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    Quote Originally Posted by texas granny
    Debbie there is a retreat coming up at the on sunday the 16 of may its an Emboridery retreat but I know its not full you could still come and quilt if you don't do Emb.
    Hey T Granny, where is it at?

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    Compas Centre in Mt Calm East of Waco great place

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    Could you please share the information with me? Our Guild just had a retreat this past wek-end and we are always looking for new ideas. Thanks

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    the compass centre web site The Compass Centre.com

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    Is anyone around Georgia if so which one did you attend

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    I tried to find one near me but, I was not sucessful. I want to do a retreat badly. I got the idea from the Elm Creek Quilter books and I thought I would see if there actually is Quilter camps or retreats. To my surprise there were! I want to go to one but I want to find one close for my first one. I live in New Jersey so I am still looking. Do you have any recommendations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    I'm going to one about 25 miles away in June. It's just an overnighter but Carol Doak is going to be there. Threads and Beds (part of the LQS, Threads of Time) has open retreats once a month, we just have to register ahead of time and let them know when we'll be there. We can stay overnight, several nights or just go for the day. The also have other "specific group" retreats that are closed to the public. It's great though to have the fabric store just on the other side of the door. If you run out of thread or need a fabric it's right there.
    I love Carol Doak! I also love paper piecing. Can you tell me the details of this retreat please?

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    Suzanne, why not organize your own. Find a facility, estimate costs, talk to quilting friends, make reservations. You can do it. It is just like planning a party that lasts several days. Some of the place that I have been we provide our own meals. Usually assign a few people per meal time. They do cooking and clean up. Really is easy. Usually meals are very simple: sandwiches, cereal, bisquits and sausage, baked potatoes, tacos, hot dogs. Sometimes we plan to "go into town" for dinner one night.

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    texas granny.Thank you for letting me know but I would rather it be quilting, the whole fun of watching and learning from other quilters. I am in the process of getting on the Melissa's list to get notified of vacancies in quilting. Maybe we will run into each other soon. I love that centre.

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    Debbie I said you could quilt it would give you a chance to meet other ladies that hose there own quilt retreats at the centre.
    I have had friend come that don't emb but quilt. I might do some quilting myself after I do some emb. I do hope we can meet some time and i eill Tell Melissa that we have spoken on line. Bobbie

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    All of the ladies that will be there will still want to help you with your quilting. Maybe more then ou would want. LOL

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    I went to a Quilt and Fiber Art Extravaganza last weekend, Friday through Sunday. They had at least 20 classes you could sign up for as well as about 60 vendors. There were over 600 quilts displayed. My classes ran from 10 am - 9 pm. Mary Ann Fons was the guest speaker Saturday morning. I shared a room with a friend I met through our LQS, although she lives over an hour away from me. It was a wonderful weekend and we all learned a lot! They will have the second annual one next year in Hickory, NC again. Check out the link to this years event: www.quiltandfiberart.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon321
    Suzanne, why not organize your own. Find a facility, estimate costs, talk to quilting friends, make reservations. You can do it. It is just like planning a party that lasts several days. Some of the place that I have been we provide our own meals. Usually assign a few people per meal time. They do cooking and clean up. Really is easy. Usually meals are very simple: sandwiches, cereal, bisquits and sausage, baked potatoes, tacos, hot dogs. Sometimes we plan to "go into town" for dinner one night.
    This is a great way to hold a retreat. My group rents the fellowship hall of a local church for a Friday & Saturday retreat. It is large and has plenty of tables for everyone and really good lighting. We are there from 9am to 9pm, and then go home to sleep in our own beds. The hall has a full kitchen, so we ask everyone to bring food to share. There is usually so much to eat that we could feed an army. Our only cost is the fee for the building, so each person pays a nominal amount

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    I went to a church retreat, I brought hand sewing project with me. but that was my very first retreat and we had so much fun. there was games, food, they had a zip line and a giant sewing I could not do, but I sewed during that time. and it was the most fun I have had in a very long time. just the constant laughter was wonderful. the church paid my way. we left thursday and got back sauterday. I have never been to a sewing retreat, and probaley wont ever be able to afford to go to one. but I sure do look forwared to the next church one. God bless. Penny

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    Does the left/right game pertain to quilting stories? I have a few Christmas stories and some everyday ones. I would love to have a quilt story to read at our retreat. My group really liked the Christmas ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon321
    Quote Originally Posted by Debra Mc
    Quote Originally Posted by debbieumphress
    I go to a retreat at Mt Calm ,Tx called Compass pointe. You can google it. We stay thur-sun and they have a store right there in the main area. So tempting. They fix us all meals and leave us snacks for all thru the day, flavored coffees. Wish there were more retreats closer. I would. This one is at the end of august. I also signed up for one in Quinlan Texas next to Stichin Heaven quilt shop. It's in April. I am going to look up more too. LOL
    Do you mean Quitman, TX. Thats where Stitchin Heaven is.
    Debbie, there are lots of retreat centers in the North and East Texas area. PM me if you want more info. I will go any time. Almost all guilds have retreats in this area. Also if you will give Melissa (Compass Centre owner) your e-mail she will contact you when groups need more attendees.
    Hi there. I am checking with Melissa soon abuot one there. I have been there the last three years with my Guild. I love it. Thanks for suggesting it to me. Melissa makes it a great place. ALso checking with Stitchin Heaven. They have the high$$ one but also have Bunkhouse retreats that sleep up to 16 and very affordable.

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    Hi Debbie
    I set to go to Mellisa in may for an embroidery retreat. There is also a new retreat center in LaGrange that open the end of the month. Its called Retreats by Margie.
    Her site is www.rr-retreats.com Margie is a great cook. and quilter.

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