Last weekend 16 of us found quilter’s heaven on earth in Gary, SD – the Buffalo Ridge Resort Quilting Retreat!
We all had a WONDERFUL time! Buffalo Ridge was the South Dakota School for the Blind in the first half of the 1900s. After it was closed in the 1960s it fell into disrepair. A few years ago a business man bought and restored it, and turned it into a resort and convention center. The grounds and buildings are beautiful. Below is Woodbury Hall, which was the girl’s dormitory, gymnasium and music rooms.
The ground floor is now the Sundance Ballroom, which was where we sewed.
Roger took us on a very informative tour of the grounds:
We had a nametag decorating contest, winners were: 1st – Elisa, 2nd – Betsy, and 3rd – Sandy
And Chef Steve fed us EXTREMELY well:
Thanks to all the staff at Buffalo Ridge Resort for making our stay so wonderful. And thanks to the participants who took a chance and signed up for this first retreat. I think it turned out great, and hope you feel the same way!