2022 GRASG Retreat - Bluegate Inn, Shipshewana, IN

Dates: October 14-16, 2022

Location: Blue Gate Garden Inn in Shipshewana, Indiana 

To reserve your spot contact:

Barb Marconicell 616.550.0575;

email: barbjoemarconi@gmail.com or   

Nancy Bendercell 269.908.0490;

email: nkbender9401@gmail.com



Weekend includes:  



  • Hotel room for two nights
  • Friday evening meal
  • Saturday breakfast and evening meal
  • Sunday breakfast 

Single Occupancy:  $375

Double Occupancy:  $245

Triple Occupancy:  $215

Non member cost would be an additional $50 (cost of membership, so why not join?)

Make checks payable to: GRASG with “Fall Retreat '' in memo line on check. 

Money Due:   September 6, 2022 

Mail checks to:

     Nancy Bender

     9401 W. Garbow Rd.

     Middleville, MI 49333



Community Service: Santa Claus Girls

At the March 2021 meeting, Pam Smith proposed that GRASG participate in the Hats and Mittens project for the revised Santa Claus Girls/Toys for Tots program for 2021. We are all asked to lighten our stash of fleece and make some mittens and hats for older children ages 7-14 years old. (Many people donate cute little things for toddlers.)

 Our goal is to donate almost 100 pair of mittens.  


to see patterns we started out with, see the links below.


Anne Loveless

Looking ahead: We are hoping to have ArtPrize winner Ann Loveless present a trunk show at an upcoming 2022 meeting and hold in-person workshops the following day. As of yet, no specific date has been firmed up. Stay tuned' we'd love to have you join us.