Quilting Retreat 2019


For those of you that don’t know, I attend a couple different quilting retreats with my Mom every year. You can see my post on last year’s retreat here. I also have a couple older posts from 20142015, and 2016 retreats. I’m not a quilter but I have found over the years that a quilting retreat is a great way to get some good reading done! So I tag along and while all the other ladies are quilting, I read! This year I was also determined that I be creative as well so I brought a coloring book to try and enhance my creative abilities. I also ended up helping one of the ladies with a project for a quilt she was making that was super fun! This year was another super productive and fun year, and I wanted to share with you readers a run-down of what happens at our mystical retreat weekends!

Here was my overall schedule for the weekend:


We started retreat on Thursday afternoon this year, which was earlier than in recent years. The extra time made a big difference and allowed me just a bit more time to get reading and other things done! Below are some highlights and pictures from the weekend:

  • Thursday:
    • First picture colored! I purchased this Magical Planner on Amazon a few weeks ago because (a) I like magical things and (b) I like coloring. I already have a planner but I liked the information this planner has and I’m hoping to learn something new! Below are before and after pictures of the coloring! Love how all the colors really make the picture come alive.
  • Friday:
    • Mom and I went to a local winery, Chamard Vineyards, and did a tasting. We go here every year to get a stamp in our CT Winery Passports and also because we like wine! I snagged a few pictures below from the winery, which is beautiful.
  • Saturday:
    • My handsome husband came to visit! We shared a delicious lunch and then went for a hike. The retreat center where we go for the Quilt Retreat has extensive trails and also various sporting gear. We found a basketball court along the way and decided to stop and shoot a couple hoops (picture below!). There’s also a gorgeous outdoor worship space that I love taking pictures of every year, it’s right on the water and is just so peaceful. Picture included below!
  • Sunday:
    • I helped one of my friends, Debbie, with a quilt she was working on! I like stretching my creative muscles during retreat and I had great fun helping Debbie pick out which fabrics to use for the doggy glasses!


I also included a picture below of a few other quilts that ladies (and mom) were working on during the weekend and another picture that I colored during the weekend. Also my desk space where I hang out for the weekend is pictured below!


Quilting Retreat 2014 (aka Reading Retreat)

So every year I go with my mom on her Quilting Retreat. Her Quilt Guild goes on a three-day retreat where they quilt pretty much non-stop. I never caught the quilting bug but I tag along and spend the whole weekend reading. Its a fantastic weekend every year. We arrive Friday morning and unpack all our multitudes of items and we stay until just after lunch on Sunday. We stay at the Incarnation Center in Ivoryton.  It has a large middle room where all the quilters set up and two wings of rooms attached off the large main room. We get three meals a day, all of which are quite delicious. Last night for dinner we had grilled steak, a sweet potato mash, and roasted asparagus. Yum! And the best part is we don’t have to worry about doing any dishes!

I was able to finish 2 (and a half) books this weekend. I also got to exercise and spend some time relaxing with friends. And my husband even drove down yesterday to spend some time with mom and me. During the weekend, we also go to a nearby quilt store and a couple wineries during the weekend. The Incarnation Center is a great spot, they have hiking trails, a large lake, and a lot of animals on the grounds. My favorite animals are the burros that live behind the building we stay in. I’ve included some pictures in this blog post of our fun adventures this weekend! Also be sure to check out my mom’s blog to see what she got done this weekend!

Link to Mom’s log: http://www.joanne94w.wordpress.com