Tuesday, April 17, 2007

A tour around Spring retreat

Every spring my quilt guild has a small retreat up at a local camp. There is a nice little facility there that is often used by adult groups for workshops and seminars and such. It is set up along a river just north of the town of Squamish -- just south of Whistler B.C. It is just a lovely little river valley. I didn't take any pictures of the outside. I should have brought my camera along on our walk Sunday afternoon. The camp also has a small farm attached and there are chickens, ducks, two turkeys, a bunch of goats and a very large pig. We go up for two nights and three days of sewing. All food is cooked and provided - we just go to the dining room when they ring the bell. The food is great. Lots of snacks. Everyone brings their own bottle of wine or such. There are gifts and door prizes - this is about the only place I ever win anything. We are given a big stack of quilting magazines each year.

This is the sewing room. It is a bit tight, but there is never everyone in the room at once. Usually there are quilts all over the walls but this year they didn't start putting up quilts until late Saturday night. I did take a few pictures of quilts on Sunday.

This is a room set aside for layering and basting quilts. The tables have the risers on them. I am going to get me some of those! You can see some of the bedrooms off this common room.

This is the little cutting room.

This is my bedroom. Very comfortable little room. The rooms can sleep two people but because we do not fill up the place we usually have our own rooms. The facility sleeps about 45. There is usually 25-26 people at retreat.

Here is the ironing room. There is a little gaggle of quilters taking a break all lined up on the couch! One quilter always brings a little portable massage device for our pleasure. Usually there is a line up to use it.

Here is the dining room. It is so nice to not have to worry about taking time out of quilting to plan and prepare food.

A very nice weekend. The sun came out on Saturday and lots was acomplished by me.


  1. Hi Pam - looks like you had a wonderful time at a great venue .... you had me at:

    "All food is cooked and provided - we just go to the dining room when they ring the bell."

    Trust that you got some rest as well.

  2. What a wonderful place to take a quilting break and enjoy friends and good food! Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. Thanks for sharing your retreat, it looks like a nice comfortable place to relax and enjoy friends.

  4. Wow, what a nice place. Looks so well organized. I noticed a bottle of wine on the night stand in the room! lol Perhaps my guild will have that type of retreat. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Your retreat looks great. It must be so nice to have this to look forward to every spring!