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About stashbash

SAHM, Longarm Quilter, Tennis Player, and TV addict. @frecklemama on social media

Announcing the Stash Fabrics PJ Party on Saturday night!

Attention Stash Bash Attendees:
I am so excited to announce the Stash Fabrics PJ Party next Saturday night!  Ok, I’m not gonna lie.  When I came up with the idea for The Stash Bash, I truly imagined an event so casual that I could wear my pjs if I wanted to.  So when Beth with Stash Fabrics offered to sponsor a snack break, I naturally thought “Yes, but can I wear my pjs too?”  Luckily she didn’t think I was crazy and we came up with a plan.
Stash Fabrics is providing a yummy late night sweet treat, complete with some Scrap Sandwich giveaways on Saturday night.  So make some designer lounge pants, unveil your special Munki Munki set, or just pull out your good ole ratty trusty pair you bought on clearance at Walmart way back when and get ready for our late night sewing party!
Check out Beth’s shop to order anything ahead of time.  She’s local to the Atlanta area so she’s driving to the event.  Because of that, she is offering free “shipping” on anything you order by Thursday night.  Just let her know to bring it to The Stash Bash.

Attendee Google Group Announcement and a Registration Deadline

Hi everyone!  I am busy making some final arrangements for The Stash Bash goodie bags and giveaways.  Several people have generously offered some fabulous fabric stacks and handmade goodies for giveaways during the weekend.  I originally announced that the goodie bags will include a T-shirt but I have substituted something else for that.  I think you’ll like it more 🙂  This way we don’t need to worry about sizes, etc.  If you would like to sponsor a goodie donation for the goodie bags to market your blog, shop, or product, please contact me at frecklemama at yahoo dot com.  Right now our registration will most likely be just under 40 people.

If you have already registered to attend, you should have received an invitation to the Google Group.  Several people have told me that they didn’t receive their invitations, so please let me know if you need me to send it again.

The deadline for registration for The Stash Bash will be two weeks from today.  March 27th is the absolute final day to register for the retreat, add nights, or purchase a day pass.  Be sure to drop me a line if you have any questions.

I am thrilled about the creative and kind people who have already registered for the retreat.  If you are interested in attending but a little nervous about meeting new people or needing a certain “level” of skill or talent, let me assure you that you could not spend a weekend in a more accepting, sweet, and inclusive (albeit a little CRAZY) group of stitchers!  We hope you join us next month at The Stash Bash.


Announcing the Day Pass!

Due to popular demand, The Stash Bash is announcing a Day Pass option.  The rate per day is $60 and you can select to attend Friday, Saturday or both. The Day Pass will include lunch and dinner, and it will also include the same goodie bag that full registration attendees receive.  If you choose to attend both days, you will get the second day at half-price. There are a limited number of Day Passes available so click on the registration button to grab your ticket now!


More details about The Stash Bash weekend.

Yes! There are still spaces available. Please come join us. It’s not too late to register. Email me at frecklemama at yahoo with any questions, and be sure to spread the word with your stitchy friends and your fellow guild members.

All meals are included in your registration price but there are also kitchenettes in each of the bunk houses. You are welcome to bring your own drinks and snacks in addition to the meals provided by The Calvin Center. I know many of you are driving so you might want to bring some goodies for pre-dinner thirsty hour and midnight snacks.

Some of you are also doing really well in your fitness programs and will be looking for the opportunity to keep that up during the weekend. There are trails and a lovely lake to walk around. The bunk houses also have large common rooms with plenty of room for a workout. You should be able to find pictures of all of this on the Calvin Center web page.

Whether you are a Thursday arrival or a Friday arrival, your meals will begin with dinner on that day. You are welcome to arrive any time after 9am on those days so feel free to bring your own lunch or grab lunch nearby if you have a vehicle. Your meals are covered through breakfast on Sunday morning but you are welcome to stay later that day. The final time has yet to be determined by the facility but I will announce it when I know.

The retreat is meant to provide relaxing unstructured time to hang out with friends and work on projects at your own pace. For that reason, there is not a formal schedule outside of meal times. We will have round-the-clock access to the sewing room so we can leave our machine stations set up for the entire weekend.

I do have a few machines available for rental. The cost is $40 for the weekend. They are basic machines. If you are interested in renting a machine or have questions about these machines, please let me know as soon as possible. I need to make sure I have enough for everyone.

Once you are registered, you will be invited to join the Google Group where you can arrange shared transportation, fabric swaps, roomates, etc. If you don’t receive an invitation to the group please let me know.

Can’t wait to see you in April!


Hi everyone!  Are you ready for registration to open?  Check back here at noon tomorrow (eastern time) for the link to the registration page.  There will be several options on the registration page for selecting what type of registration you want and whether or not you are adding Thursday to your registration.  Please don’t hesitate to email me with any questions.  My email is frecklemama at yahoo.

Before registration opens you may want to familiarize yourself with the registration options listed under the Registration and Rates tab above.

The purpose of The Stash Bash is to have a fun affordable retreat where we can relax, tackle those WIPs, and have fun friends there to keep us in stitches the whole time.  Registration includes accommodation and all meals so you won’t need to worry about added costs once you arrive.

We will have goodie bags with T-shirts and other fun Stash Bash loot.  We will also have a couple of vendors present in case anyone wants to add to their stash while they are there 😉  The retreat will feature fabric swaps, games, informal tutorials and anything else we can think of to make it fun and productive for everyone.  We hope this is the first of many Stash Bashes to come!

See you soon!