Nineteen members got together for the guild's annual November retreat at Vina de Lestonnac Retreat Center in Temecula. It is a wonderful time to focus on projects, visit with friends and explore the local quilt shops. In addition there are games to win -- what else -- fabric and a chance to try some new projects. This year Claire Victor demonstrated a wool cactus pincushion and Kathy Dunham demonstrated a thread catcher.
And of course there are the local wineries to visit and the hot air balloons to watch in the mornings. The Modern Quilt Guild of LA were sewing in the room across the way and both guilds got together for a happy hour.
Ten of our guild members attended the summer retreat at Vina de Lestonnac Retreat Center in Temecula. In addition to their own varied projects and playing games, each participant did one or more blocks for a charity quilt. (We also talked one of the quilters from the Orange County group in the classroom across the way into doing a block from the accucut squares and triangle that had been prepared for the quilt!)
The Coachella Valley Quilt Guild has an annual retreat in November at the
Vina de Lestonnac Convent in Temecula. The retreat center there has a wonderful view across the valleys filled with vineyards and there are even hot air balloons to decorate the still
morning skies. Lots of sewing (and socializing) takes place in the large classroom along with games and trips to the local quilt shops. (There are three close by.) Here are
pictures from our 2017 retreat.