March 17 - 23, 2024
The Wine Country Inn
Palisade Colorado

It is time to for special people we call quilters to gather once again and attend a Homespun Hearth Retreat - this time it's The Quilting on the Edge of the Rockies ~ A  Quiltworx Affair!  You are invited to join us for our 2nd Quiltworx Affair, this time at the spectacular Wine Country Inn in Palisade Colorado.  The Quiltworx Affair is is open to all levels of paper piecers - from the most savvy and experienced to those of you who are new to paper pieceing and would just love to learn the techniques and stream-lined process that Judy Niemeyer has perfected.   

Sure to be a truly pleasant mix of quilting, learning, friendship and fun - you will certainly come away with memories to last a lifetime, and a quilt that will be treasured for generations to come.  This is the perfect opportunity for you to gather with old friends, or plan on making new.   Plus, don't forget to ask all of the important quilters in your life - your mother, sister, aunt or friend - if they would like to join you!


WHEN...MARCH 17 - 23, 2024
The Quiltworx Affair will actually begin on the morning of Monday March 18, 2024 and will commence on Friday evening, March 22, 2024 - but we recommend you arrive and check in to your lodging on Sunday March 17, 2024  (at the latest), and stay the last night of the retreat.   Check in at the lodge is 4:00 pm and checkout at 11:00am .   We will be allowed into the event center early on Monday morning, March 18, 2024.    However, for all who are interested, we will have a meet & greet at a local restaurant on the evening of March 17 - pricing TBD.  We will also have details on an optional gift exchange as well, and a couple of other things to come for those who register.

The Wine Country Inn, Palisade Colorado
Located in the heart of Colorado's wine country on the west-edge of the Rockies,  and sitting amidst 21 acres of vineyards, the Wine Country Inn offers guests a beautiful quilting experience.  The beauty and ambiance will leave a lasting impression on your heart, for sure.   And, if you are so inclined, there are also lots of wine-tasting opportunities.  This is a wonderful destination, and it often sells out.  Blocked rooms for the Quiltworx Affair are limited, so please don't wait to register.

Note - The Wine Country Inn is a Smoke-Free property.


You will need to make your own lodging reservations at The Wine Country Inn.  The Inn has blocked rooms for us at a rate of $135 per Room per night, plus applicable taxes, for either a King room (sleeps 2)  or two Queen beds in a room.    The King room can sleep 3 people, and the Queen Rooms can sleep up to 4 people.  This gives you flexibility to perhaps come early for a day or two, bring a friend who does not quilt (ie a husband), or come together with up to 4 of you per room (to save on costs as this works out to as little as $42.20 per person per night - and that includes taxes).  We recommend that you arrive on Sunday 3/17 at the latest, and depart on Saturday, March 23, 2024.   You may also choose to lodge elsewhere - please know that if you do this, that breakfast will be your responsibility, but all of the other things that are included for those staying at The Inn will also apply to you.

DINING....Breakfast is included each day with your room rate at The Wine Country Inn, and the price of the retreat also includes a Gourmet Lunch & Dinner for Monday through Friday, as well as an open hot/cold beverage station for our event.  As an added bonus, each evening The Inn offers a complimentary glass of wine for each guest who would like to partake.     We will gather on Sunday evening for dinner  (for all who would like to join us), at a local restaurant - the cost of this dinner is not included, and the price is TBD.

QUILTING...    This retreat includes a Wall-Size Quilt Kit AND Pattern for the new Carnival Flower Technique of the Month - you will be given several colorway options as we want everyone to be delighted with their quilt.  You will also have the option to enlarge your quilt to either a Queen or King Size Quilt, add backing, and, if you just want to sew, sew, sew, we also have a Retreat Kit Cutting Service!   If you elect to cut your own quilt, you will receive your fabrics about 2 months prior to the retreat so that you can come prepared, with your kit all cut and ready to go.   

If you are new to Judy Niemeyer's paper-piecing and fabric cutting techniques, no problem - just let us know.  We will give you a little extra 'homework' that you can do before you receive your fabrics so that you will get some familiarity and confidence.  Also, while we will be featuring and teaching the Carnival Flower design, please let us know if there is a different Quiltworx design that you would prefer to do during the retreat, and we can work something out.

Of course, no quilt retreat is complete without a bit of fun  -- special drawings, great prizes, and fun games will add to the festivity of our time together.   

EARLY BIRD ... This is an option for those of you early birds who just want more, more, more!  Each morning from 6am to 8am we will gather for a special surprise project.  The cost is $120 for this option.

ADDITIONAL AMENITIES.. There is a jacuzzi at The Inn -- it will be a nice way to end the day, so bring your swim suit.  There is also a Gift Shop, Fitness Center, Free WiFi, and a Laundry Center.

SUPPLY LIST... We will provide you a supply list so that you can check-it-twice.   
We also have a Quiltworx Favorites Supplies List, which you can find here.

