there were 12 "gals" from Charlotte, NC who went to Myrtle Beach for a weekend. Back in 1989 I invited a group of women from my quilt guild to to Myrtle Beach for a winter weekend. We had become friends and I had a one night sleepover at my house to finish up projects for our upcoming quilt show. I thought we needed a whole weekend. So after a guild meeting I suggested we go to the beach in January. It is the ONLY time in my life that ALL 12 that were invited could actually make it. We took our own projects and stayed in some condos. We had a wonderful time making a calender of crazy pictures with each of us taking a month. (Ours husbands were less than thrilled - it wasn't exactly made with professional photos.)
The next year there were 15 of us. We made another calender, played practical jokes and just had a wonderful time.
So.. for the 2012 party we will be at the Marriott!! Where there is room for the 2nd Vendor Extravaganza!!
Over the years I have LOVED getting the party together. I have always tried to look at this as a GIANT sleepover -- with quilting as a "reason". I never had slumber parties as a teenager so I have made up for it!!
I have made so many wonderful friends!! I hope to continue for a lot more years....because I have come to realize this is "My Calling". See you soon.