Craft Retreats

Craft Retreats – (Quilting, Knitting, Scrapbooking, etc.)
Die Heimat Country Inn & Next Door Event Center
4434 V Street, Homestead, IA –

Special Winter Rates – December, January, February and March retreats


$129*/person for Two Nights, Three Days, Three meals and Welcome Refreshments

*Double Occupancy plus tax (For single occupancy add $35/night)

Minimum group – 10

Maximum – 25

Quilting Retreat

We welcome you to a time away that is all about you and quilting or whatever craft you want to enjoy. Next Door will be set up and ready for you. Sleep comfortably in one of our charming rooms and enjoy delicious breakfasts and lunch served in our dining room. We can also provide information on local attractions, restaurants, shopping, and arrange historic tours, massage and other activities for your time in the Amana Colonies if you prefer a diversion from crafting. There are two premier quilt shops in the colonies: Heritage Designs and Fernhill

From former retreat participants:

“I liked everything. It was a wonderful weekend; relaxing and close to the (Amana) quilt shops – the B&B was awesome and has a complete facility here for events like this.”

“I just loved all of it! One of the best things I’ve ever done!”

“The food was great and Marc and June were so accommodating. Loved the overall convenience. I would come back again in a heartbeat.”

Quilting Retreat

Sample 3 day/2 night Retreat Schedule

Day 1

2:00-4:00 pm – Check-in, settle into your room, get craft table set up, meet and greet

5:00 – Welcome and refreshments Next Door, information on local restaurants, shops and weekend events

Day 2

8:00-9:00 Breakfast – Full hot breakfast includes specialty hot dish, fresh fruit, oatmeal, pastries, juice, coffee/tea.

12:30 Lunch provided

Day 3

8:00-9:00 Breakfast –

11:00 Guest room check-out, followed by afternoon crafting

12:30 Lunch – on your own

3:00 Departure

(4 day/3 night retreats include 3 breakfasts and 2 lunches)

Next Door craft room will be available from the moment you check-in until the moment of your departure. Next Door has a full kitchen dedicated to your use throughout the retreat. Complimentary coffee and tea available.

Crafters are provided with a 6’ table, chair, electric, ironing and cutting stations and all regular inn amenities.

Crafting retreat packages include a special 3 pm late departure time – you must be out of your room by 11:00 for housekeeping, but the Next Door work space is yours to enjoy until 3:00 pm



If your group would like a quilting demonstration or special shopping hours at the Amana quilt shops, Heritage Designs and Fernhill, we can arrange that for you. We are also happy to arrange for chair massage on site and for Lemon Grass Spa (facials, pedicures, manicures) to spend some time with us for an additional cost. Call June at 319-626-3937 to arrange details.