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The Creation Station
Fabric & Quilt Shop

(805) 693-0174
Tue - Sat 10-5pm Sunday 10-4pm
Closed Mondays


Frequently Asked Questions



Q: What is a Brown Bag Retreat?
A: It's a very friendly and fun gathering of quilters/sewers sharing a weekend together! We call it "Brown Bag" because each retreater brings her/his own project o work on and everyone brings something to share at the Friday night potluck. There are no classes, no schedules to adhere to, no workshop to follow -- just you, your sewing machine, your project and everyone else! Your weekend will be filled with good food, good fun, and good friends - we like to tell people you'll have nothing to do except "graze and sew." (Meaning enjoy the yummy snacks and food then get back to sewing!)

Q: Where are the Brown Bag Retreats?
A: We hold them right here at The Creation Station -- not inside the shop. We have a very special, 2,400 square foot room in the same building. That means that te shop is only a few steps away if you need supplies.

Q: How much does it cost?
A: Brown Bag Retreats are $100 per person for a three-day retreat. Wednesday and Thursday can be added on for $50 per day. Lodging is not included.

Q: How do I register?
A: Chose the dates you would like from our calendar of events. Choosing a Brown Bag Retreat on the calendar will bring you to the sign up and registration pages. If you'd like to stop into the shop, we would be happy to take your registration in person, or by phone.

Q: What if the retreat I want is sold out?
A: Call the shop at (805) 693-0174 to let us know that you are interested in a retreat date that is sold out. We will place you on a waiting list. There is no cost to be on a waiting list. IF someone cancels, we call the persons listed on our waiting list for that date to, hopefully, find a replacement. There is NO obligation to you to be on the waiting list. If you are called and you accept, you will then need to pay for the Brown Bag Retreat seat.

Q: Where should I stay?
A: You can stay anywhere you like. There are no lodging requirements and Local Buelton lodging options are listed on our lodging page. Click here to take a look!

Q: I need more information!
A: Great! Just call us at our shop (805) 693-0174!

Q: Can I schedule a special date for my guild or group?
A: Yes, if our calendar allows it and if the number of persons attending meets our minimum requirement. Full details are on our Private Retreats page.