101 N. Main Street
Conrad, Iowa 50621
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Quilting & Scrapbooking Retreat Center

Our fully-equipped quilting and scrapbooking retreat center in Conrad, Iowa, is ready and waiting for you and your friends! For complete retreat package details and pricing, download our retreat brochure. Hen & Chicks Studio fully-equipped quilting and scrapbooking retreat center, known as The Nest, is perfect for your next girlfriend gathering. The Nest can be rented seven days a week and can even be rented by one person. So, start planning your next creative getaway at The Nest at Hen & Chicks Studio. We also host retreats, such as the Come Create with Me day-only events. Check our events page for upcoming dates.

Current weekends (Friday-Sunday) available in 2017. (Updated October 20, 2017)                              
   November 10-12
   November 24-26 (Thanksgiving Weekend)
   December 15-17
   December 22-23
   December 29-31

We won’t be able to take special food needs into consideration so please plan accordingly.

In the Spring of 2017 we welcomed the American Patchwork & Quilting team to Hen & Chicks Studio and The Nest Retreat Center -- take a look at their Facebook LIVE tour they recorded while they were here!

We're at Hen & Chicks Studio for a staff retreat this weekend! We're so excited to relax and get creative! Follow us on Instagram the rest of the weekend @allpeoplequilt. (Sorry for the sideways camera at the beginning--we were distracted by the beautiful samples!)

Posted by American Patchwork & Quilting on Friday, February 17, 2017

Creative Workspace

  •  Free wi-fi for all guests
  • 6 foot work tables for up to 20 guests
  • Adjustable, padded work chairs
  • Garbage cans for each guest
  • Raised and large ironing surfaces
  • 3 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 18 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



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THE NEST Booked | December 1-2, 2017

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