We are just about all done unpacking. We had almost 50 pieces of luggage to go over to Mackinac Island. Yep, it was a lot. Our personal luggage, the trunk show (which consisted of 6 suitcases and 4 large boxes) and kits and other sundry supplies. The people at Shepler's Ferry and the Grand Hotel have it down to a science. Our stuff was loaded onto one large cart, shrink wrapped and taken over. Once on the island, the hotel wagons picked it up. It later arrived in assorted rooms all ready to be opened.
If you ever think about going - do it!! Excellent service is the rule of the day. You will not be disappointed. Keep watching the Grand Hotel's site, they will post next years quilting retreat soon. One of the guest teachers will be Kim Diehl.
The students all reported they would be back. It is like no quilting retreat you have ever been on. You will be treated like a queen.
It takes a lot for us to miss Quilt Market, but this was a special opportunity and we would go back in a heartbeat.
One of the vendors this year was Hearts to Holly Quilt Shop from Charlevoix Michigan. They have the honor of being one of the top 10 quilts shops in the current Quilt Sampler Magazine. Not only that, they are on the cover. Not only that..... they used Charlevoix fabric by Minick and Simpson in their quilt. We couldn't be happier.