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    Wow, Pam (pamsmpk) your retreat sounds great. And what a great idea to have a masseuse. Frequently I get a massage after a six hour sewing class. It really helps relax everything.

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    Retreat's are a blast! I started attending many years ago and am now a retreat teacher. There are a lot of options and it's pretty much up to the organizer how it goes. Every quilter deserves to go to at least one every year!

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    I've been wanting to go to this retreat. I'm in SE Michigan and know how beautiful that area is, especially in summer. Sounds like lots of fun...

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    I totally agree! I would be willing to travel to meet some of you wonderful quilters! I enjoy getting together with my friends here for classes or retreats, but it would be a blast to actually meet some of you!
    I have been to retreats that are 4 days of classes and I have been to a couple that you just bring your own projects and sew. Both kinds have their merits. I think it all depends on your budget at the time.

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    Yes, Marlys, a retreat sounds great. The challenge would be individuals' budgets and a central location. Wouldn't a fabric exchange of some sort be fun too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Windy Canyon
    Yes, Marlys, a retreat sounds great. The challenge would be individuals' budgets and a central location. Wouldn't a fabric exchange of some sort be fun too?
    I found a centrally located place that would accomodate a pretty good size group and would probably be around $90 a night including meals.

    If you're really interested post in the "retreat interest?" thread.

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    Craftybear, I think there are 2 retreats also held in this area besides the one in Lafayette. One is usually held in the spring and the other in the fall. Nancy J's usually has information on it because Nancy sometimes sponsors one or both. Heaven on Earth has information, I think, on some others. I would like to go but I get hesitant and don't get my stuff together enough to know when to sign up. I chicken out usually because I'm really stupid.:) Once I get to know people, I'm pretty good, but for some reason I panic at the thought of going somewhere by myself. I'm not shy when I get some where, it's just getting there. Haven't figured that one out yet except for the accident I had and my reaction to everything since it. Oh well I'm still loving the quilting and now swapping messages about it. LOL Bethy

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    hubby and I are renovating a down town bldg in West Union, IA (NE) into a longarm quilting studio and retreat center---will COMFORTABLY seat 24 for quilting and sleep 16 twin/2 queen in 5 seperate sleeping rooms- 3 bathrooms- all upstairs. The sewing area is one the main level and has a complete kitchen w/seperate dining area to bring food in or restaraunts w/in walking distance. EXCELLENT lighting, ironing boards and cutting tables. Did I miss anything- let me know. I plan to open April 2010- can't wait to decorate the place- so far I'm admiring how nice the plumbing pipes are and the studs for the walls! Happy quilting.

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    Oh, my gosh. I love retreats and bet over the years I've gone to about 30 of them from Vermont to Florida. They are so much fun....some had definate projects by the teachers, but you could do your own thing but it was wonderful meeting up with some old friends and meeting the new. Wish I could go to one now but circumstances stop that along with distance. Everyone should go to at least one....you get hooked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeyoz
    I live in Oregon and every year, at the end of January, our LQS has a retreat up the McKenzie River at the National Basketball Camp. It starts Thursday at 4:00 pm and we have to checkout Sunday at 11:00 am.

    They have dorm type cabins we sleep in and the big eating hall is where we set up our machines on the perimeter of the room. We have eating tables in the middle and that way we don't have to move anything. The food is cafeteria style and it is always good. We don't have to do anything but sew eat and sleep. Of course sleeping is optional. Lots of fun.

    LQS is Something to Crow About in Springfield, Oregon if anyone is interested.
    http://somethingtocrowabout.com/
    Joey and I go together with a couple of other friends.

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    I am interested in a central retreat

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    Is northeast Iowa central? Approx 90 miles NE of Cedar Rapids/ Iowa City.

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    I am in the Center of Missouri so Iowa sounds good to me.

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    How about a few central/specific retreats? Midwest is just too far for me (all the way in Washington), but I'd be willing to do one in Oregon or even California, maybe. I we did a few, at various times, that we were all invited to (of course), but spread them out all over the country, wouldn't that be easier? Then anyone can attend, but it'll be closer for some, and we'll all have more chances to meet!

