Fun at Annual Get-Away

Posted By on May 14, 2017

ClassroomWe just returned from our annual Get-Away Weekend, this year at Beaver Hollow for the first time. And what a fun weekend it was. We spent the weekend quilting and doing various other crafts in a lovely wooded setting known as Beaver Hollow Retreat Center. It’s located in western New York in Java Center, just south of Darien Lake. The new location offered lots of extra activities and was equipped with a large “Sewing Room” and ergonomic adjustable chairs. We also tried a new schedule this year with everyone beginning Friday morning, so that we all had two complete days of sewing plus Sunday until 3 p.m. The optional day only included Thursday night sewing and and the extra night’s room. This made it possible to divide the additional activities over several days and not all on Saturday.

A new favorite at the retreat this year was the evening bonfires with complimentary s’mores. Many retreaters found it  a great way to unwind and get to know each other at the end of a long day of quilting, sewing, knitting or crafting. Everyone agreed the daily food was exceptional. We had buffet breakfasts and lunches and a sit-down dinner with several menu choices. Sunday concluded with a box lunch. Needless to say, no one went home hungry. The nightly bar, set up right in the sewing room, was also a big plus allowing everyone to enjoy happy hour while continuing to quilt, or while taking a break on the surrounding deck overlooking the woods and lake.

Another fun activity this year was Friday night “Quilt” Bingo. Three lucky retreaters went home with the fabric and pattern to make a quilt top. And of course the big show-and-tell Sunday after breakfast was inspiring and highlighted the varied creative talents of everyone attending. At the end of the weekend, I came home inspired and thankful to have spent a weekend with such a wonderful and creative group of women. I can’t wait till the next time we all get together. Look for details of next year’s annual Get-Away within the next month on this website!

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Karen, winner of last year's raffle quilt

Karen, winner of last year’s raffle quilt

Lynn & Nancy, raffle quilt winners this year

Lynn & Nancy, raffle quilt winners this year

Completed tops from guided project

Completed tops from guided project

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