Quilting and Crafting Retreats
COVID UPDATE: Due to the pandemic, we are currently closed for retreats. We are accepting reservations beginning in March 2021 in anticipation of the pandemic lessening after vaccines are available. We are currently limiting guests to a maximum of 6 attendees in order to allow for maximum social distancing.
Gather together a group of up to 8 fun friends to spend a productive weekend together working on your favorite crafting or quilting projects. Our 800 sq ft workroom has 6 workstations with 20” x 48” K-leg sewing tables for excellent stability plus additional 2’x4’ tables for spreading out your materials. In addition, there are 6 design walls, 3 ironing stations and 2 cutting stations. Depending on your group’s size and needs, the room can be reconfigured to give you the space you need. If you’re coming to sew or quilt, we do have 6 domestic sewing machines available to rent by the day. In addition, we offer longarm quilting on site, so if you have a quilt you’ve finished piecing, bring it along so we can edge-to-edge quilt it for you to take home finished (standard quilting fees apply).
Our B&B was built in 1910 and while it retains its old-world charm, it has been updated with all of today’s modern conveniences. The onsite homeowners, Patti and her husband, Dana, purchased the home in August of 2015 and soon realized they had a lot of space that was going unused. They decided to begin operating as a B&B and opened to guests in February 2016. They have hosted over 2500 guests from 16 countries since opening their doors. As a quilter, Patti saw the need for more quilting retreat space in the area, so they renovated the lower level to add the Sewing Studio in December of 2018 and the retreat center was born. When retreats aren’t scheduled, Patti hosts open sewing hours and teaches classes in the sewing studio. The studio also now houses our fabric shop with a wide selection of high quality quilting cottons from top brands like Free Spirit, Moda, Andover, Art Gallery Fabrics and Paintbrush Studios.
Located in the Valentine neighborhood of midtown Kansas City, Missouri, KC Maker Studio is walking distance to Westport and only a few minutes from the Country Club Plaza. In addition to numerous common areas, we have 4 guest rooms outfitted as follows:
- 1 suite with Queen Bed and Twin Bed with a full private bath - Third Floor of B&B
- 2 rooms with 2 Twin Beds - shared full bath across the hall - Second Floor of B&B
- 1 room with Full Bed and Twin Bed - shared full bath next door - Second Floor of B&B
- 2 additional half baths - Main Floor of B&B and the adjoining lower level sewing studio
Each guest room accommodates 2 guests and per city code we can accommodate a maximum group of up to 8 guests per night. Arrangements can be made for private rooms for smaller groups. Your stay includes a continental breakfast each morning. Other meals can be catered in or you can take a break and visit one of the 50+ amazing restaurants nearby, many within a 2 block walk. A kitchenette with full refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, and Keurig is attached to the sewing room. A full kitchen is also available for cooking with a double oven, 4 burner gas cooktop and griddle. A second refrigerator is located in the kitchen for exclusive retreat use.
Retreats generally begin at 1 pm on Thursdays and checkout is noon on Sundays. This gives you 3 full days to sew and create to your hearts content! Retreats can be scheduled on other weekdays if space is available, with additional days added at the daily rate.
Common areas include 2 living rooms with large screen smart TVs, 2 dining rooms, kitchen, large wrap around porch, large back patio with outdoor kitchen. There’s also a fire pit on the back patio and we have a movie projector and screen if you’d like to enjoy an outdoor movie night during your stay.
Weekend retreats begin at $50 per person per night with a minimum of 3 nights accommodations and includes a continental breakfast and around the clock access to the sewing studio.
If you’re interested in catered meals, additional fees would apply. Most catered meals are affordably priced from $8-15 per person.
Classes/Field Trips: We offer sewing master classes and day trips to local fabric stores or to Missouri Star Quilts in Hamilton, MO (closed until Spring 2021). Check with us on rates to add these to your retreat.
Contact us for available dates. A non-refundable $300 deposit reserves your weekend, so give us a call to schedule at 816-686-3570. Balance is due 2 weeks prior to arrival.
COVID UPDATE: We currently have the sewing studio reconfigured for maximum social distancing with 6 workstations that are all located 6 feet apart. Depending on your groups preferences, we can reconfigure to fit up to 8 guests, but the workstations would then be adjoining to each other.