Friday, November 16, 2012

More KT News

First of all, congratulations to Loris. You're the winner of the Point it Out pattern/kit this week. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I, too, am a stuffing/gravy addict. In fact, we forgo tradition and start with the leftovers! My kids all go to their in-laws on Thanksgiving Day, so we celebrate on the Saturday after. Everyone has had the traditional turkey dinner at least once by then, so I make our favorite - turkey hash. It's just basically MORE stuffing and gravy mixed up with chunks of turkey. We love it!

Thanks to all of you who emailed to say you'd love to be part of the new KT Collector's Club. I'm so excited to get started! It's not too late to sign up. We'll have a place on the website where you can purchase individual Club packs as long as supplies last, but your best bet is to email or call me so we can get your name on the auto-ship program before Jan.1st.

And now, on to another BIG ANNOUNCEMENT - Kansas Troubles Quilters' Retreat  will open again in March 2013!! Yes, you read correctly. We're opening the second story over the KT Studio to quilters once again for weekend (or week day) retreats - with a few changes. We have ample room for up to 8 quilters. The retreat space will be available for $250/night for up to 4 quilters with an additional $60/person per night over 4. Continental breakfast will be available in the retreat kitchen. All other meals will be at the quilters' expense. We have some new dining options in Bennington with the expanded menu at Westside Ventures - including hot breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. Just down the street, the new soda fountain, The Linger Longer, offers evening dinner specials and homemade shakes, floats and ice cream novelties. And of course, there's still the cafe with it's salad-plate-sized cinnamon rolls. Downstairs, we'll have KT books, fabrics and notions available for sale during store hours along with sewing collectibles, antiques, jewelry and other unique treasures. We're opening our doors beginning April 11th. Come for a few days to relax, quilt and laugh with your quilting friends. Here's a look at our KT Retreat from the lens of Pam Buda -
 You'll sleep dorm-style in vintage beds covered with antique quilts and linens.

 Our kitchen is fully equipped to host a party - and is a feast for the eyes!

After a long day of machine sewing, relax in the sitting area with some handwork or a magazine to unwind. There's plenty of room for everyone!

Ladies, I can't wait to meet each and every one of you. If I'm not traveling to teach at guilds or quilt shops, I'll stop in to visit while you're staying at the KT Retreat. My husband, Robert, will be your host during your stay. Hope to see you all soon!

To celebrate the new again KT Retreat, the giveaway this week is a $50 gift certificate for a group of 4 quilters for 2013. Grab some friends and make plans today!





26 comments:

  1. Oh, all those quilts are fabulous. I wish I could be there with you all.

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  2. Wow -- what fun ! I have a group and we just need to find the time off all together then here we come ! Hope I win !

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  3. OMG!! I cant wait to return!!

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  4. Oh does the retreat "home" look wonderful! Just like going to camp! lol

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  5. That sounds like a great retreat!! The place is beautiful!! What fun that would be to win!!
    Patty D. from Crystal City, MO

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  6. Well that was fun to read my name here :-) I am in love with Kansas Troubles fabric and will love making another table runner with it. I'll send my mailing info to you.

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  7. Your retreat area is inviting and delightful! I'd LOVE to go!!! Thanks again for all that you do for all of us fans out here. :)

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  8. So awesome it is opening up again, Lynne! Thanks for doing this for all of us!!!

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  9. Fantastic place and those quilt are just fabulous!!

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  10. Salad plate sized cinnamon rolls???? I'm IN!!
    The retreat center looks lovely and well worth the trip from MN.

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  11. Lynne, it would be great to see you again and have a retreat at your place. :) I will be checking dates w/Crystal and maybe we can bring a group in April. Carrie

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  12. Oh my gosh! I would love to come sew in your retreat!

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  13. Oh wow!! I always wanted to visit when you had them before now I can't believe my eyes when I read that you are having them again!!! I'm from Australia and it might take me a while but I will get to do this now. It will be a dream come true!! Vicky

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  14. OMG, what great news!!! I have been to one of your retreats (when the KT Addicts visited) and then another group I belong to planned a retreat and then that was when you closed. So happy to hear this, will have to get out the calender and plan a retreat.

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  15. Glad you are starting this again. I loved every retreat I attended there.

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  16. I love retreating, and was sad that I never got a chance to get to KTQ! I'm going to start talking to my friends.

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  17. I can hardly wait to return to THE BEST QUILTER'S RETREAT IN AMERICA!!! If you have never been, believe me, the photos only scratch the surface of how wonderful it truly is. To sleep under vintage quilts, and be surrounded by all kinds of wonderful antiques, it's a dream come true. The work space is large and roomy, cozy and comfortable. The sleeping room is heavenly! Joy, joy...can't wait to return!

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  18. So we would be sleeping above all that wonderful KT fabric? Sounds like some sweet dreams. Love it.
    Kathy

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  19. Oh my Goodness!! You just can't know how excited I am about this!!!! It was like an early Christmas present reading this!!! I'm sharing this with some friends that I've wanted to do this with for some time now, Thanks Lynne!!

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  20. Wow!! Your retreat space looks like a home away from home. Certainly is beautiful. I hope to experience this! Do you think Santa is listening?? Thanks Lynn (Please message on facebook)

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  21. Christie McCartneyDecember 4, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    We can hardly wait for your retreat. Please know we are so glad you started them up again. It is like visiting the homeplace. We just love it there. Thank you Lynne and Robert!!! :) Christie, Rosie, and Sara

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