“Coloring Outside The Lines” is my first retreat with Loving Stitches Quilt Shop. The ‘escape’ was held September 15 -18, 2016 at the Doubletree at Cedar Creek in Fayetteville, NC.
We ate, sewed, laughed, shopped and were pampered, all at the hotel. We slept a little too, also at the Doubletree at Cedar Creek.
Cindy Munn, my good friend and former co-worker, attended. This was her first retreat, ever. I know she had a good time; it would be difficult not to.
These relaxing, no stress retreats become an exercise in full mobilization. One must bring their own ‘special’ sewing chair, lamp, machines, fabrics, projects, plastic bins filled with thread, notions and sewing related ‘stuff,’ roll carts, cushions, ……
The most popular items at retreat were our Container Store bungee chairs. Cindy and I could have sold a truckload.
There was plenty to keep you busy. A mystery quilt; a charity project for local law enforcement; demos; door prizes; a pop-up quilt shop and The Sanctuary at Cedar Creek, a day spa.
When I arrived in my room, there was a gift bag of treats on my pillow. We also discovered swag bags filled with quilt treats at our work stations each morning.
Of all the quilt retreats I have attended, I did the least amount of work at “Coloring Outside The Lines.” It doesn’t matter. I met a lot of new quilting sisters; learned new techniques; talked and laughed a lot; ate too much and had a great time!