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.
Access to quilting supplies in Hen & Chicks Studio retail store during store hours
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
Plates, bowls, mugs, cups and silverware
Assorted pots, pans, cooking dishes, and serving dishes
Refrigerator stocked with assorted pops and bottled water; coffee and tea also included
Dish cloths and towels provided
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
Flashlights, hair dryers, and ear plugs are provided
Rule the Roost Retreats
You're invited! The name of our public retreat may have changed (formerly Come Create with Me) but the concept is still the same. When you attend a Rule the Roost day you are dedicating time to working on your projects. You'll be crowing like a Rooster when you get things done!
What makes a Rule the Roost retreat different?
A staff member from Hen & Chicks Studio will be attending, too, ruling the roost with extra surprises and special touches for our retreaters
One day is marked as the "main" day to signal that lunch will be included that day.
This is a public retreat, allowing individuals to come from all over to attend.
Guests receive 15% off all full-priced merchandise purchased during the retreat. Can not be combined with any other specials or offers.
Coffee, water and assorted pops included in the retreat fees.
Must I come for all three days? No! Come for 1, 2 or 3. Whatever works best in your schedule.
Must I come the main day to be able to have an add-on day? No! Again. Pick the days that work best for you.
Do I have to pay ahead? Yes! We need to know how many to plan for food and goodies.
Do I need to bring a sewing machine? Yes! If you have a sewing project and you need a machine, you're responsible for providing that machine.
Do I have to be a quilter to attend? No! We enjoy having quilters, scrapbookers, knitters, beaders, rug hookers and card makers come together. It is so inspiring.
Can I stay overnight? Yes! The majority of our Rule the Roost retreaters sleep in their own beds, but by all means we have accommodations to fit your needs for creating into the wee hours of the night. Ask Heidi about costs and reservations.
What happens if the weather is bad? First, we don't want anyone driving in conditions that are potentially dangerous. Heidi will determine if the event will be rescheduled or we refund you in the form of a gift certificate.