Friday, March 05, 2010


And on the retreat side of things I have the rooms all booked and extras in case we have last minute takers. The hotel staff are so very nice to work with and the same with the art studio where we will be working. Spring will be here and we will go to the Buggy Barn early on April 30th (their shop is a must see for quilters), then to Riverfront Park in downtown Spokane (fabulous), maybe the Davenport Hotel (also fabulous), to Coeur d'Alene to see the Lake (fabulous) and then the beautiful Bear Paw Quilt Shop in lovely Coeur d'Alene. We will be eating and have snacks for the day of fun and adventure. Then the next day we will start with the best scones I have ever had and you will get your packet of new patterns to begin a fun and creative project, plus you will be well on your way to new friends and fun.
Can you tell I am excited? I am!
I think since we will all be there for May Day, perhaps a May basket pattern is in order too.
Then we have plans for the August retreat also. One of the lovely things we can do in the summer is picnic on the River at a private camp of 30 acres that is spectacular. We plan to take everyone there for lunch on the river and show them the Amway 130 million dollar house down the way. Wow. It is a beautiful spot etc.
For you girls who want to do a story quilt class with me, this is the cheapest and probably the easiest since we will have fewer people and it is in the Northwest for girls who live in Washington, Idaho, Montana and Canada. Though we already have a Florida lady, a Texas Lady, a North Carolina lady etc., signed for for August. It should be great fun. And I can't wait to hear your stories and for you to taste the summer food that will be prepared for us. We will be staying at the same hotel with the nice people who run it. They are turning over their conference room for both retreats so we can have beverage and cheese night. :0)
Coeur d'Alene is a great place anytime of the year and you will love both Washington and Idaho.


Kathy said...

wish I could go!

Sandi said...

Can hardly wait to get my information!

This will be soooo much fun!

Sandi in New Westminster B.C.

sewtakeahike said...

oh wow Mary Lou! I hope your retreat this fall is a huge success! I love Coeur d'Alene, so jealous! The luggage photo is awesome!