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Quilters Retreat at Riverglen

DEEP IN THE HEART OF THE OUACHITA NATIONAL FOREST

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Located in Pencil Bluff, Arkansas

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Relax and sew with your closest quilter friends deep in the Ouachita National Forest.  Single level luxury cabin house and studio on 45 acres of private, gated, family-owned land with walking trails, unique blufftop views and river access.

 

This unique location provides a backdrop for creativity & relaxation as you sew with your Quilty BFFs!

 

Up to 8 People (6 beds + 2 RV Hookup)

 

Amenities include large kitchen, granite counters, hand bars in bathrooms, one level access w/ no stairs, tall toilets, firm support mattresses, fully stocked kitchen with utensils & appliances to cook your own meals, coffee / tea bar & fresh Hot Springs ground spring water on tap.  The Quilter's Studio is connected to the home for easy sewing access any time of the day or night, without disturbing others!

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HOUSE

Capacity: 8 total people (6 beds + 2 RV hookups)
RV Hookups (2): 30A Electric & Fresh Water (36-40' x 15' gravel pads)

House Details:
• Bedrooms: (2) - One bedroom w/ 2 Twin XL beds, master room w/ 4 Twin XL, reinforced steel bed frames, new firm support mattresses, black-out curtains.
• Bathrooms: (2) - Full bathrooms with step-over tub/shower combo w/ hand bars, tall toilets, granite counters.
• Kitchen: Oversized & stocked with cooking appliances & utensils & basic spices, coffee/tea stations.

• Utility: High-capacity washer & dryer combo (Whirlpool)
• Meals: Basic breakfast provided for each morning (Instant Oatmeal, Granola Bars, Coffee and Tea)


Sewing Studio Details:
• Studio is attached to the house for easy access to sewing anytime day or night.
• Sturdy 6ft Plastic Folding Tables for Each Quilter
• Shared 6-Outlet Power Strips w/ Surge Protection Provided (1 per 2 tables)
• Individual Arrow Sewing Chairs or High-Quality Folding Chairs Available on Request
• Individual Daylight Lamps 
• Individual Machine Mats and Scrap Cans for Each Sewing Station
• Four Design Walls
• Three Pressing Stations w/ Oliso Irons and Wool Pressing Mats
• Two Cutting Stations w/ Mats & Rulers (w/ extra LED lighting so you can see)
• One Accuquilt Go Cutter (includes mats and 2.5" strip and 8" cube dies)
• Two Wagons for Assistance Hauling in your Supplies
• Sewing Machines are Not Provided (bring your own machine)

Notions Available to Use Onsite from the Borrow Bin:
• Havels Rotary Cutters, Scissors and Snips
Creative Grid Rulers and large cutting mats
June Taylor Starch and Seam Wand
• Colonial Needle Roxanne Marking Pencils, Roxanne Glue Baste and rotary blade sharpeners
• Modern American Vintage Seam Rollers, Point Turners and a Hera Marker.
• Belle's Notions Shop is available on-site for essentials during your stay (Cash Only)

 

Outdoor Amenities:
• Forested Private Walking Trails (Grass / Gravel / Dirt)
• Unique Blufftop Access for Sunrise or Sunsets (see for miles in three directions!)
• Private Ouachita River Access (swimming, kayak, fishing)
• Quartz Crystal Firepit w/ Covered Outdoor Cushioned Seating Nearby (cedar logs provided)
• Outdoor Cushioned Patio Seating & River/Blufftop Benches and Swing for Quiet Time


A welcome goodie bag is provided for each quilter!

Traveling by Airline:
Little Rock Clinton National ( 100 miles/1 hr 45 min), Fayetteville NWA National ( 161 miles/2 hrs 50 min), Fort Smith Regional (80 miles/1 hr 34 min) (limited flights on American only). All airports have car rentals available.

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​2024 QUILTER GROUP RATES

 

Minimum Three Night Stay
Includes Taxes and Cleaning Fee!

CHECK IN TIME @ 10am
CHECK OUT TIME @ 10am

Number of Quilters:

Price Per Person, Per Night:

Total Per Person, for 3 Nights

8 (RV Spot)
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$1,500.00

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Want to stay extra nights?  Cost is just $400 per night divided among the group!

FAQ

How Do I Book a Retreat at Riverglen?