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    Great idea, Ladygen. :thumbup:

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    Haven't been on a retreat recently but I do meet up with quilting pals in Lancaster, PA every year for the show, shopping, show and tell, group dinner and just plain hanging out with each other. This year the show is earlier, end of March, so I hope it doesn't snow.

    Did attend one of Alex Anderson's retreats in CA, had a great time meeting quilters that I had 'met' on her message board and a whole bunch of new quilters. Alex was just as you see her in her shows, no pressure to 'buy' stuff, and lots of fun to be with.

    I've mentioned a retreat at my guild meetings but so far there hasn't been any interest in having one. I do prefer one where you do your own thing and share ideas, etc. with the other quilters, and, of course, eat and have fun. May in Jersey

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    I'm teaching at 3 quilt retreats in Lake Tahoe, CA this year if anyone is interested. Two retreats will be making "Mosaic Magic." The other one will be "Here, There and Everywhere."

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    I will post my phone # and email address as soon as I have one for Moonlight Stitching Studio/Sisters Retreat. West Union, IA 52175 Can't wait-this weekend is GO weekend- contractor and hubby are placing the sub floor for the bathrooms, framing the walls, replacing some windows and then Monday the new store front/facade will go in!!!! There are tin ceilings on the main floor and transome windows and cool linoleum on upper level in sleeping rooms- as well as some not so cool things- 1 renter had a fetish for tape--mostly masking tape but some duct tape and scotch tape as well- placed @ every crack/crevice--my sore fingers- even worse than doing a crash binding on a queen plus quilt! Labors of love. I'll keep you posted. My email is [email protected] if you'd like. Happy quilting. Deb

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    There's a Quilts and More Weekend held at French Lick Resort (located in Southern Indiana) on Feb. 26 -28. Karen Stone will be there throughout the weekend. There will also be workshops, a quilt/fabric art exhibit, and a dinner featuring a wearable art fashion show. You can visit www.frenchlick.com to book an all-inclusive package. Feel free to contact me as well...I'd be happy to answer questions about it.

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    how about all of us Canadians? I would love to see a retreat for us in a central location as well. I would travel up to 4 or 5 hours either here in Canada or across the boarder. Any other Canadians out there willing to do the same?

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    Depending on where in Canada, I'd be willing to travel across the border - it would just have to be BC (sometimes I really wish I lived more centrally... but then we wouldn't have the beautiful waters that we have!).

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    There's a retreat in East Windsor, Connecticut March 26-28. In order to go, you need to join the Greater Hartford Quilt Guild (ghqg.org); dues are just $12.00. The retreat fee is $159 double occupancy, $244 for single in a newly renovated hotel. Included are 2 breakfasts, Saturday night Quilter's Buffet, a fitness center and a common sewing room. To keep the costs down, you're on your own for dinner Friday night. This hotel is handicap accessible.

    The theme for this year's retreat: s "Material High School Class Reunion". Saturday night's dinner is the "prom", so find your most "unusual" garments to wear. There is a really nice stair case to have a group picture taken for the "prom". This should be a lot of fun!

    The hotel is right off I-91 in the northern part of Connecticut. LovingIzabella and I are going together and we would love some company from here! :)

    Does anyone want to join us??? All the information is at www.ghqg.org

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    Our small quilting group THE 7 SISTERS in Pa. have a retreat at North Mountain Retreat Center in Pa. twice a year. We do love retreats. One member has a time share and we sometimes take a week and go to the Quilt Show in Williams burg Va. we spend the week sewing and go to the show. Fun was had by all.

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    I sponsor a Quilt Retreat Getaway Weekend once a year in Belmont, Wisconsin. Belmont is about 45 minutes south of Madison, WI on Hwy 151.

    The date for my 2010 Quilt Retreat Getaway Weekend is November 12, 13 and 14, 2010. It is at the Baymont Inn and Suites Convention Center.

    Check out the details on my website at

    http://www.quiltsbybarb.com/2010quiltretreat.htm

    We would love to have you join us!

    Barb :-)

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    Wow, I guess we need to figure out different states so we can attend to them that are closer for each other.

    Karen

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