The tune is one of those ditties we learned in nursery school (The Farmer in the Dell).
I did it. I signed up for the July retreat. I’m going to sew and spa for three days. Aahhh…
Seriously, though, it’s been a challenge to find a retreat that offers: 1) private accommodation options, 2) project(s) that appeal to me or the option to BYO projects and (3) reasonable costs.
You have to really dig, but such options do exist:
- Lutherridge offers a Quilt Camp in April near Asheville, NC. It’s a BYO projects retreat, offers private rooms and has reasonable costs. The catch? There are only four private rooms available. Of course, they were the first ones to go!
- Camellia Palms Retreat Center in south Alabama offers instructor led retreats in a restored old home on a lake. Private rooms available, reasonable costs, but the project offered for the weekend I could go was not something that appealed to me.
- The Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell offers a quilt camp with the Gees Bend ladies. It checks all the criteria, but is not during a week I can go.
Really need to get away from it all for 2-3 days? Pick a spot spot within a 2 hour drive, reserve a hotel room and create a DIY quilt retreat.