Q. What time is check-in and check-out?
A. Currently our check-in time is 5 pm on Friday night for our weekends, with check-out by noon on Sunday. Other arrangements may be made if we are contacted ahead of time.
Q. Do I have to be a quilter or a scrapbooker?
A. No, you can be a crafter of any kind. Although we have designed the workroom with quilters and scrapbookers in mind, it can be used by other crafters, as well as women's bible study groups and other non-crafting women! We will do our best to make you all welcome and comfortable while staying with us!
Q. How is your workroom designed?
A. Our workroom is located in the basement of the house, and can be arranged in any number of ways! Each guest will have their own 2.5' x 4' table and comfortable secretarial chair. There is ample overhead lighting, lamp for each table, and a food and beverage counter at one end of the workroom. We provide 2 irons, ironing table, cutting table and design board.
Q. What is the "Our Corner Store"?
A. "Our Corner Store" is exclusively for our guests and not open to the public. Located across from the playroom on the basement level. We have various small gift items and some of the basic supplies such as:
pins, needles, basic thread colors, rotary blades, scissors, fat quarters and batting, adhesives, stickers, colored cardstock, specialty papers and ribbons, plus scrapbook page kits, pens.
Q. How many bedrooms do you have?
A. We have three bedrooms on the second floor, one with a full-size bed and a twin bed, one with two twin beds, and one room that has 4 twin beds! Each bed is complete with sheets, fleece blanket, handmade quilt and soft pillows. Extra quilts are available if needed.
Q. Do I need to bring my own bath supplies, like towel, hair dryer, shampoos, etc.?
A. We will supply soft plush bath towels for each guest, along with a hair dryer in each of the two full bathrooms. There is a full bathroom on the main floor, with a standing shower. The bathroom on the second floor has a shower/tub combination. We also have bath soaps, scented shampoos and conditioners available in each.
Q. What is your policy on smoking and pets?
A. We respectfully request no pets or smoking in or on the property.
Q. If I bring my own laptop, is there Internet access at Sew Many Memories?
A. Yes, there is wireless internet available.
Q. How can my family contact me, during my stay?
A. You can always be reached at the following number while staying at Sew Many Memories at: 1-563-252-2389.
Q. How do I find Sew Many Memories - what are the directions to get there?
A. Guttenberg is on Highway 52 in Northeast Iowa, on the Mississippi River at Lock and Dam Number 10. Once in Guttenberg, follow highway 52 to Herder Street, and turn East towards the river. Go 3 blocks, turn left onto First Street and we are the first house on the corner!
Q. Do you have any rules regarding children coming with me?
A. Out of respect for the homeowners and other guests, we require that all children be 12 years of age or older. Plus, please note that we do NOT have a special children's rate.
***We also have a 42" HD flat screen tv with vhs/dvd player and access to Netflix in the playroom.