STEP 1: Designate a Group Coordinator (please reference Group Coordinator responsibilities below)
• Coordinator will be the point of contact for all parts of your group stay.

Coordinator Responsibilities:
• Provide non-refundable group payment in full to secure booking dates.
• Collect signatures and send signed liability waivers to Belle.
• Act as the point of contact before and during the group stay.
• Disseminating welcome package information to group members.
• Responsible for the contents and access of on-site notions shop for purchasing essentials.
• Group Coordinators will receive a FREE Yazzi 14x14 block carrying case! First-time GC also receive FREE access to Belle's online, self-paced Quilt Pattern Tester 101 Workshop and a one-year membership to Belle's QPT Hub, an online membership group offering support and resources for quilt pattern testers.

STEP 2: Decide the dates and number of nights you wish to stay, 3 nights minimum.  Choose a special name for your group. This name is how I will keep track of and reference your booking.

 

STEP 3: Submit your booking request here.  You can also email Belle at SeamsSewMeRetreats@gmail.com with the size and name of your group, and the dates to book.

STEP 4: Belle will email you back to begin the booking process and secure your dates.  The email will include important information in a retreat packet with liability waivers, logistics, house guideline manual, welcome manual and how to send payments.

STEP 5: Group Coordinator should begin collecting group individuals' payments and gathering waiver signatures.  Once funds are secured, submit payment in full to finalize your retreat booking.  Your dates will not be reserved until payment is received in full.

STEP 6: Payments - Venmo, Credit Card ( 3% fee added), or Check (payment must clear bank before reservation is finalized). Group Coordinator is responsible for making the payment, and Belle will work with your GC on the details for making the payment.

Retreat shirts and merch can be ordered here prior to the retreat.  Products are print on demand and sent directly to you. Please allow two weeks for production and delivery to your home.

On-Site Education by Belle:
Enhance your quilting retreat experience with Belle's popular 4 hr Easy Cathedral Window Pillow class taught in-person.  Belle has presented this sold-out instruction at national shows including Quilt Festival, American Quilters Society, Original Sewing & Quilting Expo and quilt guilds!

 

$400 - 4 Hour Group Class Taught On-Site (please specify in your booking request)

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Meet Belle in Person: 

Unless she is traveling, Belle will arrive in the afternoon or evening of the day of check-in to greet retreat guests and bring one of her Southern homemade treats!

NEARBY

Nearby Pencil Bluff, Mt. Ida & Hot Springs:

Attractions:

​• Oaklawn Horse Track & Casino (Hot Springs)

Hot Springs Bathhouse Row (Hot Springs)
Quartz Crystal Digging Mines Near Mt Ida

 

Food & Drink:
• Grocery Store: Bob's Food City (Mt Ida)
• Dollar General & Family Dollar (Pencil Bluff & Mt Ida)
• Subway (sandwiches), Dairyette (ice cream & burgers), Shack Attack (pizza), El Diamante (Mexican), Mt Ida Cafe (Homestyle), 270 Diner (Breakfast/Lunch), Wayseekers (coffee & drinks) in Mt Ida.
• Big T's General Store in Oden and Muddy Creek Mercantile and Grill in Pencil Bluff.
• Montgomery County is a DRY county, meaning you cannot purchase alcohol here, but you may consume responsibly (bring your own beverages)

Quilt Shops:

Cathy's Quiltn' Square (limited products) - Ph: (501) 760-6099 - 3256 Albert Pike Rd, Hot Springs, AR
Hickory Hill Quilts (Hot Springs Village) - Ph: (501) 318-2739  - 2998 Park Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71901
Belle's Notion Shop is Available On-Site (group coordinator will have access).

"Lovely quilting retreat center!  The facility is beautiful, and I finished several projects over our weekend stay"

-Lisa

"Belle was such a great hostess that made sure all our needs were met to ensure the best retreat possible"

-Kim J.

"A great time with friends in a beautiful setting.  The sewing room is awesome!

-Raenette

"We sewed, ripped, talked and laughed, it was the BEST time! Facilities are brand new and top notch. Sewing area is spacious and well equipped."

-Keril R.

PHOTOS

Quilt Retreat Photo Gallery

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VIDEO

Sewing Retreat Video Tour

Quilter's Retreat
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Reservation Dates are Not Fully Secured Until Payment is Received in Full

SPONSORS

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Please consider products from sponsors that contributed to making our sewing studio quilt'tacular !

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