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Thread: My First Quilting Retreat !! The Dillard House, Dillard, GA

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    Super Member quiltsillysandi's Avatar
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    I leave in the morning for my very first quilting retreat in Dillard, Georgia....The retreat is being held at The Dillard House and is sponsored by Deb's Cats N' Quilts, Franklin, TN....We get to stay at the Dillard House Bed N Breakfast, eat the wonderful home cooking of the Dillard House, we'll sew in the convention center, plus, Deb's has some really fun stuff planned out....I am soooooo excited...We're leaving at 730 in the morning, and it's about a 7 hour drive from where I live (Gainesville, Fl area)....I think I've packed every quilting item I own in hopes I haven't forgotten anything, but I figure if I have, gives me an excuse to go shopping at Deb's..... :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

    Anyone else might be heading that way???

    San

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    Wow, sounds like fun, never been to a retreat, be sure to take lots of pictures to share with all of us and have fun!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    Wow, sounds like fun, never been to a retreat, be sure to take lots of pictures to share with all of us and have fun!!!!
    Camera's packed too!! :) Plan on taking lots of pics to share...!

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    Not going but want you ot have a wonderful time.
    Post pics when you return.

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    Fun, Fun, anxious to see pictures!

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    Can you stop by and get me? Sounds like fun. The only retreat I've ever done was in Hiawasii, GA with Lynette Jensen. It was a lot of fun. She told funny stories on herself. Signed our quilts and books.

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    A quilt retreat sounds like sew much fun!! One day....

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    Sounds like lots of fun!! I've never been to a retreat, either. Every time I look at the cost, I think to myself, I could be spending this money on fabric!! I'd get a lot more done if I went to a retreat - I just can't seem to stay at the sewing machine if I sew at home...there's always too much else to get done. Have loads of fun!!!

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    Have the best time.

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    Have a wonderful time! I've heard the Dillard House is really nice.

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    Don't forget the chocolate!

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    Someday I hope to go to a retreat. Please tell us all about your experience upon your return and please post pictures.
    Be safe and enjoy.

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    My friend and I have our own retreats at her sisters cabin...we always have a great time.

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    This sounds like a wonderful retreat! How long is it?

    Our LQS sponsors one twice a year; it's coming up the first weekend in October and I can't wait!

    Have a great time!

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    I'm excited for you. How did you learn of this retreat ? I live in Carrollton, Ga and think Dillard Ga would only be a couple of hours away at the most......look forward to hearing about your retreat, what you learn and how much fun you will most definitely have !!!!
    Sandy

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    I wanna go.

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    Honeybee Quilters have had a retreat the first weekend of Feb in Jacksonville, FL every year for the past 21 yrs. It is from Thu-Sun and they have local teachers and national teachers. Eleanor Burns has been there twice. It costs $225 that covers most meals, tote bag, ice cream social, bingo, strip poker (2 1/2 strips) and one 3 hr class. There are many other additional classes to choose from. The hotel offers special rates.
    http://honeybeequilters.org/

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    How'd you find out about this? that's on I would have gone to. If you need directions, let me know. My kids lived in N GA and we found the quickest ways.

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    Don't forget to give us an update when you return home. I'm very excited for you and know you will have a wonderful time at the Dillard House (yummy chicken & dumplins). I too would like to know how you found this retreat. Enjoy!

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    That sounds like so much fun! Twice this summer my 2 best friends and I took a long 'sewing/quilting/knitting/books' weekend. We're addicted.

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    Going on Fri. to my first retreat. Looking forward to going. Hope I get a lot done on my dresden as I am hand appliquing it.

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    Retreats are the best!! been on a couple now.. you don't realize how much you can get done when you have uninterupted sewing time!! and to have your meals cooked for you & no dishes to do..yoohoooooo..... Hope that you enjoy yourself, and be safe on your travels!!!.... Can't wait to see pictures & here about how wonderful it was....

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    Have a wonderful adventure!

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    I've never been on a retreat either. Sure would like to go to one in this area.

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    sounds like you are in for some fun sewing days, enjoy

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