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Quilter's Hideout

Spring Retreat - April 6-9, 2017
Fall Retreat - October 19-22, 2017


Join the notorious Stitchin' Heaven gang, "The Quilt Rufflers."

Wanted Poster

They'll be there to keep the peace and insure law and order. So, bring your unfinished business and hang 'm high before you leave.  Don't run ... STAMPEDE outta Dodge! Space is limited!

Brookhaven Retreat Center is located in the beautiful piney woods of east Texas, just 50 miles north of Tyler, 100 miles east of Dallas, and 100 miles west of Shreveport. A rustic, but comfortable setting where you will be able to enjoy the quiet, serenity of quilting in the country.

Stay in lovely and spacious motel rooms, each uniquely decorated in Texas Casual Elegance. All rooms are nice and clean, and are double-occupancy. No one will have to share a bed or sleep on a top bunk. Your accomodations will either be hotel style with a private bath, or dorm style where the hall bathroom is shared. These rooms are assigned according to sewing rooms and are first come, first serve. Brookhaven Retreat Center has two sewing centers that each have large wrap-around porches overlooking a beautiful lake for you to sit back and enjoy the view. Our sewing rooms are large enough so everyone will have ample sewing space and no one will need to share a sewing table! They have recently undergone renovations and now have newly redone bathrooms, carpeting in the large classroom and some other really nice updates throughout the lodge.

Sleeping accomodationsThere is a coffee shop/internet cafe where you can purchase specialty coffees (cappuccino, latte, espresso) and enjoy a hot cup of java while you surf the internet.

Take a photo tour of Brookhaven Retreat Center.

NOTE: The campground is not handicap accessible.

The Brookhaven Restaurant will meet all of our dining needs with full, buffet-style Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners . Drinks (iced-tea, coffee & water) and gratuities are included in rate.

There are two large sewing rooms and your sewing room will be open for as many hours as you would like to sew.
Hideout DiningMake sure you bring plenty of projects to keep you busy! If you are coming with a group, be sure to indicate all of the names on the registration form so that you can be in the same sewing room.

Be ready to enjoy demonstrations of new, fun, and interesting quilting products.We will plan something fun - materials are included in the package, so just have your machine, and be ready to 'takeaway' some fun.

The goal of this Quilter's Hideout is to provide you with a place where you can sew all you want,while you enjoy some rest and relaxation with friends. Bring your projects from home or stop by the store on your way to the retreat and pick up a new project. It is completely up to you how you spend your time at the retreat.

As always we will have “extras” for you to do and ways for us to add in another touch of fun. Included in each retreat will be:

  • Death By Chocolate Night
  • Product demonstrations and mini-lectures
  • Show ‘n Tell night
  • A Free Takeaway Gift
Hideout View


Enjoy this view and many others while sewing and relaxing.


For those of you who enjoy walking, the retreat center has trails that you can walk through and enjoy the scenery. You can view the spectacular private lake, maybe even catch a glimpse of the wild life, breathe in the freshest air and enjoy the spectacular blue skies and wildlife of Texas while you stitch! Spring is a beautiful time in east Texas and if we are in luck some of the dogwood trees and azaleas will still be in bloom! Our many variety of birds will be busy making nests and our flowers will be budding out. Fall is no less wonderful when all the trees turn, becoming a patchwork of gorgeous color.

Transporting your machine by car or by air has never been easier with today's machine carrying bags. Sewing on your own machine is preferred, but if you do need to borrow a sewing machine, we have a limited number on hand. Each participant at this retreat will have their own table in the open sewing area. No sharing required! (unless you want to share your chocolate!)

The closest airport is Tyler (Pounds Field) although we are only about 100 miles east of DFW. The flight to Tyler from DFW will add some expense to your trip. Some auto rentals are very inexpensive these days especially if there are multiple people sharing the expense. Let us know if you choose to fly into Tyler and need someone to pick you up there.

Brookhaven's address is 748 County Rd 3909, Hawkins, TX.

Hideout Sewing

One thing we can say about Texas, is if you don't like the weather, just wait five minutes because it will change. We recommend casual clothes, comfy shoes, and a light sweater and jacket since sometimes evenings and air conditioning call for a little extra covering. It's a good idea, also to bring along an umbrella and flashlight just in case.

Spring is generally mid-70s during the day, and mid-60s for the nights. At times it is quite warm. In 2007, however it snowed on Easter Sunday!

Early Fall is usually pretty warm around here, with temperatures mid-70s, and sometimes up into the 90s. But, don't underestimate the power of an air conditioner!


Required Loot: $295 Per Person

  • All vittles fo the entire roundup
  • A dry place to lay yer head (double occupancy)
  • Good room for finishin' business (everyone gets a table!)
  • A sure nuff good time consortin' with fellow outlaws and new compadres.
Hideout View


***Spring 2017 Retreat - April 6-9, 2017***

Click here to register for Spring 2017

Final date for registration is February 1, 2017
Balance is due by March 1, 2017
Registration Deadline: February 1, 2017

$100 deposit is required at time of registration.


***Fall 2017 Retreat - October 19-22, 2017***

Click here to register for Fall 2017

Final date for registration is August 1, 2017
Balance is due by September 1, 2017
Registration Deadline: August 1, 2017

Check-In Time: Thursday, 10:00 am
Check-Out Time: Sunday, 1:00 pm
(Lunch will be served both of these days.)
NOTE: The campground is not handicap accessible.

$100 deposit is required at time of registration.


No refunds after the Registration Deadline unless a substitute can be found to take your place. No refunds will be provided after the Balance due date.

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