http://www.arlingtonhotel.com/ The historic Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa is the largest hotel in Arkansas, with almost 500 rooms and suites. Since 1875 The Arlington has been hosting guests as one of the South's premiere resorts…truly an American Treasure. From our grand hotel lobby and famous bar, to our elegant Venetian Dining Room, to the beautiful Crystal Ballroom, The Arlington has everything you'd want in a historic hotel … and more. And at The Arlington there is our top-rated Hot Springs Spa and Salon, and our Thermal Bathhouse, where you will bathe in the famous mineral waters of the 'hot springs'.
Outside the front door is the National Park's famed Bathhouse Row and a grand stroll through history and beauty. Across the street are museums, antique and art galleries, unique restaurants and live entertainment. Or play golf on the championship courses at Hot Springs Country Club.
Final Payments Full Registration cost is $495; the deposit paid when you registered was $200. Final payments of $295 are due by February 15. Our Guest Package of $200 includes all meals, reception, quilt show, and Show and Tell. If you would like to bring a guest and have not already done so, please fill out a registration form and pay the fee, so we can be prepared with a name tag and meals. https://www.anitashackelford.net/spring-2019-retreat.html
Our Cancellation Policy We know that unexpected things can happen in our lives and we occasionally have someone who will not be able to join us. Anyone having to cancel after February 1 will not receive a refund but will be moved to our 2020 calendar.
If your guest cannot come with you, those meals can be cancelled and refunded up to 2 weeks ahead.
Our Schedule We begin with Registration on Thursday afternoon and a reception in the evening. Classes are scheduled Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until noon.
Our schedule is always a mix of software classes, design inspiration, and how-to, special projects, quilt challenge, show and tell, and fun. Joan and I will be writing our specific lesson plans soon and have plans to present CS at levels from simple to advanced.
Dream Big One of the classes to look forward to is our Dream Big staff challenge with each of us showing and explaining how we quilted our own special pieces.
Studio Design Joan is planning a lecture on studio design. We are both in the process of building new studio spaces, so we can show you what we’ve done, but we’re hoping you will share your ideas with everyone too. Please send Joan a picture or two of your best ideas on thread and batting storage, design wall, lighting, flooring, cutting tables, other furniture or accessories, etc. email@example.com
Using CS 7.1 We also hope to solve some of your everyday quilting problems. Please send us a note with suggestions for topics we can include. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Trash to Treasure Challengeis sure to be a big hit. This should be fun! We love seeing what our Belles do with a challenge!
Here are the rules: If you accept this challenge, you will be required to make a quilt no large than 30"x30". Quilting must be done on your Statler Stitcher. Most quilters go to retreats, workshops, sew-ins, or sew with friends. When you do, ask for their leftovers, check out the waste bins. Selvages are a great thing to request. You will be allowed to use (from your stash or purchase) the background fabric and backing only. Use the features of CS and any tips and tricks you have learned coming to Belle. Remember: One man’s trash is another man's treasure. If you have questions please private message or email Lee Ann Lively at email@example.com
Bell Charms and Pins Our Belle pins have been a favorite item and we are offering them again this year, along with a two-sided charm that can be added to a Pandora bracelet, necklace, or any other way you might want to show you are a Belle.
Pins and charms must be ordered and paid for in advance and will be ready to pick up at our registration table when you check in. Our last date to have them made is March 1. Please be sure your order is received before that date.
What to Bring with You Dress at Southern Belle is casual. Layers are always recommended since classrooms can be cold at times, but the weather in the spring is usually beautiful. Our hotel is located at the end of historic Bath House Row, so bring good walking shoes and plan on exploring the shops, food, fountains, etc. up and down the street. We don’t use laptops in class, but you’ll want one to do some SAM practice after hours in your room or in our hospitality room, where you can share ideas with others. Photos are always welcome, so plan on using a camera or cell phone to take memories back home with you. Quilts to bring include a Dream Big if you have already quilted one, your Trash to Treasure piece, and something for show and tell. We love seeing what you have been doing!
Spas and Specials Check the web pages above to find information on scheduling a hot bath or massage while you are in Hot Springs. Plus, if you haven’t heard, the Arlington hotel is offering a 10% spa discount to our Belles!
Other Notes On a personal note, my sister Beverly will be my traveling companion for this trip. Dick will be home watching last details on the new house, getting garden plants started, and keeping up with his job of “chicken tender”. Some of you know Bev because of her beautiful pottery. I’m sure we will bring a few pieces with us, but if there is something specific you would like from her, please visit her website www.ancientsisterart.comand I’m sure she will do her best to have it ready for you at Belle.