Over the last 21 years I have participated in 26 Relay For Life events. All of my pattern money (minus PayPal fees) goes to the American Cancer Society as well as the profit from any quilts that I sell. Also, any FUNd raisers that I have at my retreats go straight to my Relay account. I am not a business, I am a Relayer!
What started out as a get together for some internet friends has lasted over 21 years and the friendships have multiplied a hundredfold. Friends just can't miss their yearly reunion and quilting adventures, not to mention the laughter, shopping and all the fun. We finished our 62nd and 63rd retreats at the end of April and had our usual delightful time. We welcomed eight new retreaters but missed several regulars. We look forward to seeing those who were missing next year.
Our retreat home away from home is the Amish View Inn and Suites
3125 Old Philadelphia Pike (Rt 340) mid-way between Bird-in-Hand and Intercourse.
Here are directions to the Amish View Inn
If you are checking in Sunday for the Spring retreat, the retreat will not start until after 3:00 PM. (Anyone coming into the conference room before 3:00 will have to pay a $5 a minute donation to ACS.no joke) Contractually we do not have access until after 2:00 and we would appreciate time to set things up before you arrive. There is a group in the conference room before us and we will not rush the crew setting up for us. Please do not try to get in earlier.
The Angels retreat will start anytime after 1:00 PM on Sunday. As with the Spring retreaters, I will be charging a $5 a minute donation for anyone attempting to get into the conference room before 1:00. (no joke)
For either retreat, if you are checking in on any other day you are welcome to join us in the conference room any time after 11:00 AM. Bring your sewing supplies down and start sewing. You can ask the front desk to let you know when your room is ready before you come down.
As for our "retreat schedule"….. Do you expect me to plan out your whole week for you? Honestly? And if I do, won't you go off and do what you want anyway? After 22 years I know better than to plan anything at all in the day time. However, I will be planning some fun activities for the evenings, so don't make any hot dates. Night time fun starts at 7:15 every night!
Our "new" evening schedules will include some fun games. Nothing physical, well not really physically hard but you might lose your breath laughing. Some games might have prizes but that's not guaranteed and unless you are a real party youknowwhat, you will enjoy the fun. Sunday night we'll have a get acquainted game for the new comers, Monday night we'll play a game that will test everyone's quilting knowledge (maybe) and Tuesday who knows. It's a whole year away as I'm writing this after all, give me a break!
One evening will be for our Pollyanna exchange, please bring a wrapped, quilt related gift worth between $10 and $15 for the gift exchange. This is a evening of many surprises and laughter that cracks ribs.
And the final evening of each retreat is our show and tell. You can show us what you did while at the retreat, or maybe show the project you started last year and finished since you left. (Or if you have a special project you worked on over the last year you can show it to us too.) And since we're leaving on a work day morning, if you found a bargain, share where you got it so everyone can shoon the way home the next day.
aka The Rules
If you need to use fusibles you MUST use your own iron and pressing mat. No exceptions!
Please mark your sewing tools. Don't think that no one has one like yours; mark your tools so you don't lose them. (I get to keep all unmarked tools.)
Please be considerate of those of us with allergies and do not use perfume.
Each person will get one table space period. I request that you do not pile things on the floor making it difficult for other people to move around your space. You may store stuff under your table, but not in the aisle please.
Please turn your ring tones down so only you can hear them, and that includes texting sounds.
Please take all phone calls out of the conference room.
There is to be no music in the conference room, let's enjoy peaceful conversations without having to shout over someone's music.
And please, absolutely no political discussions in the conference room.
Please read the following carefully.
ROOMMATES AND SINGLE ROOMS
Cancellation by Delaware Quilts
Cancellations by Retreaters
From time to time, photos will be taken of retreaters, finished quilts, in-progress quilts and retreat activities. By participating in a Delaware Quilts Quilters Retreat, each retreater authorizes Delaware Quilts and other participants at Delaware Quilts Quilters Retreats to photograph, videotape or otherwise digitally record or collect your image and likeness and your projects associated with your participation in a Delaware Quilts Quilters Retreat and consents to use of these photos for marketing/promotional purposes.
By making your deposit you are acknowledging that you have read and agree with this policy.
Need more information email Marge.
First registered retreater who spots this after reading this page, email me for a prize!