Welcome to "An Applique Getaway"
Are you wondering what this Getaway is all about? Barbara had this vision of hand appliquers sitting and stitching together in an intimate setting – learning from each other, and offering one teacher that we could get to know. Enlisting her “sidekick,” Nancy, ideas flowed and excitement heightened. Before you knew it, Barbara and Nancy were partners in a new business venture calling it “An Applique Getaway.” A new retreat was born! Our vision is to “float” the venue each year to unique locations around the Midwest.
We began the planning phase. First was finding a city and venue that would fit our vision. The facility had to be able to house 30 stitchers with a well-lit room to stitch in, food, and ample bathrooms (ha ha), individual sleeping facilities, and convenient to transportation. This proved to be harder than we thought. But after searching MANY cities, with tons of research, and a couple of road trips to visit spots – we chose Kansas City, MO as our first location.
Next came deciding on, and contracting a teacher; “advertising” with social media (Facebook and this website); and a mailing list to keep everyone informed. So here we are – ready to go – bursting with eager anticipation.
The 2020 Getaway will take place at The Elms Hotel and Spa in Excelsior Springs, MO, the PERFECT location for our premier year.
Won’t you join us?