Friday, April 25, 2014

Quilting Friends Retreat Invitation

We had so much fun on our spring retreat in March at the Cross Roads Center NJ, I decided to go ahead and book another one closer to the end of 2014. Two nights and three days didn't seem long enough for many of us that attended, so I have booked the retreat for a Wednesday - Sunday, a 5 days/4 night quilting retreat/excursion.

Here are the details:

Dates: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - check in starting at noon through check out by 2 p.m. Sunday, November 16th.

What's included: 13 meals starting with lunch on Wednesday, through lunch on Sunday. The food is served family style in a log cabin dining hall 3 times a day at pre-determined times.

I can attest that the food was very tasty, plentiful, widely varied and the staff is willing to accommodate special dietary needs if notified in advance. Here is a picture of the dining hall.

No stairs and best of all, NO DISHES!

A clean room complete with fresh linens and private baths, each with two twin beds, small table and chairs, dressers and heat/ac temperature controls.

The sink is outside the bath area, which make is convenient for both occupants.
Nice, thick, thirsty towels.

A beautiful, shared workspace with extraordinary lighting.
The tables are large, and there are couches and chairs in addition to the tables and comfortable sewing chairs for all.

There is a gas fireplace and a shared, handicap accessible bath off this room.
There is even a beautiful deck off the main center room, perfect for reading and getting fresh air and sunshine.

The main room also boasts a nice, modern kitchen completed with granite counter tops, a big fridge, microwave, sink, dishwasher and coffee pots. Plenty of room for sharing healthy snacks and goodies.

In addition, there are two nice sized rooms that can be set up as cutting and pressing areas, complete with tables and chairs, and large screen TVs if you want to watch some DVDs while you sew. Each of these rooms also have closet space, design wall space and coffee, fridge service. They are located at either end of the same building we will be using. There is also handicap ramps to these rooms if needed.

Okay, so you are probably asking yourself, what's all this fun going to cost?
5 days/4 nights stay (Wed-Sunday) is $323 per person/double occupancy. ($110 deposit due by May 23rd to reserve your spot)
Should you require a private room (based on availability), it will cost you $30 more total, or $353. ($120 deposit due by May 23rd to reserve your spot.)
3 days/2 nights stay (Fri - Sunday) is $185 per person/double occupancy. ($65 deposit due by May 23rd to reserve your spot.)
Private room rate for Fri-Sunday will be $215 (based on availability). ($80 deposit due by May 23rd to reserve your spot.)

Crossroads Christ Center can host up to 30 people. We need to guarantee at least 15 people to get the meal plan. Since there is no stove available, this is what I have booked initially for 20 people. Space is available on a first come, first serve basis.

A deposit is due within 30 days of my signing the contract with Crossroads or May 23rd. The remainder of the retreat payment is due 20 days prior to the start of the retreat, on or before October 27, 2014.

This will allow me to give them the final count two weeks prior to the retreat.

You may make the check payable to CrossRoads Retreat Center and send it to me before May 23rd to reserve your spot. Please specify your preferences and provide me with your contact information (name, email address and phone number) when mailing your check to me at:
Diane Fama
31-12 Rosalie Street
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

I will do my best to accommodate room-mate requests. I am also happy to answer any questions via email at:
The retreat center's website is:

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