Virtual Retreat

This week, a bunch of us were suppose to retreat at a lovely place about a 45 minute drive from my house. There are usually 18. Then, since Covid, the facility reduced the number to 12, then to 10 and then said “no” to overnight stays. But they offered us “Day” retreats where we could go out to sew, go to a restaurant to eat and go home at night. Uh, no thank you … I probably live the closest to the facility and many of the others have about 1.5 hr drive. And who wants to drive home in the dark on a stormy November night? None of us. And, in the end, we would have had to cancel anyhow because of further Covid restrictions.

SEW … since we’re lamenting that we can’t retreat in person … I bit the bullet and paid for 1 month of unlimited Zoom. Everyone that is part of our core group and a few others were sent the link and we Zoom and sewed away for 4 days.! That’s a LONG time for a Zoom quilting retreat!!!

However, it seems like everyone got a lot of sewing done. One lady said, “I got way more done staying home because I wasn’t up wandering from table to table to chat with everyone!”

It was a LOT of fun to “see” friends that I haven’t seen for a LONG time.

SEW … you’re probably wondering what I got done. Actually quite a bit. A lot of this and a lot of that. I did finish 2 pillowcases with the John Deere fabric I bought.

I also got the binding on a table runner I made … who knows when since it wasn’t on my list. But at any rate, it’s now done! SEW … I’m not even going to add it to my UFO list.

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  1. Hi Gail, that sounds like a great time. Four days is a long time but then just to dedicate time to quilting is awesome and to be able to chat with friends is even better! I re-joined my local guild and they have virtual quilt days once a month. I think that I will try to join them in January. They turn on the Zoom for a couple of hours in the morning, for lunch and then near the end of the day. It sounds like a great way to re-connect with friends. I’m glad that you got stuff done – like binding! Thanks for linking up to Free Motion Mavericks. Have a great day and take care.

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    • Hi Andrée,
      Virtual days are a great substitute for when we can’t meet in person!!! I think this winter will be long and our quilting friendships will definitely help us through!
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


  2. What fun even if it was virtual fun. It’s important to get together however we can. So nice of you to provide Zoom. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

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