The SBAMQG 4th Annual Fall Retreat has come and gone, and what an event it was! The weekend, October 9-12, was warm and comfy. The location was the Happy Valley Conference Center, a lovely venue in the redwood forest of Santa Cruz, made even better by the fact that it is less than 10 minutes from our home base of Hart’s Fabric. The campers were a friendly bunch, the creativity was off the charts, and the retreat committee knocked it out of the park!
First and foremost, a thank-you goes out to the terrific committee who did such a great job planning, organizing, and setting up everything so the rest of us could just relax. Their efforts did not go unnoticed. Thank you to Karen, Merydith, Eileen, Jeannie, Gabrielle, Heidi, and Mary!
Secondly, but equally as important, a huge thank you goes out to these wonderful sponsors who raised it to another level with their generous donations: Aurifil, The Warm Company, Cherrywood Hand-Dyed Fabric, Quilter’s Dream Batting, Robert Kaufman Fabrics, Back Porch Fabrics, and Harts Fabric. The SBAMQG loves you!!
Our sponsors provided all sorts of goodies for our gorgeous swag bags (made by SBAMQG volunteers), game prizes, and door prizes. So much fun!
Some of us worked late into the night.
Some of us learned new skills through demos.
And some of us took breaks to swing under the redwoods.
With no interruptions (well, except for food, massages, s’mores, hikes, and more food) we accomplished many things.
Impressive, right? If you haven’t yet attended one of our retreats, you are really missing out on a lot of fun.
Hope you decide to join us next year!
(photo credit Karen Foster)