SEWING MACHINES... We do not have machines to rent.  Please be sure to get your machine serviced before the retreat ... and don't forget to bring all of the parts!  

GETTING THERE... The closest airport is the Grand Junction Regional airport - 12 miles from The Wine Country Inn.   At the time of the write-up, there are car rental services and Uber available from the airport. 

 Everyone can view the spectacular mountains on the edge of the Rockies, maybe even catch a glimpse of the wild life,  breathe in the freshest air and enjoy the spectacular blue skies and relaxing way of life here in Colorado while you stitch!  You will find time early in the morning to take a refreshing walk.  For those of you who really want to get a taste of Colorado, we recommend arriving or departing a day or two after the retreat.   Again, you are responsible for your lodging, and we will provide you the informaiton of The Wine Country Inn

WHAT ABOUT THE WEATHER?... One thing that is true through Colorado is that if you don't like the weather, just wait 5 minutes because it will change.  We recommend casual clothes, comfy shoes, and a light sweater for indoors, and warm clothes, boots, and gloves for anytime you are outside.  The average temperatures in Palisade for March is in the mid-50s.     This event is also in March, so there is a chance that we could have a snow storm.
  We will be arriving a day early on Saturday 3/16  (just in case), and so that is something you may want to consider as well.   


Base Plan - $1649 per person (does not include lodging) 


~ Carnival Flower Wall (Full) Size Quilt Kit & Pattern  (color options will be forthcoming)
~ Kits separated into sections and 1st cuts for cutting convenience 

~ Gourmet Lunch and Dinner, Monday through Friday
~ Open Hot/Cold Beverage Station
~ 5 Full Days of sewing in the beautifully appointed Vintners Ball Room
~ Multiple Quiltworx Certified Instructors at your fingertips
~ Demos Quiltworx Tips, Tricks, and Processes to stream-line your Paper Piecing projects
~ 10% Off All Quiltworx Quilt Kits purchased from Homespun Hearth from the time of Registration until 3/31/2024
~ One Complimentary Glass of Wine Per Night


~ Lodging - The Inn has reserved a block of rooms for us at special pricing, and everyoen is responsible for their own room charge.   

               The Room rate is currently $135 per room per night (this could increase, so we recommend you make your reservations asap). 
               We will provide you with the Group Rate information once you have registered for the retreat. 
               Note: Breakfast is included with your room-rate at The Wine Country Inn.
~ Transportation, Applicable Taxes, or Gratuities
~ Options:  Backing for your Quilt, Larger Queen or King size quilt, Early Bird Project, or Kit-Cutting Service

You will also need to fill out Registration Form and a Personal Waiver Form, which will be emailed to you.
**Please note the Cancellation & Refund Policy below.  Also, registration can be transferred if you can find a replacement for your spot.


We have two options for payment.  All at One Time or 3 installments as follows:
33 1/3% at time of Registration
33 1/3 % on June 17 2023

33 1/3% on October 17, 2023

This is a 5 day, 6-night all-inclusive event, and there are no modifications to the schedule allowable.    


Please note the following refund schedule should you need to cancel.     

~      The initial reservation payment (33 1/3%) is non-refundable at any time
~      Cancellations prior to the final payment on October 17, 2023 receive a 50% refund
                      on the 2nd payment of 33 1/3% of the total due
                                          (ie:  $274.83 refund on the base plan~ registrant receives quilt kit)**  
~      Cancellations 60-90 days from event - receive a 25% refund on 66 2/3% of the total due 
                                         (ie: $274.83 refund on the base plan ~ registrant receives quilt kit)**
~      Cancellations 59 days prior - loss of All Fees**

**Note:  We will ship the selected Carnival Flower Quilt Kit and Pattern to registered guests should they need to cancel AFTER the 2nd installment is paid (if they do not find a replacement guest) . If they prefer, they may find a replacement for their spot, but that replacement may not have as many quilt color options and may need to receive the quilt kit originally selected. 

Should there be inclement weather or any other catestrophic event (such as we saw with COVID), that forces The Inn to close its doors, we can ONLY offer to re-schedule the event - no refunds shall be given.  Please do not assume that the Inn is not operating if you are experiencing weather in your neck of the woods.  We suggest that if you want to trick Mother Nature a little bit, to arrive a day or two early, so that you don't miss out on anything.

HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT: Homespun Hearth, Inc, and any persons associated with Homespun Hearth, Inc. are not responsible for any costs or results assocaiated with any possible medical treatment you may require while attending the Quilting on the Edge of the Rockies Retreat.  Under no circumstances will Homespun Hearth, Inc.  be liable for the quality of any medical care you might receive while attending the Retreat, nor for any outcome, nor for any injuries sustained.  By registering for this Quilting on the Edge of the Rockies Retreat, you agree to hold Homespun Hearth, Inc harmless against injury, damages, or losses that might incur during the retreat.


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