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2018 Fall Quilt & Scrapbook Retreat will be:

October 18-21, 2018

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If you who have sewing projects, quilts, scrapbooks or, if you are planning ahead, and want to work on your Christmas cards, consider participating in Drift Creek’s Fall Quilt, Craft & Scrapbook Retreat, October 19-22, 2017. The retreat offers an opportunity to set aside time to get into a creative groove, without the distractions of life’s daily demands. DCC provides work space, tasty meals and coffee delights while you bring your supplies and creativity! Meanwhile there will be friends, old and new, to connect with and learn from. Folks have the option of arriving Thursday or Friday, whichever day suits your schedule best.

The retreat is not limited to people working on quilts or scrapbooks, the idea is to bring along whatever type of project you might have….whether it’s a comforter, embroidery, knitting, paper crafts, recording your family’s meaningful memories or even writing in your journal, all are welcome to enjoy this chance to dedicate time and space while camp takes care of the details. We will have plenty of space for sewing machines as well as comfy chairs in front of the fire….. Last year several participated in an elective option to experiment with using Indigo dye to create custom dish towels. Last year’s class was so much fun that we decided to offer it again! Additionally, if there are people interested in learning how to quilt, arrangements can be made to offer a beginner’s class. (Please notify the office by September 30 if you would like to take a beginner’s class.)

Each participant will have the opportunity to receive a door prize. We have a couple of local quilt shops that regularly donate generous gift certificates to their stores or other gifts. Everyone attending will have the opportunity to have their name be drawn for these “grand prizes’.  In addition, for those who wish to participate, there will be a “round robin” gift exchange as well. Anyone wanting to participate can bring a new wrapped (or bagged) gift valued at approximately $10.

The hope is that the weekend will give busy women a reason to slow down, enjoy the beauty of God’s creation, connect with others in a faith community, and maybe even cross a project off her list! We also invite girls between the ages of 10 and 18 to attend for a discounted rate (essentially the cost of their meals.) So if you have a daughter, sister, niece, granddaughter, neighbor, etc. who would enjoy the opportunity, bring her along! It will be a great weekend to spend time with a special young lady in your life!