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Quilting & Scrapbooking Retreat Center


Our fully-equipped quilting and scrapbooking central Iowa retreat center in Conrad, Iowa, is ready and waiting for you and your friends! For complete retreat package details and pricing CLICK HERE

Hen & Chicks Studio fully-equipped quilting and scrapbooking retreat center, known as The Nest, is perfect for your next girlfriend gathering. Located just over an hour from Des Moines or Cedar Falls, Iowa, the Nest can be rented seven days a week and can even be rented by one person.

So, start planning your creative getaway at The Nest at Hen & Chicks Studio in central Iowa for your own private quilting retreat or scrap booking retreat. If you'd rather join a group, we host Come Create with Me day-only events. Check our classes page for upcoming dates.

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Creative Workspace

  • Free 5G wi-fi for all guests
  • 6 foot work tables for up to 20 guests
  • Adjustable, padded work chairs
  • Large garbage cans at worktables 
  • Raised and large ironing surfaces
  • 4 steam irons
  • Extra table lights
  • Design wall
  • Counter-height cutting table
  • Assorted rotary cutters, mats, and rulers
  • Sizzix Die-cut and assorted dies
  • Cricut Expression 2 machine
  • Access to quilting and scrap booking supplies in Hen & Chicks Studio retail store
  • Upper-floor location with staff assistance for loading and unloading

Kitchen and Dining Space 

  • Stove, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, washer and dryer
  • Two Crock Pots and liners
  • Toaster
  • Coffee pot
  • Coffee and tea provided
  • Plates, bowls, mugs, cups and silverware
  • Assorted pots, pans, cooking dishes, and serving dishes available
  • Refrigerator stocked with assorted pops and bottled water
  • Dish cloths and towels provided

 Sleeping Space

  • Dormitory-style sleeping accommodates 14 people
  • Movable partitions divide space
  • Two twin-bed size sleeper chairs also available
  • Bedding provided, including extra quilts
  • 3 full baths, shower only
  • Bathroom towels and wash cloths provided
  • Ceiling fans
  • Air conditioning
  • Flashlights, hair dryers, and ear plugs are provided

THE NEST Bookings Calendar


Oct 3
The Nest is Booked: Oct 2-4, 2020
Oct 4
The Nest is Booked: Oct 2-4, 2020
Oct 5
The Nest is Booked | October 5-6, 2020