Sunday, August 19, 2012



Quilters by the Sea held their annual quilt retreat this week.  It was held at Vina De Lestonnac Convent  in Temecula.  This is our view from the retreat center.  Ah what a “Simple” life.

Getting “Ready” for such a retreat takes a little up-front planning.  But it is soooo worth it.

The retreat includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.  But this is just a partial bit of the “Food”  hanging out in the kitchen to tempt us quilters.  I doubt we would ever go hungry.

Besides quilting, we were entertained by some of the gals.    Not the best pictures; but, I hope you can tell how much fun we had. 

The first pictures are of The Swimettes.  This has been going on for a few years now.  This year we had 8 brave quilters doing Synchronized Swimming.

Here are our pop singers and ice cream servers, Kasey, Brandi & Carol.  I know it is a blurry picture; but, look at those “Faces” enjoying themselves.

We also had the Ukulele Ladies, led by Vicki Allred; but, alas, I failed to get pictures.  L

Now that I'm home, here “Inside” this basket are a few of the projects waiting to be turned from flimsies into quilts.  Oh my, more UFOs.  But, again, so worth it.  I can’t wait for next year’s retreat.  It really is a happy place to be.

Quilt happy,



Barb said...

What fun....and the view!! awesome!!

beth said...

Looks like A LOT of fun! I missed out. ;)

hetty said...

That looks like fun! I love the 'simple' view! So beautiful.

Khristina aka Khris said...

Looks like you are trying to hide something with those blurry pics...did something do something incriminating...LOL
Hugs Khris

Karen Mallory said...

Looks like you guys all had a ton of fun!! One of these days I might get to one of your retreats Marilyn. I think the swimmers are brave to just wear swimsuits! LOL
hugs Karen

creativedawn said...

Yes! Those faces do look like all are having fun! The swimming looks like grand fun also...great way to beat the heat. I look forward to seeing your new quilts..