You Will Want to Stay Here

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As I posted yesterday, I participated at a day event at Alpine Quilt Retreats last Friday. It was really a fun event and one I think we'll repeat in the spring. But I have to tell you how really lovely the rooms and accommodations are at Alpine Quilt Retreats. Every room is so incredibly lovely and filled with the most wonderful quilts.
This is my favorite bedroom. And it might be because I'm so in love with this quilt! Look how cute it is finished off at the peak and valley border/binding. I really love fans, especially 2 color fans. I've made a child's 2 color fan quilt before and loved making it. I don't know about you but I can't take my eye off this quilt. I want to sleep in this bed. This room has it's own fireplace too!
This is a shot of the white beds along the wall opposite the fireplace. The linens mix and match and the pillows are all very sweet. Syd has a great eye for color and design. The rooms couldn't be cuter.
This is my 2nd favorite room. Look at those beds! And mixed with the gingham pillow cases it makes for such vintage sweetness. Everywhere you look at this retreat destination you are met with inspiration and attention to detail.
I showed you the work room yesterday. It is a quilter's dream. Look at the tables all fabric covered with mixed prints.
There are vintage and new quilts stacked and accented as well as wonderful art. I didn't get photos of the fantastic (real) artwork on the walls.
There are ironing stations everywhere and track lighting in the work room. I really need to book a play weekend with friends.
Syd has design walls around the workroom. So perfect for progressing on a quilt.
The main floor kitchen has 2 dining rooms with fireplaces everywhere. Syd and Laura do the cooking or eat out. Laura teaches a cooking class as she makes dinner for retreaters. I think having a personal retreat chef sounds amazing. That is Syd with the camera. She's the hostess.

I know I'm slightly gushing but really, this is a perfect quilt vacation spot. I want to move in and sew. Don't you?

-nanette
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36 comments

em's scrapbag said...

Yes, I want to move in and sew. Can I be your rooom mate? This looks like a fabulous place. Thanks for sharing.

Truffle queen said...

Wow - I want someone in the Chicago area to open up a place like this! I may just have to fly to Utah!

Brandie said...

This would be a perfect place anywhere. I would love to go there or even have my own place just like this, when I grown up.

Shannon said...

I want to come when you book your retreat. I love the idea of having my own chef too, wait I already do. My husband!

karenfae said...

such a wonderful setting. The bedrooms are decorated so nicely - how quilters can fit in there, you will be fighting for you favorite bedroom
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Nedra said...

Wow! I want to come and join you!

Nedra said...

Oh yes, did the fan quilt come from a pattern or was it a store purchase?

Jennifer said...

Oh my! I want to go there right now! Thanks for sharing your experience...

Jennifer :)

fiberdoodles said...

What a wonderful place! Yes I want to go ~ NOW!

cornbreadandbeansquilting said...

YES! I do want to move in and sew there! The beds look so fluffy and comfy, and to have someone cook delicious food for us when we have to take a break....HEAVEN! When I hit the lottery I will buy us a month there! LOL

Sherri said...

Count me in!!! What an amazing place for a quilt retreat!

SueWis said...

Wow, if I had to dream up the perfect place it would look pretty much like this!

Jeanne said...

Love those retreats! This place looks wonderful. Glad you had a great time.

Melissa Stramel said...

Wow! I wish we had something like that around here.

Lynn said...

If I ever decide to run away from home - this is where my family can find me.

Messy Karen said...

oooh. nice place. don't like to fly. but i looked it up. found it takes 3 days to get there on a train to get there. that's amazing-ling longggggg.

Dionne said...

Wow! How fabulous was that retreat! I think a weekend of 'play' sounds in order. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea of a chef on hand and the cooking class idea is sheer brilliance!
Cheers,
Dionne

Jen in NY said...

Yes I do want to move in! Such pretty-ness everywhere!

Tracee said...

Oh my oh my! What a dream retreat.

Ariane said...

Oh it looks so wonderful!!! I want to go. Thanks for sharing it with us. I'm going to have to book mark that place.

Jackie said...

Will you take me next time you go?? Pretty please!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh that is so beautiful and cozy. I wish I was closer.

Madame Samm said...

It looks and feels like home....the photos just beautiful Nanette, I may surprise you in the NY and join you at an event...mmmmm I may just do that wink..

Julia said...

Oh yes Nanette...I could move in tomorrow...so homely and inviting!
Lovely to see some pinwheels turning the same way as mine..
Julia ♥

pratima said...

Beautiful setting and fabulous quilts! It is a cozy warm place to get away and dream quietly dreams :)

Busy As Can Be said...

I just want to sleep in one of those beds!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I'm with you, I wanna move in. How adorable is that place? Those bedrooms are to die for. And that gingham.....I'm in heaven.
Loved your ring project you had the girls make too. How fun!!!
Thanks for sharing.

Sue said...

You sure do visit the most wonderful places. I don't want to just visit tho' I want to make my place look just like that! Dreams of one day maybe........

Mel said...

I can't wait till I can go and just relax and SEW!!

Kim D. said...

Thanks for sharing, it looks like the perfect destination for a quilt retreat! I'd love to go.

madrekarin said...

Oh, my goodness, Nanette! It's gorgeous! The beds, the quilts, the work tables- everything is perfect. I love your little button rings. They are adorable! You must have had the best time. :)

Rumi said...

How lovely! I wanna go!

jodi@Pleasant-Home said...

I'm in love with those bedrooms!
What a great place. And it looks like you had a fabulous time!

Jenny said...

Those beds make me want to crawl right and cozy up with those beautiful pillows and blankets.

Linda said...

Thanks for posting the 'show and tell' photos. Wow...so many beautiful quilts in one room!

Whosies said...

beautiful! you are one lucky girl.