This retreat is like a reunion of dear old friends. We all know each other so well we ask about children/grandchildren by names. We remember what each other was working on last year, and who was having what issue at work or home. Everyone quilts but we have lots more in common. We have two newcomers and they fit right in like long lost relatives. I LOVE these ladies so much and I am so thankful they let me be a part of their lives!