The small group that I joined in Vancouver went away for a few days of sewing at the Oregon coast. I used to love to go on retreats with my quilting friends, but haven't gone in several years. While I was packing, I remembered that you have to take just about your whole studio. At least I had kept my old packing check list. There was so much "gear" that we could only fit 3 passengers in my car.
We sewed, laughed, walked on the beach, cooked, stayed up late, and made a lot of memories.
|The beach at Gearhart, OR|
|Joanne Adams Roth at the beach|
|The sewing space|
|Modern quilt started at the retreat|
I hope that you have a small group of friends that share your passion, whether it is quilting or anything else. We need more kindness in the world right now, and a small group can really feed that need.