Meetings Fourth Tuesday of Every Month at West Des Moines Christian Church
at 1 pm and 6:30 pm

Fall Retreat Recap

IMG_0852-2Fall retreat is over but it was a great success and everyone had a great time. It was attended by 46 people, including 9 new people! The gym was excellent for sewing and everyone had light and lots of room to sew in. The Stretchersize provided by Jane Barnes was an always welcome and much needed addition to the retreat. Gayle once again provided massages for those requesting them on Friday. We also played a new relay game that attendees enjoyed and want to do again some time. Everyone took home a door prize provided by Area Quilt shops and several of the attendees donated items for door prizes too. Table favors were provided by attendees and Jan Alvestad made cute little button bouquets for table decorations that were given away the last day and one lucky person at each table got one.

Here is what a couple of attendees had to say about the retreat:

“I went to my first Quilting Retreat on Thurs. 11-5 thru Sunday 11-08-2015. I had a wonderful time, met lots of wonderful ladies. Played games. Our sewing was in the gym. Everyone was able to move around and mingle and not crowd. I am very excited to for the next Retreat. Thank you to Deb Kirby and her committee for all your hard work to make it all work out.” – Jan Elquest

“The weekend was great. You did a wonderful job of planning and organizing. I really think everyone had a really nice time. The facility was nice other than a few bugs.” – Lynne Ott

Do not miss out on the Spring Retreat. April 14-17, 2016.

I will be taking reservations at the January meeting. Let’s get enough people that we can rent the gym again. If we can, there will be no limit on the people and no crowding in the sewing area!

– Deb Kirby, Retreat Chairperson & Committee

Here are some photos from the event: