Sunday, December 27, 2015

SMQG 2016 Retreat Deposits are Due

It's time to make your deposits for our 2016 Guild retreat.  Please be sure to have read all the information before making your payment using the drop down menu at the bottom of this post.

1) The Franciscan has expanded our block of rooms and we can accommodate all members who answered the retreat survey, as well as a small number of guests, at the 2016 retreat.  Guests of SMQG members will room in a double room with the inviting member, and requests will be handled in the order received.  If you have interest in inviting a guest, please email Jess directly at

2) Deposits to hold your room reservation are due by January 2.  This PayPal button will be posted on the blog from December 27 through January 2nd for you to make that deposit.  If you have trouble with PayPal or prefer to pay by check, Jess can accept checks at the January 2nd meeting.  Please let her know before the meeting if that's what you intend to do.  

3) Please do not pay a deposit for the retreat at this time unless you are current 2016 member.  This includes any potential guests.  Priority will be given to members who pay the deposit between December 27 and January 2.  After Jan 2, we will accommodate guests and late members on a first-come first-served basis until all rooms in our block are filled.  After our rooms are filled, interested parties will be wait-listed and notified in the case that a room becomes available.

4) The $30 deposits for the 2015 retreat are non-refundable.  In the event that you have paid for the remainder of the cost of retreat and are unable to attend, any money that is refunded by the Franciscan for the cancelled spot to SMQG will be passed on to the member who cancelled; however, the Franciscan is not required to refund us for last minute cancellations.  If we are able to fill the vacant spot with another quilter, the cost of the retreat minus the $30 non-refundable deposit will be refunded to the cancelling party by SMQG.

5) If you are sure that you want a double, but haven't found a roommate yet, still select a double for your chosen number of nights.  In the "Rooming with" field, say "Looking."

6) And, last but not least, a quick reminder about all the other details:
The retreat will be April 14-17 at the Franciscan in Kennebunkport.  Our pricing is the same as last year, and includes room charges, onsite parking, 24 hour access to our sewing area, a catered meal on Saturday, swag bags and prizes, and a whole lot of fun.  After this deposit, you will have the option of either one payment due 2/15 or two payments due 2/15 and 3/15 for the balance.  The total price, based on the duration of your stay and whether or not you share a room, is below:

Single room for 3 nights, $324
Single room for 2 nights, $229
Double room for 3 nights, $224
Double room for 2 nights, $163

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