The 2014 retreat is officially sold out.  Thank you to everyone who registered and helped spread the word.  If you missed a chance to register and would like to be notified if any openings become available, please email me at frecklemama at yahoo dot com.

We are still accepting sponsors.  If you would like more information about sponsorships, please contact me.

Thanks again to everyone for supporting the second annual Stash Bash!

- Chris

Valentine’s Day Registration Special!

Thinking of attending The Stash Bash but have been having a hard time justifying the expense? Why not treat yourself to a little Valentine present? From now through February 15th, when you register for The Stash Bash and use the code VALENTINE at checkout, you will save $5 and receive 5 free Fat Quarters of your choice at the on-site fabric shop sponsored by Stash Fabrics! For less than $199 you can spend an entire weekend sewing with friends, making new friends, and swapping tips and tricks with some fabulous quilt designers, authors and bloggers. Psst, maybe Elizabeth Dackson from Don’t Call Me Betsy, Christina from The Sometimes Crafter, and Kristi from Schnitzel & Boo will be there!

Registration fees include all lodging and meals.  For more information about ticket options, please visit the Registration Page.

Happy Valentines!


A Stash Bash Collaborative Baby Quilt

At last year’s retreat, several of us were missing our lovely friend Sharon.  Sharon wasn’t able to come to The Stash Bash because she was expecting her first baby!  We kept thinking of her and her newborn baby Ruby.  In an effort to have her there with us in spirit, we decided to make blocks for a Ruby baby quilt!

Amy had brought some scraps of Bonnie & Camille’s fabric line called Ruby and gave out pieces to people along with some white solid fabric.

Here is the quit top:



Here is the top with the names of the people who made each block:



Amy C.

Amy H.








(Is anyone missing?!)


Then Chris brought the blocks home, sewed them together with sashing, and quilted it.  We sent it off to Sharon and have been thrilled to see little Ruby on Instagram playing on it!

It’s amazing to experience the love that a sewing retreat can foster.  To decide to make a love quilt, coordinate the details, and knock out the blocks while sewing and laughing together is truly a joy.  We hope that you can join us at The Stash Bash this year to find out what exciting sewing happens on the spot in 2014!