This week I am sharing experiences and photos from the 4-day quilt retreat I attended this past Thursday to Sunday at Sew N Go Quilt Retreat.
Yesterday in post #1 I focused on The Road to the Retreat. Today I am sharing photos from outside and inside the retreat.
The rest of the week I will share quilts and projects (in progress and completed) during the retreat; new tools from the retreat; and stories from the retreat (although “What happens at retreat, stays in retreat”, ha!).
Sew N Go Retreat: From the Outside
The Sew N Go Retreat, in Vancouver, WA (outside of Portland, OR) is located in a private and serene setting on a couple acres of land. There is a main house, a barn, and several cool outbuildings from the main house to include the Retreat Center.
The main house has many comfortable bedrooms for quilters (some are dormitory style with up to 4 beds in a room), several bathrooms, a large dining room area, and a cozy living room for hanging out and reading with a kitty to cuddle (optional) if you like.
The Retreat Center which has plenty of room for sewing; its own bathroom and kitchenette; and additional sleeping areas (in case you get sleepy while sewing, ha!).
The first two days of the retreat it was sunny and in the 70s in the Portland area. Of course I did not think of taking photos while it was sunny. I waited until it was a normal Portland rainy day to take photos on the 3rd day of retreat!
Sew N Go Retreat: From the Inside
THE MAIN HOUSE (What a quilt retreat really looks like while quilters are staying there):
Abby the Quilt Retreat Kitty
THE RETREAT CENTER (What a quilt retreat center really looks like while quilters are making a mess working on projects in there!):
And…as I discussed in the post My New Quilt Retreat Gadget – the battle for power strip/surge protector outlet spots:
One of the tierneycreates readers asked more about xeriscaping related to the post Tuesday…an update, in which I share photos of my xeriscaped (low water, native plant, no grass) front yard landscape.
I wanted to share a photo of a house I came across during my walk in my neighborhood which recently engaged in EXTREME XERISCAPING. They removed their front yard grass and all plants and replaced them with rocks.
Perhaps the correct term is “NON-SCAPING”!