By Sue Magyar
Mark your calendars - the 2018 Kenai Peninsula Quilting Retreat is scheduled for Friday, February 16, ending Sunday, February 18, at Land’s End Resort in Homer. Remember to fill out the 2018 Membership Form and the 2018 Retreat Registration Form found in this newsletter. Guild members planning on attending the 2018 KPQG Retreat will receive their packet following the October 7th General Membership meeting at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. If you cannot attend the October meeting, and have paid your membership dues & filled out a retreat registration form, a retreat packet will be mailed to you. The addresses for both forms can be found at the bottom of each sheet. Due to the electrical limitations in the upstairs Quarterdeck sewing area, the Retreat is, as usual, limited to 60 participants. You can make your reservations at Land’s End Resort by calling (907) 235-0400. In the event that over 60 Retreat Registrations have been received by our October 7 meeting, there will be a drawing by a Guild member not attending the Retreat, outside the meeting room.
Your October packet will include a schedule of events, fabric requirements for a fun mystery, and more surprises. The upstairs sewing area, the Quarterdeck, will be available starting on Wednesday, February 14th, from 1:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m. through Sunday, February 18th.
Pam Ventgen has graciously volunteered to take the lead in coordinating another great Mystery Quilt for Retreat participants. More on that subject in your Retreat Packet at the October 7th Guild meeting. And the Mystery deepens….
Thank you to Diane Owens and Sandi Schiff for again volunteering to design the 2018 retreat tee-shirts. They have done such a great job in designing the past two year's shirts and next year’s will be the grand finale. The 2018 retreat tee-shirts will be the best of the three and we have it on good authority that next year’s tee shirt will be Diane’s color of choice and this color will appeal to many. There will not be an extra order of tee-shirts next year, so if you tend to have tee-shirt envy, order one when you submit your Retreat Registration Form. Or order two! This will be your only chance!
The 2018 on-site vendor is Sheila Squires with Sew-n-Bee-Cozy in Seward. Sheila will once again be showcasing new lines of fabric, jelly rolls, threads, and a variety of fat quarters, notions and “specials”.
The room rates for the 2018 KPQG Retreat at Land’s End Resort on the Homer Spit are as follows:
The Port City Room rate is $80.10 before tax.
The Port Bay Room rate is $89.10 before tax.
The Midship Bay Rooms with 1 king or 2 doubles are $121.50 before tax, an increase from 2017 of $5.40.
The Starboard Bay Suites are $148.50 before tax, an increase from 2017 of $5.40.
The tax not included above is 7.5%.
If you have any questions, please contact Sue Magyar at (907) 491-0244 or Kathleen Barkley at (907) 769-1999. We look forward to seeing you at the Retreat in February 2018.