Have you ever gone away for a weekend with your quilting buddies?
Our group is meeting for a three to four day getaway, depending upon personal schedules. We will rent condos and meet in a central recreation hall to sew, share our noon and evening meals, have fun, fun, fun.
This year we have 22 women attending the quilting retreat. Most our members of the guild, but we are opening this up to other friends, as well.
Our guild members help one another and have created a wonderful circle of friendship. I had been in other guilds, but felt like the outsider looking in.
We are having a hat contest. For those who wish to participate, you are to decorate a hat and bring it to the center lodge in a brown paper sack for impartial judging. We are also exchanging a gift with one other member...ten dollar limit with a sort of secret sister type theme.
Last year we had a fashion show of sorts --- just goofy things -- and paraded around the center lodge and over to the condos. Now, this was in broad daylight and none of us had been drinking liquor. We were high on being with one another and just relaxing.
Of course,if you want a break from sewing you may leave the center lodge and go shopping in town, take a nap, read a book, etc. We have
chosen to work on our own projects this year, rather than the pressure and expense of a group of quilters making a special design individually.
I would be interested in your experiences and suggestions.
Thank you for your interest.