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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
Come Create with Me Retreats
This retreat is hosted by Hen & Chicks Studio and runs from 9 am to 6 pm. The retreat fee includes a 15% store discount, beverages and a welcome gift for each participant. Lunch is on your own. 

Each retreat will be limited to 12 attendees until further notice. All Come Create with Me Day reservations must be paid in advance via phone, website or in person. If reservation needs to be changed, it must be changed 72 hours prior to the date of the event in order to allow for people on wait list to have a chance to attend. When changing a reservation you’ll have the following two options: move to a future date (must select a date at that time) or be refunded the reservation in the form of a gift certificate. Reservations canceled within 72 hours are only refundable (in the form of a gift certificate) if your spot can be filled, otherwise registration fee is forfeited.

During any of the Come Create with Me 2021 retreats, if you’d like to stay overnight, please note that when making the day reservation. Overnight fees can be paid at the time of the stay or in advance.

The list of upcoming dates includes:

Dec 31, 2020 - Jan 3, 2021 (includes weekend)
January 11-14, 2021
February 1-4, 2021
February 23-25, 2021
March 23-28, 2021 (includes weekend)
April 12-15, 2021
April 28-May 2, 2021 (includes weekend)
May 18-20, 2021
June 7-9, 2021
June 22-24, 2021
July 6-8, 2021
July 26-29, 2021
August 16-19, 2021
August 31-September 4 (includes a Saturday)
September 20-23, 2021
October 5-7, 2021
October 19-24 (includes weekend)
November 16-18, 2021
November 30-December 5, 2021 (includes weekend)

 

THE NEST Bookings Calendar


Dec 2
THE NEST is Booked | December 2-5, 2020
Dec 3
THE NEST is Booked | December 2-5, 2020