2018 Summer Retreat
We will be returning to Arizona Creative Connections July 12-15. 
Camp Queen this year is Stephanie M. and there is currently a waiting list to attend.  You can email to be added to the waiting list.

2017 Summer Retreat
The 2017 summer getaway was at Arizona Creative Connections.  We were able to get this location due to another group not being able to keep their confirmation.  The cool pines of Lakeside were a welcome change to the heat of the Valley in early August.

Beautiful blocks & a mini by Stephanie!

Start of a '101 blocks' quilt by Pam

Completions by Amy!

Handiwork by Bridget

Great progress by Diane!

Great progress by Karen!

Always Smiling Stephanie accomplished a lot!

Leftover scraps used up by Amy

2016 Summer Retreat
In July, Cactus Patchers sponsored a retreat to Bear Cabin Inn in Show Low, AZ.  This was the 2nd year the group has gone to Bear Cabin, but due to work schedules and other conflicts, there were only 4 members available for the dates scheduled.  Because there is a minimum requirement of 6, we extended an invitation to 3 other chapters and ended up with 12 quilters.   What a blast!  Cactus Patchers - 4; Prickly Piecers - 2; Quilters Anonymous - 3; Nimble Thimbles - 1;  guests - 2.  Everyone had a wonderful time & it was great meeting new friends and picking up tips & tricks.  Also, there was amazing progress made by all.  Check out some of the creativity below: