Yesterday Vicki and I went up to Janesville, WI to check out a place to have the quilting retreat Vicki hosts. We've been going to a church camp, which has been OK. The main problem, though, is having to bring EVERYTHING! Ironing tables, irons, lights, cutting mats, dishes, extension cords, chairs, bedding... the list is endless, and the last time I went I felt like I was moving out of my house!
Well, this place is called Evergreen Retreat- and it is fabulous!! I absolutely cannot WAIT to go on a retreat there!
First up- the kitchen is amazing! Everything we'll need to cook is right there- pots, pans, dishes, utensils... it even has a dishwasher! And the best feature is the washer and dryer- perfect for pre-washing that kit from the quilt shop (there are two close by) that you just HAVE to get started on!
The sewing room is set up so perfectly... there are wonderful ergonomic chairs, a 4-foot table per person, and each table has it's own full spectrum lamp! There is also enough electricity that each person could have their own iron if they wanted. I'm excited about this, because I always want to work on a paper-piecing project at retreats and I can't because at the church camp, we can only have 2 irons total. There are also little design walls by each table!
The adjoining room has two ironing tables and two cutting stations... perfect!
Each bed has a quilt on it, and a bucket with towels, too! There is a "Dick and Jane" room, a 1930's repro room and a Civil War repro room. They are all just lovely. There are a total of 8 beds.
This place is so well thought out! I didn't get a picture of it, but there's even a room for sewing machine cases and extra stuff like that, so you don't have to clutter up the work room. Every little detail was thought of so carefully. All we will need to bring is our sewing machine and projects!
I can't wait to retreat!
16 patch blocks all sewn
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