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MNnancy replied on Wed, Oct 30 2013 1:37 PM

chocake2:
the community center in Choteau is currently available for  both the 2nd and 3rd week in Sept.  They do have cooking facilities and tables we can use. They charge $100  per day Mon -Thurs, and $150 a day Fri-Sun.

Are there sleeping rooms available with the community center, or would that be extra?

I usually think BIG when I think of a convention center.  Do they have a smaller meeting room that we would use?  Twelve quilters won't need too much space.  And that's part of the Stage Stop Inn, correct?   Those room rates seem really good.  That setup seems similar to Branson - breakfast included and access to microwaves for other quick meals or else eat out.

This all sounds good so far!


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Karla replied on Wed, Oct 30 2013 2:44 PM

I would definitely sign up for next September, and DH and I would fill one room.  If more DH's come along, then more rooms will be filled, I would think.  

Do they still have the deal that if you fill 20 rooms, you can get the con room free?

 

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Jacy replied on Wed, Oct 30 2013 3:02 PM

Lots of info.....

I would vote for doing it all at the hotel. Since the price is the same, it's much more convenient to be all in the same place. At Leavenworth we got by just fine with a fridge and a micro. Breakfast are taken care of and we can do sandwiches, etc for lunch, crock pot for dinner. And some like to go out to eat too.

As far as driving 55 miles to get to the quilt stores, 55 miles in Montana takes less than an hour. I don't think that's a problem, especially if there are 3 there.

I wonder if the LQS might be interested in having us come visit her "online Store", I'm sure she would get quite a bit in sales for an hour or 2 of her time.

The price sounds great, according to my calculations, for a Sunday -Friday, 5 nights, and allowing for at least 10 quilters so the quilting room costs $500 for 5 days, divided by 10 quilters is $50 each, that would go down with each quilter over 10. 

you own room (includes couples) 65 x 5 = 335 plus $50 = $385 +tax

2 quilters in a room, queen bed each, 65 x 5 = 335 divided, 167.50 plus $50 = $217.50 + tax each

3 quilters in a room, 2 queen beds, 70 x 5 = 350 divided, about 117 plus $50 = $167+ tax each

4 quilter in a room, 2 queen beds, 75 x5 = 375 divided, about 94 plus $50 = $144 + tax each

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Do we have to have a minimum number of rooms booked to get those prices? 

 

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Jacy replied on Wed, Oct 30 2013 3:08 PM

And I think Angele said she could come if it were the 3rd week, I think that would be Sep 14-19. What does everyone think of those dates, or have any other suggestions.

 

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chocake2 replied on Wed, Oct 30 2013 3:51 PM

MNnancy:
Are there sleeping rooms available with the community center, or would that be extra?
does not have sleeping rooms/
MNnancy:
Do they have a smaller meeting room that we would use?  Twelve quilters won't need too much space.  And that's part of the Stage Stop Inn, correct?
. Yes, this would be the Inn. I'm sure that they understand our needs since they are teh venue for the Cotton capers retreats. I'll ask about meeting rooms when I speak to her again.

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chocake2 replied on Wed, Oct 30 2013 3:55 PM

Jacy:
Do we have to have a minimum number of rooms booked to get those prices?
No. That's just what she quoted me when I told her what we were discussing. She did not indicate there was a minimum. 

Montana's BedTax is 7%. We do not have a sales tax here (Yet.).

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Jacy replied on Wed, Oct 30 2013 3:56 PM

chocake2:
I'll ask about meeting rooms when I speak to her again.

We don't want to small of a room. It's amazing how much space we all take by the time we have all our sewing stuff set up, including cutting and ironing stations.

 

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Vivian replied on Wed, Oct 30 2013 9:56 PM

FYI. Husband bought, paid for, semi trained. Decided he was salvageable   Still working on retraining.  Sigh. 

Re:Montana. Just got invited to a wedding in sept so the date doesn't work for me. Take pictures. Lots and lots do pictures. 

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Jacy replied on Wed, Oct 30 2013 10:07 PM

Vivian :
FYI. Husband bought, paid for, semi trained. Decided he was salvageable

I thought he may have come to his senses and realized what a jewel(you) he threw away.

And I'm not sure that husbands are ever fully trained, semi trained may be as good as it gets. At least after 28 yrs that all I've accomplished, maybe after 50?

 

Vivian :
Re:Montana. Just got invited to a wedding in sept so the date doesn't work for me.

Boo-hoo

 

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Vivian replied on Wed, Oct 30 2013 10:32 PM

Jacy please. Give me hope. I have been married for 38 years but still don't have him trained. Of course, he would say the same about me! 

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Nana replied on Thu, Oct 31 2013 1:40 AM

I am not holding my breathe on having a trained husband by 50 since we will have been married 40 in just a couple of weeks.

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Agnes replied on Thu, Oct 31 2013 6:55 AM

Whether hubby was semi-trained, fully trained or only partially after 44 years--wish he were still here.

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Marie replied on Thu, Oct 31 2013 9:42 AM

Ditto that Agnes!  50 years for us.

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gini replied on Thu, Oct 31 2013 1:11 PM

sam is listening to all this.  we've been married 44 years and he doesn't think husband training is part of the contract.   i, however, and sam, lived with my parents for a year when we were first married and my mom, realizing how badly she had gone wrong with dad's training, gave me a little help.   he is Mr. Flexibility these days.

    i remember mom scurrying around when sam would have a bit too much to drink in his younger days,   she would take the keys to every vehicle on the farm, tractors, lawn mowers, trail bikes, etc., as well as all the cars and trucks.  she would hide them until sam came to her sober and asked for them back.   "donna, can i please have my keys back"?   good for a giggle, mad as i would get at him. 

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MNnancy replied on Thu, Oct 31 2013 3:20 PM

I love all your Sam stories, Gini!  

Hi, Sam!  You turned out to be one of the keepers!  Good job!


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