Annual Retreat

September 2021

This was our third year at the Franciscan Retreat Center in Colorado Springs - 2021 will be remembered as The Year of the Fire Alarm and the Missing Quilter (you know who you are!)  24 ladies participated this year. We had the same two well-lit rooms for sewing, one with nice windows, but both with good lighting for evening sewing. The hallway between offers a nice coffee bar (with real mugs!) from 6:00a 'til noon, or hot water & a selection of tea - especially nice in the evening.

The sewing areas were available from 9:00a on our first day, thru 5:00p on our last day!  We again had plenty of room to spread out - each quilter had her own table for sewing.  A couple extra tables provided for use of our new large cutting mats, and one of the new extra large ironing tables purchased by the guild was available in each of the two sewing rooms.

While not large, the sleeping rooms are very nice with comfortable beds. (see the photo below)   Every room has a private bath.  Singles, doubles, and even a few triple rooms are available.

The Dining Room is a short walk, though a few ladies went back/forth by car.  We took only breakfast and dinner in the Dining hall, with a "snack" provided for us in our Sewing area - a deli tray with ham & turkey, several different cheeses plus lettuce and sliced tomatoes, chips and several different breads - and most of us took a plate out to the tables in the courtyard.

Taking a late afternoon break, many of us also enjoyed a glass of wine before dinner - several of us brought a bottle to share.

The grounds are lovely - very peaceful - good for a walk or just a break.