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Thread: sleep at home retreat!

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    Super Member Scissor Queen's Avatar
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    This is a new one for me. All the retreats I've been to I had to drive somewhere. This one is just across town at the local college so everybody gets to sleep at home. It keeps the cost way down too! At the meeting Tuesday I think they said there are 35 signed up for this retreat so it should be lots of fun.

    I have 176 square in a square blocks ready to put together. We'll see how many I can get done in two days!

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    This sounds like a wonderful idea. I'm going to mention it to my guild. Thanks.

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    I am having my own retreat. I like sleeping in my own bed and since I have a nice sewing room, my friends want to come over to sew. I have several guest rooms available, they will sew and spent the nite. Yep, nothing like sleeping in your own bed. I like the idea of keeping the cost down.

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    Sounds like a good idea!

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    I have done this with a couple of friends. We had great fun, got alot done, and DH was the cook :)

    Quote Originally Posted by deedum
    I am having my own retreat. I like sleeping in my own bed and since I have a nice sewing room, my friends want to come over to sew. I have several guest rooms available, they will sew and spent the nite. Yep, nothing like sleeping in your own bed. I like the idea of keeping the cost down.

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    Just talked to my sister last week about joining her and our older sister at one of these. They have been going to this specific retreat for years. It is in April and I am already planning on what project to bring.

    Have fun and let us know how it all went.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedum
    I am having my own retreat. I like sleeping in my own bed and since I have a nice sewing room, my friends want to come over to sew. I have several guest rooms available, they will sew and spent the nite. Yep, nothing like sleeping in your own bed. I like the idea of keeping the cost down.
    A few months ago when our plans to join some of my quilting friends at a retreat in Lancaster PA fell through my sister and I had a At Home retreat at my house for the weekend. We got a lot of quilting done and had a great time. DH didn't cook for us but we ordered pizza on Friday night. On Saturday we sewed again and in the afternoon took a trip to Lancaster to shop and stopped to say Hello to the gals and guy retreating there. It was my sister's first trip to the area so we had have a tradtiional Amish meal before heading home.

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    Sounds like fun

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    My LQS does these kinds of retreats - they work really well and are far more affordable than the go away variety. In fact, they are the only ones I CAN afford! Enjoy and good luck on your project!

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    My LQS offers that option at their Spring and Fall retreats. I think you lose some of the camraderie of spending time with fellow quilters, but it does make it more affordable and the dogs don't need to be boarded, so that's a plus.

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    That would be wonderful!!!!! Do you get to leave everything @ the college and they lock it up for you????
    That would be awesome to be able to do that instead of packing and unpacking

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    My guild rents 5 days twice a year at a summer camp in the fall right after the camp closes and spring right before the camp opens. We provide our own food. We have the big activity room for sewing and a separate kitchen area. Each cabin has four bunk beds and there are enough cabins that no one has to sleep in the top bunk. Some members come for a day, some all week, some a few hours a day. It's open to all guild members. It's right outside of town so members can go home in the evening if they prefer. No one is at the camp but us. Big pond with rowing boats and walking trails provide a nice sewing break.

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    The best of both worlds, a nice retreat and being able to sleep in your own bed. Enjoy.

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    have a great time sounds like fun

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    Oh, I wish that were right here in my area. It sounds great.

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    Well that was a blast. Everyone had a great time and got lots of things done. I got all 176 square in a square blocks done.

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    What a great idea!

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    Hi
    I have been to several day camp quilt retreats, have them here in town a few times a year. Wonderful idea! You sleep, shower, etc. at home and go quilt, eat, visit, snack, quilt, eat, all day and evening!
    One of the real perks is you can bring different projects from home or run and get something you need etc..
    Still do overnight retreats, but the sleep at home ones are very appealing, nothin like your own bed!
    Bev

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    :thumbup: These are the only type of retreats I have been too. we would also do some fun things like exchanges and a little workshop.

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    Now that's within the budget!

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