Most retreats are too far away and they seem rather large and a bit intimitating for me so I have to assume there are others that feel the same way. Because of this I find myself thinking about hosting smaller quilting or sewing retreats here locally.
The first ones would be day long retreats but I’d like to eventually move to a 2 day/one night retreat. I’ve been researching and collecting ideas for a while but always come back to the WHERE question. The one day retreat plan is not that difficult but staying overnight does create special needs. For an overnight retreat I’d like to hold it during the summer in a place that we can have a pool side meal with swimming for the normal needed break from sewing. I haven’t worked out the details but like I said I’ve been researching it.
There are many possibilities:
A “learn a skill” retreat,
A “learn a quilt block”
A “make a quilted wall hanging”
A “holiday” sewing/quilted project
A “make one to donate” project
A “Bring your own project” and spend time with people who love to talk shop and hear the hum of sewing machines
and MANY more.
My next step in the research is to get YOUR OPINIONS. There are so many possibilities.
First, are you even interested?
Then, if you are, what would you like it to be in regards to the length, the type etc. PLEASE – let me know your ideas and thoughts on the matter!