Can you hear the bugle calling?
I went with a few of my friends from Frisco Quilt Guild. Three nights and four days of nothing but quilting....and laughter....and food. It was delightful.
It wouldn't have been half as nice if it were not for the people at Sunset Retreats. Their center has been open for a little more than a year. It is the perfect spot to get away for quilting.
Located in Sunset Texas, north and west of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, the spot is ideal for anyone who wants to get away and have room to spread out.
The work room had 2, 2'x 4' tables per guest...and since we had not reached capacity we had lots more room than that, and design walls for everyone. It was amazing to be able to look up and see what everyone was working on. It was helpful to have people stop by and give suggestions about what they saw in your work on the wall. Just a few quilters had their projects "rescued" from wonky blocks by a random friend walking by and asking about it.
There was an on site quilt store too. Plenty of notions if you forgot or ran out of something.
And a moderate selection of fabrics in case you needed a different border or new project to work on. The shop offers retreaters a 15% discount on all purchases during your stay. I am afraid that a few of us went home with more projects than we came with.
We may have gone home a few pounds heavier as well. Delicious home cooked meals were served twice a day, with breakfast amply supplied by a fully stocked breakfast bar.
The best part? I got projects done that had been sitting on my selves for years.
|2012 Guild Mystery Quilt|
|2013 Guild Mystery Quilt|
|Selvedge Quilt started in 2011 at least...but I've been saving edges for years.|
|2014 Guild Mystery Quilt...the last thing I worked on. |
I had to stop because I needed fabric for the border.
I've got backing and binding for several of them already....and ordered what I didn't have when I got home on Sunday.
Now...to get them to the quilter.