Tuesday, March 5, 2013

My 2013 Quilting Retreat

Sadly, I've finished a wonderfully restful time with seven of my quilting buddies.

What makes a great quilt retreat? Food, of course is important. We've eaten very well as you might imagine. Breakfast was on our own, since we all have different appetites in the morning. Lunch was often eaten out as there are many good restaurants in the area. But dinner was always a wonderful treat especially when it isn't your turn to cook. We've enjoyed Bouef Bourginon, sumptuous desserts and salads, special little afternoon snacks and an occasional bottle of wine.

Location is important too, we have been fortunate over the years to stay in lovely accommodations. This year we found a place on www.vrbo.com that suits us perfectly. A lovely view, walking trails nearby and great sewing space.

Being quilters we all want to work on our projects during out time away. Some of us are starting something new, some are working on UFOs, and some are quietly knitting or reading. At this retreat its about the journey, not the destination. We often look back at previous years and see many happy memories stitched into our quilts.

Each evening we'd gather together to watch a couple of "chick flicks" and on our last night we had a sing a long with Cathy Miller, our famous "Singing Quilter" and Carol as her accompanist.
Sadly all good things must come to an end, but we're thinking about our plans for next year!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ah, Susan - what a lovely week we had! You were particularly productive with all your projects. I love the picture with all of us around the food!