July 2019 Retreat


Retreat Begins:

    Monday, July 15th, after 5 pm

Getaway Ends:

    Sunday, July 21st, 10 am

You are welcome to sew all night if you like…..the studio never closes!

**For those of you driving, please text me along the way when you stop so I know when to expect you and won’t worry about you!


We are going to be staying in the Ponderosa Lodge at the Inn.  The common area of the lodge will be the quilting area.  I am excited to spend time at this amazing Bed & Breakfast. There are some great walking trails in the area as well as a short drive from the famous Red Rocks of Sedona.  

Need Something?

If you need a pattern, fabric kit, notions, tools, sewing machine to rent or anything else, be sure to contact me ASAP so I can be sure to have it for you when you arrive.

I will have some basic supplies on site for you to purchase but let me know what you think you will need and I will have it reserved for you!

See you Soon!!!


The Inn provides breakfast.  I will have a variety of foods available for lunches and you are welcome to eat as you wish for these two meals.  The Inn also offers an afternoon tea and it has fun snack foods and provides a nice afternoon break.  Please eat dinner before you arrive on Monday as I will not be providing dinner.  I will be cooking simple but filling dinners during the week.  If you have some food allergies or other dietary needs, please bring a backup meal as I am not able to provide special meals.

Packing List


*Comfortable clothes and pajamas       (Daytime high-75-85 with                   nighttime lows-40-50 degrees)



*A rolling chair if you like

*Favorite snacks or drinks (we are        close to several markets in case      we run low on chocolate)


Don’t bring:

*Firearms or fireworks

*Pets or children




Altogether we will have 8 people. I have done my best to accommodate roommate preferences, etc.  I do ask that if you have any questions or concerns that you address them with me as soon as possible so we can make adjustments as needed.  My goal is for this retreat to be a fun-filled happy place to relax.  My motto is, “Quilting is our happy place” and I will do whatever I can to keep it that way. There are spa services available.  Please check with the B & B at check in for more information.  If you need a machine be sure to let me know so I can have one set up for you!

Other Stuff

*There will be two ironing stations         and a couple smaller irons &             pads.

*There will be two cutting stations         with mats and a few smaller             cutting mats for your use as             well.

*Wi-Fi is available in the main                  lodge and the Ponderosa lodge,         cell phone service in the area           is spotty at best.  

*Drinking water, hot chocolate and         the all-important coffee will be         available.

*Chocolate as required for                         inspiration!!!

If you would like anything else, let me know or stop and pick it up on the way.


If you are flying in and not planning to rent a car, you can arrange a shuttle with Groome Transportation.  Website is www.groometransportation.com/arizona

Just be sure to let me know when you are scheduled to arrive in Sedona so I can arrange your transport to the Inn.


Directions from Phoenix

*Travel North on I-17 towards                 Flagstaff

*Take exit 298 for AZ-179 towards         Sedona

*Travel approx. 14 miles to the               heart of Sedona

*When you come to a roundabout          turn right onto Northbound AZ          89A towards Oak Creek                    Canyon & Flagstaff

*About 1.5 miles north of Secona            you will come to Midgley                    Bridge.

*From the start of the bridge                    continue 1.5 miles and the Inn          will be on the right.

*Go to the office to check in and              get directions to the lodge

*GPS Coordinates:

        LAT-34 deg. 54’00” W

        LONG-111 deg. 43’ 52” N


*Briar Patch Inn Bed & Breakfast

         3190 N State Route 89A

         Sedona, AZ  86336

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