I’d never been to a full three day retreat, so this year I went with a friend out to the National Confer- ence Center in Leesburg to meet up with, and make new, sewing friends. It was, truly, a great experience. Thank you to Sylvia Gould and Karen Gilbert for your untiring volunteer efforts, and all who helped out. Thank you to the center for the incredible service and the food – goodness. If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you’ll know what I mean when I say it was like being a 12 year-old dining at Hogwart’s. Here are some of the photos from the retreat, taken by Sylvia. Enjoy, and don’t forget to put aside the dates for the Winter Retreat in Win- chester. Look for the registration form in the next newsletter.