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December Gift Givers Unite

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays for three simple reasons: family, food, and fun! This is a favorite holiday because of the simplicity of the day but the preparation is anything but simple. The magic is making it look that way. I hope your Thanksgiving was filled with good memories!

November was filled with many events for Seamless Getaways. I taught several Laura Heine classes at area quilt stores and one at Seamless Getaways. We had sew much fun! If you have not created one of Laura’s collage quilts, I highly recommend you set aside some time to create one. Students have been loving their creations and finding room in their sewing room to display their works of art. Seamless Getaways has an upcoming Laura Heine class and retreat weekend Jan. 20-22, see below.

Pieces from the Heart Silent Auction winners
Pieces from the Heart Silent Auction winners

Seamless Getaways donated a weekend retreat as a silent auction item for “Pieces from the Heart” Quilt Guild at their November quilt show, raising $900 for their guild! Lana & Penny won the weekend retreat for their group at Seamless

Shari, Laura Heine package winner
Shari, Laura Heine package winner

Getaways and Shari won the Laura Heine package. Congratulations to all!

Creating memories takes preparation and planning. Why not reserve some time in the coming months to create and document memories for your family and friends. You may attend one of the open retreat weekends below or reserve a time for your own group by contacting me by text, 815-848-5082, or email,

Open Retreat Weekend December 9-11, 2022

Picture of Christmas Tree

Crafting gift givers unite! Our open retreat is the perfect opportunity to complete your holiday gift list. So, invite your friends and enjoy a weekend full of Christmas cheer. Email me to sign up,

Price: $150/person 3 days, 2 nights

Scrapbooking Weekend January 13-15, 2023

You have the photos; add them to your scrapbook! Three full days and 2 nights to document your holiday memories. You will not be turned away if you choose to quilt though. Come alone or bring a friend. You do not have to have a group to attend. $150/person for the weekend! Are you off on January 16 for Martin Luther King holiday? Add the additional night and day stay for only $30. (Four full days, 3 nights for $180) Email me at

Price: $150/person 3 days, 2 nights

Laura Heine Pattern Day/Weekend Retreat

January 20-22, 2023 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Have you admired Laura Heine collage quilts? You have probably seen the pin cushion, featherweight sewing machine, or hundreds of others. This high heal shoe is hanging in

Seamless Getaways. Join me in creating a collage of your choice! I am a certified Laura Heine instructor and will guide you through the process.

Skill Level: Beginner--no sewing experience is needed for this class. Expectation: You will learn the process of Laura Heine Collage Quilting. Suggestions on quilting and finishing your quilt will be shared in this class. There are basic tools that you will need to be successful. You may purchase these items from your favorite quilt store or I can have them ready for you when you arrive. Email me to sign up,

Needed Supplies:

• Laura Heine pattern (Price varies depending on the design)

• Karen Kay Buckley medium serrated edge scissors

#2 Pencil • Silicone Applique Fusing Mat (Precision Fuse Mat 17 x 24, you get two for one, or Gypsy Fusing Mat)

• 12" wide Steam-A-Seam 2, (No Substitutes), 4-6 yards

• Pattern Ease Foundation (Depends on the size of your pattern)

• Rotary cutter • Mat • Sewing Machine Class Fee is $50.

Special $50/night pricing to spend the night/weekend to complete your project. Checkout time is 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan 22.

February Open Retreat February 17-19, 2023

This is your weekend to get caught up on your UFO’s and start new projects! You may come alone and meet new friends or bring a friend. Bring your UFO’s, sewing machine, and of course your favorite drink to sip while you sew! We do a potluck on the open sew weekends. Bring a meal to share or dine out. I will contact you to make arrangements. You will be amazed at what you will accomplish on a dedicated weekend! This weekend begins at 1 p.m. on February 17 and ends at 5 p.m. on February 19. Email me to sign up,

Price: $150/person 3 days/2 nights.

Wishing you many blessings in the coming month!


Linda Lambert


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