The retreat was such great fun! Here's a few images of things we did and saw. This first is a photo of the main cabin. It was incredible inside; plenty of space and just really nice!
Each evening the elk would come out down near the administration buildings. There were some huge bulls that seemed to like having their picture taken and would even "spar" a bit with each other. They didn't seem very serious; they'd jostle a bit and then stand side by side and eat some grass.
They are literally 10 feet from the window of this cabin, so the folks inside really got a great show. I just hope they didn't need to go outside for anything.
Cathy K. brought loads of fabric and trims for the stash dash, along with some pieces that the rest of us threw in. There was a whole wedding dress to dismantle! Here are Lauri B, Ingrid, and Gerry H cutting into it. Lisa B is in the background.
The best part of the retreat for me is meeting new friends and getting to see old friends again. First timers this year, Freda B, Juli L, and Colleen A are sitting at the dining table where we were all able to either eat or stitch in one room.
Josie T and Leslie E during the stash dash.
Cathy K brought an antique quilt that we enjoyed viewing.
And Ingrid brought a quilt from Piecemakers for us to enjoy.
That's Diane M on the left foreground, and Ilyse on the right. Ilyse assembled her very first CQ block at the retreat, and she's off to a great start!
Leslie showed us her finished quilt. This was made from blocks done in a DYB round robin with CQI ladies.