We DO have machines to rent, if you are traveling from a distance or have a machine that isn't the easiest to travel with, call the shop and we can set you up with a rental machine. We have limited machines so, if you need one, let us know ASAP so we can set one aside for you! For those of you bringing your machine, be sure to get your machine serviced before the retreat ... and don't forget to bring all of the parts!

GETTING THERE... The closest airport is in Tucson, approximately 25-30 miles from our retreat location.  At the time of the write-up, there are car rental services and Uber available from the airport and we are offering a shuttle process as well. Please let us know, IN ADVANCE, if you would like a shuttle ride from the airport and we can help you out! We have several attendees, locally, that are willing to shuttle fellow retreaters but we need to set them up with times and who they will be picking up.

DINING... A gourmet lunch is included each day with your registration for Tuesday through Friday, as well as an open beverage station for our event.  Since the resort and other hotels offer breakfast, we will leave it up to you how you’d like to start the day! We will provide a variety of snacks from fruit to chocolate to cookies but, if there’s a special “quilting” snack that you enjoy, feel free to grab items to bring with you. Lunch/Supper is served later in the day (around 3pm) to allow you to have the full late morning/early afternoon to sew. Keep in mind that many of the local restaurants close between 7 and 8pm so, if you want to sneak out for dinner, be sure to keep the time frame in mind and plan your eating breaks accordingly.

LODGING... Canoa Ranch Golf Resort and other local accommodations

You will need to make your own lodging reservations, there are several to choose from within a few freeway exits both to the north in Green Valley or south to Tubac.
The Canoa Ranch Golf Resort Hotel is located directly across the street and within walking distance of the retreat room. The resort has rooms that have a king bed or (2) queens or there is a “suite” option that has a living/dining room and full kitchen that is a nice “sharable” feature for a group attending together!
Blocked and discounted rooms for the retreat are limited, so please don't wait to register.

Other Housing Options
There is a Best Western and a Comfort Inn, both an easy drive, just a couple of exits up the freeway.
There are several other Inns and B&B's close to our event center.

For those of you that travel with your home-away-from-home.... There are 2 RV parks with a lot of amenities.
The first one is Green Valley RV Park, and the other is DeAnza located in Armado - just south of the retreat center. 


Base Plan - $1200 per person (does not include lodging) 


~ Monday “Meet and Greet” with appetizers from 5:30-8:30pm

~ True North Queen Size Quilt Kit & Pattern (3 color options available) 
~ Gourmet meal (mid-afternoon) and snacks provided, Tuesday through Friday
~ Open Beverage Station
~ 4 Full Days of sewing in the beautifully appointed event room
~ Quiltworx Certified Instructor
~ Demos Quiltworx Tips, Tricks, and Processes to streamline your Paper Piecing projects
~ 10% off any supplies needed for the class and/or any Quiltworx patterns in stock or special order


~ Lodging - The hotel has reserved a block of rooms for us at special pricing, and everyone is responsible for their own room charge. The room rate is currently $135 per room per night (We have a group discount, but space is limited so we recommend you make your reservations asap). 
~ Transportation, Applicable Taxes, or Gratuities
~ Options:  Backing for your quilt (purchase your backing with us and get 10% off)

You will also need to fill out a Registration Form and a Personal Waiver Form, which will be emailed to you.

**Please note the Cancellation & Refund Policy below.  Also, registration can be transferred if you can find a replacement for your spot.



We have two options for payment.  A full payment or 3 installments as follows:
$400 due at time of registration
$400 in August (kit ships once this payment is received)
$400 in September


Full payment upon registering

This is a 4 day, 4-night all-inclusive event, and there are no modifications to the schedule allowable. 


Please note the following refund schedule should you need to cancel.     

~ The initial reservation payment ($400) is non-refundable at any time
~ Cancellations prior to the final payment in September, receive a 50% refund on the 2nd payment of $400 (ie: $200 refund on the base plan~ registrant receives quilt kit)**  
~ Cancellations 60+ days from event - receive a 25% refund on the 2nd payment of $400  (ie: $100 refund on the base plan ~ registrant receives quilt kit)**
~ Cancellations 45 days or less prior - loss of ALL fees (however, registrant does receive kit)**

**Note:  We will ship the selected True North Quilt Kit and Pattern to registered guests should they need to cancel AFTER the 2nd installment is paid (if they do not find a replacement guest). If they prefer, they may find a replacement for their spot, but that replacement may not have as many quilt color options and may need to receive the quilt kit originally selected. 

Should there be inclement weather or any other catastrophic event (such as we saw with COVID), that forces the hotel/resort to close its doors, we can ONLY offer to re-schedule the event - no refunds shall be given.

Quilt Central Studio, and any persons associated with Quilt Central Studio are not responsible for any costs or results associated with any possible medical treatment you may require while attending the November to Remember Retreat.  Under no circumstances will Quilt Central Studio be liable for the quality of any medical care you might receive while attending the retreat, nor for any outcome, nor for any injuries sustained.  By registering for the November to Remember Retreat, you agree to hold Quilt Central Studio harmless against injury, damages, or losses that might incur during the retreat.

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Click HERE to Pay Your Retreat Fee in 3 Installments