Southern Belle Fall Statler Retreat at the Arlington Inn Hot Springs, Arkansas September 5-8, 2019
The Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa 239 Central Avenue Hot Springs AR 71901 Phone: 1-800-643-1502 http://www.arlingtonhotel.com/
A new year, a new location! Our 2019 retreat will be held at the historic Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs.
The focus of this retreat is computerized longarm quilting. You must be using a Statler Stitcher to attend.
2019 Fall dates: September 5-8, 2019
Welcome to our Southern Belle Fall Retreat!
2019 is our 8th year! Each year we have added more students, expanded our schedule, made new friends, and learned so much about quilting and using Creative Studio at it's very best. We love our Belles and our retreats have become very much a reunion from year to year.
Payment Schedule : Full Registration of $495 includes goody bag, reception, 3 days of classes, meals, quilt shop, quilt show, and Show and Tell. Deposit $200 to hold your space. Remainder due July 1 Please put a reminder on your calendar so you don't miss this important date. Guest Package $200 Includes meals, reception, quilt show, and Show and Tell.
If our registration becomes full, please consider adding your name to our waiting list. We find every year that some people need to cancel and others move up. There is no need to pay a deposit until your spot is confirmed.
Cancellation: If you cancel at any time before July 1, you will receive a refund, minus the PayPal fees involved. Due to our financial obligations, no refunds will be offered after July 1, and we will no longer transfer a registration to another session.
Workshops: 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 don't write our specific lesson plans until just a few months out since we want the information to be the most current we can offer. Please read our newsletter for important information on events.
Newsletter: Please check this page frequently to keep up with the latest news and schedule information.
Below is the payment link and registration form. After making your deposit, please return to this page to fill out the registration form to give us your information, emergency contact, and dietary restrictions.
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Deposit and Registration are two different steps. After payment is made, please return to this page to fill out the registration form below.
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Machine Maintenance and Computer Basics with Mark Elliott Maintenance and Computer Basics are scheduled for Thursday evening, after Meet and Greet. These are optional classes. Each will last about 60-90 minutes. These are important classes for beginners, but open to all. If you are interested in one or both, Please use the link here to register and pay. Mark Elliott's classes
Belle 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 in advance and will be paid for at our registration table when you check in. We do not mail pins, but if you know a Belle who cannot be here this year, you may order one for her and pay when you pick it up.
Both of these were made as suggestions from our Belles and they always sell quickly. We're hoping you love them as much as we love all our Belles. Our last date to have them made is August 1.
Please check this page frequently to keep up with the latest news and schedule information.
Our workshop content will be added here as it is developed.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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. email@example.com
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.
Spas and Specials
Many of our Belles come in a day early to enjoy the surrounding area. Check the web pages below to find information on scheduling a hot bath or massage while you are in Hot Springs. Plus, the Arlington hotel is offering a 10% spa discount to our Belles!
The Fordyce Bath House gives free tours of the building and explains a lot of the history of the area. I’ve done this two or three times and highly recommend it. Ask ahead for their schedule, if you are interested.
Food Our meals will all be served in a private dining room at the hotel, but it wouldn’t be fair to keep you locked up when there are also many cute little places to pick up a bite to eat, a sweet, or maybe listen to a band playing. We plan to give you a little free time on Thursday evening to explore this historic area.
Designer Policy We welcome designers to join us at Southern Belle as students. Designers will be introduced during our reception and may put a quarter page B&W advertisement/discount coupon in our handout booklet at no charge.
Every year we have a complaint or two about distractions or interruptions during class time. In order to provide for a better learning environment for everyone during class, we ask that you keep your personal conversations to a minimum so that students sitting near you can hear the presentations. Everyone wants to see and hear what is being offered and we want your attention, too.
We understand that no one travels these days without a cell phone to keep in touch with family. And, we do encourage you to bring your laptops for use after class to practice new techniques or to study pattern choices and share ideas with others.
But, please, no use of cell phones or laptops during class time. If there is a need for an emergency phone conversation, please take it out to the hallway. And due to safety concerns with laptop cords, we ask you to schedule your your laptop time after class.
Also, because some of our students have problems/allergies with fragrances, we ask that you be thoughtful about this as you get ready for the day.