Thunder Bay Quilt Retreat
Pure Michigan | Thunder Bay Quilt Retreat | January 5, 2010
A four-day weekend, quilting, and friends-it’s a combination that couldn’t get any better, right? At Thunder Bay Resort in Hillman (20 miles west of Alpena) they’ll take that bet. Toss in a nationally known quilt instructor, elk-viewing sleigh ride, gourmet dinner, and a picturesque location and you’re in for a real treat – The Perfect Quilter’s Retreat, that is.
Within five minutes of checking in for our four-day, three-night event, my friend Karman and I are backing the car into a parking sport marked for Quilters Only. We’re steps away from the front door of the resort’s Pine Cone Quarters (aka “The Quilting Barn”). Inside, the air-conditioned room is set up for some serious sewing.
There’s plenty of room to spread out at each six-foot-long workstation, but neighbors are close enough that you can chat across the room over your shoulder, sharing stories with best buddies or new-found friends.
Retreat participants range from first-timers to quilting experts. Two women in our group, in fact, made their first quilts at a Thunder Bay quilt retreat last year, and returned this year for the second time. Their enthusiasm is contagious as they share stories of their drive from their homes in West Virginia (they’ve driven more than 500 miles and stopped at 15 quilt shops on their way).Read Complete Article Here
Visit Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay Resort is a beautiful, all-season resort poised on 500 acres in the heart of Northeast Michigan. Known for its award-winning Elk Viewing Dinner Ride and Wine Tasting, Thunder Bay Resort also boasts deluxe lodging, an RV Park, championship golf, and an array of outdoor entertainment and activities. Additionally, the resort hosts a variety of exceptional events and its central location makes it the ideal place to stay while exploring the many exciting nearby area attractions in the tip of the mitt.