“Spring into Quilting” for 2019 was another great success this year. The retreat was held 3 and 4 May at the Old Campbelltown School House with instructors Diana Beverage from Artcents”, Debbie Walker from Deb Ann’s Fabrics and Vicky Graham from Kingwood, West Virginia. We had a wonderful group of attendees. Some were seasoned quilt retreaters, and several were attending a retreat for the first time. There were also quilters attending with a variety of quilting experiences, and everyone was able to enjoy the company of the others. I believe folks left the retreat feeling refreshed and inspired, and grateful for the association with such a great group. There were a wide range of classes (as always) for every skill level. Four classes were taught on Friday, with two all day classes taught on Saturday. Every class was well attended and the feedback to instructors was very positive.
There are a thousand reasons (well maybe not quite a thousand but you get the idea!) to attend a quilt retreat. This year, here in Pocahontas County, quilters have the unique opportunity to attend a wide range of quilting retreats. So far this year, we have had a two day quilting retreat (followed by an old fashioned quilting bee) at Watoga State Park, the annual “Spring into Quilting” retreat just finished up, another quilting retreat will be held at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park (more about that later) and the 5th Annual “Fall into Quilting” retreat to be held in October 2019. All of these events offer the joy of associating with quilters who come from all walks of life, have all kinds of different backgrounds, and enjoy being with one another. Just being around like-minded creatives is extremely refreshing! Retreats provide you with the opportunity to learn. Whether it’s learning real life lessons or new skills and techniques, retreats provide you with the amazing opportunity to make new friendships or reinforce current friendships. Another added bonus is learning about new notions, tools and patterns. As a quilter myself, I love, love, love finding what each individual quilter’s favorite latest and greatest tool or notion is. And don’t get me started on new patterns! They are never ending!
So if you have never attended a quilting retreat, this year especially, is a wonderful opportunity for you to take the leap and attend. There is something for everyone here in Pocahontas County this year. Be on the look out for posts and updates about the two remaining retreats this year. As always, we can’t wait to meet you! See you soon!