The Fireside Retreat!!!!! May 04 2014



We're all just in the door from a truly wonderful mini vacation at the FANTASTIC new quilting retreat located just minutes away from Thimbles & Things.   As some of you may know, the Fireside Retreat recently opened its doors as a get-away for quilters, and BOY OH BOY, are we EVER glad they did!    

This Early 19th Century farmhouse has been expertly and lovingly restored, maintaining its old world charm, yet totally updated, providing quilters with everything their great big hearts could ever desire!    And we mean it!!!   Dishwasher, Wi-Fi, granite countertops, incredibly comfortable beds outfitted with luxuriously decadent linens and, of course, QUILTS!!

It's easy to understand how the retreat got its name.  Original historic fireplaces greet you in just about every room,  including a bedroom and the downstairs bath!!  We're not kidding!!!

The very pretty board and batten exterior cannot disguise this stone home for long, as gorgeous deep window sills and stone walls are tastefully exposed within. 

Quilters!!  Listen up!!! This completely outfitted haven is oozing with charm, charm, charm!!!   Did I tell you it was charming?   Oh my good grief!   The front sewing studio and gathering room is loaded with large windows exposing bucolic views guaranteed to soothe your soul. 

We quilted! (some more than others) 

We ate like queens! (Some more than others) 

We talked like crazy and pretty much resolved all world issues!  

We giggled and laughed from the moment we arrived until the second we departed.  

We drank marvelous coffee, sipped on dreamy teas and enjoyed phenomenal wines.  Yes, sometimes all at once!

Some people actually got projects finished; tested patterns for future mystery events at Thimbles & Things,  and other people ... well, other people didn't.  (Okay, so maybe "people" should read "one person")  

This retreat ticks all the boxes on a quilter's wish list.  And keep this in mind... what happens at the Fireside Retreat, stays at the Fireside Retreat!!!

Just a bit of advice.   Once word gets around at just how wonderful this quilting retreat is, it's going to be booking up fast.   Get your gang together and JUST DO IT!!!!   You'll be VERY glad you did!!!!  Ahhhh, BLISS!

WARNING:    You may not EVER want to leave!