Annual Winter Retreat 

January 2020

Elaine Watkins

                                       Annual Quilt Retreat – Elaine Watkins –                                                                  “Quilt Retreat Definition: A weekend long sweatshop with wine and chocolate.”

-deposits for the January retreat will be due by November
-Kathy Vanacoro will collect them at the meeting.

Our annual retreat weekend will be January 17 - 19, 2020.

We will be returning to Interlaken Inn in Lakeville CT on the NY/CT border. Driving time from the Poughkeepsie side of Mid Hudson Bridge is about 1 hour straight out Rt 44E.  This is a fun long weekend to get away and sew till you drop! Bring your own projects to work on and whatever equipment you need (sewing machine, iron and board, extra light, etc.).  The cost is the same as the previous retreat this past January.  Double rooms are $350 inclusive per person for the weekend. Single is $500, triple is $300 pp, quadruple is $270 pp. This includes 2 nights stay, 2 hot breakfasts, 2 dinners, a snack Friday and Saturday, coffee, tea and water available 8AM - 10PM all days, use of workroom and all tips and taxes. Lunch is not included but there are several options. All rooms have fridges.

Please consider joining us for what promises to be a fun time. Reservations with a deposit of $100 must be made by Nov.15, 2019. Please give your completed registration form and check made out to INTERLAKEN INN to Elaine Watkins (contact info is below on the form). Balance is paid by each individual at the time of checkout.

Non-members of FDQ are welcome and may register starting Oct.9.

Some people choose to go a day early or stay a day later. This is not part of the FDQ retreat so anyone doing this makes her own arrangements. Contact the Inn at 1-800-222-2909 and ask for Jodie for prices and reservations for this extra time.

Questions, further info and reservations may be made by contacting Elaine Watkins at 485-5398, email is

First Dutchess Guild Member yes______ no_____
DOUBLE ROOM ( $350 PP ) ________ Name of Roommate ________________________________
SINGLE ROOM ( $500.00 ) ________
TRIPLE ROOM ( $300 PP ) __________ Name of Roommates________________________________
QUADRUPLE Room ($270)___________Name of Roommates____________________________________________
I would like a roommate if one is available__________Your contact info will be given to any others requesting same.
Special Needs ( Dietary, mobility, etc.) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Cost includes 2 nights, 4 meals (Friday and Sat, dinner, Sat. and Sunday breakfast), 2 snacks, coffee, tea, water all days and evenings, use of workroom, all inn facilities ( extra for some such as spa services) and all tips and taxes.
Single room is 1 king bed. Double & quad are 2 queens, triple is 2 queens and a roll away.
Reservations and deposit of $100 are due by November 15, 2019. Balance will be paid by each person to the inn at checkout. Please make checks payable to INTERLAKEN INN. Please mail.this completed form and your check to: Elaine Watkins, 274 Hooker Ave. C4, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 or give it to Elaine at a meeting. Elaine can be contacted at 485-5398 or email:
Cancellations: per the Inn's policy. If your plans change after you make your deposit or during the weekend, they will discuss it with you.