Monday, April 30, 2012

Scottie Dog Quilts Spring Mystery Quilting Retreat

 Retreat time! We recently held a Scottie Dog Quilts Mystery Quilting Retreat at the Historic Eureka Inn.  This hotel has been hosting dignitaries, movie stars, politicians and royalty since it opened in 1923 as the premiere Inn in Redwood Country.

As usual, we had lots of fun....we ate too much food (a chocolate buffet on Saturday night!), laughed, chatted, sewed and sewed and sewed.  One of the reasons I love retreats is meeting new people (some I have had the pleasure of knowing through the internet) and seeing the "regulars" who seem to come to all of our retreats.  We've been holding retreats here on California's Northern Coast for at least 12 years.  It's fun to see how far people travel to quilt with us.  We've had quilters from all over the US.
 Here's Jackie working on her purples.

Lani has time for a smile.

 Christine is embellishing a cute panel of doll clothes.

And Linda is all set with her Singer Featherweight. 

The Inn provided a large, well lit sewing area abounding with the chatter of happy well a quiet spot in the lobby...more than one quilter was seen taking a quiet moment on the great leather sofas in the lobby.  I know Sydney and I settled down on one great sofa and read a story together.

The rooms are nice, my bed was so comfortable, imagine my surprise to later find out it was a Murphy Bed as the room I had is often used by business people and if you put the bed up, it becomes a desk!  

Here's to hoping that perhaps you can join us in the Fall for our next Mystery Quilting Retreat!

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