Last week daughter Liz flew to Eureka from her new home in Prior Lake, Minnesota. She and I hosted a Scottie Dog Quilting Retreat with 43 quilters from all over California, Oregon and Washington. We've been holding two or three retreats a year for about 15 years. There are many Eureka area quilters who are regulars but some of the regulars live far away. We've had repeaters from as far away as Minnesota, Texas and Washington DC.
Quilters are pampered with lovely views. This is the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center where our retreats are held right on Humboldt Bay....two huge walls of windows insure sweeping vistas and an abundance of natural light.
Our meals are fully catered. A big hit this time were the Brownie Sundaes everyone made on Saturday night. You may eat outdoors on the balconies if you wish.....
Starstruck was the quilt we made this retreat. We always design an original quilt for each retreat and it is debuted at retreat.
Many sewers completed their tops in the three days. Here's Denise F's quilt artfully displayed on one of the balconies with the Marina in the background.
I wish I'd gotten pictures of them all...each as beautiful and different as their creative makers.
The dates are set for the Spring Quilting Retreat, April 10-12, 2015. We are happy to announce it will again be held at the beautiful Aquatic Center in Eureka, CA Just click HERE for the Facebook page. You can sign up and pay your deposit HERE at ScottieDogQuilts.com.
As Sydney says, "Lots of fun, lots of laughing and lots of good food." (I like to add, good quilting and wonderful friends).