Boulder Crest Quilts

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Balcony, can you see the pond?

Balcony, can you see the pond?

Balcony

Balcony

Master bedroom

Master bedroom

Bunk bed in room 3

Bunk bed in room 3

Making the beds in room 3

Making the beds in room 3

Bedroom 2 with representives from Waterford Q G, Joshua's Hands, Train Station Quilts

Bedroom 2 with representives from Waterford Q G, Joshua’s Hands, Train Station Quilts

Cabin entry

Cabin entry

Boulder Crest Cabin

Boulder Crest Cabin

Sofa quilt

Sofa quilt

Boulder Crest ladies

Boulder Crest ladies

A few days ago I went with a group of fellow quilters to tour Boulder Crest Retreat. Boulder Crest is for wounded military warriors and is located about an hour out of Washington D.C. It is still in the construction phrase and expects to open in the fall 2013.

The area is being built entirely by donations. The land (37 arces) was given by a retired military man. The 3 cabins are bing furnished by donations also, furniture, cabinets, appliances have all been given by nationally known companies. Boy scouts have worked on landscaping for eagle scout projects. And the local quilt groups- Waterford Quilters Guild, Joshua’s Hands, and local Bee groups- are providing quilts for beds, lap quilts, and give away quilts for children.

Our tour included a nearly completed cabin. Each cabin has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen and living area with a fireplace. They are lovely and functional for handicap needs. Each unit has lots of windows and a balcony to view the Blue Ridge foothills as well as the fishing pond on the grounds.

There are big plans for this retreat. They hope to serve several hundred warriors and their families per year. Some will stay 2 nights, others 2 weeks as they are able; giving the warriors a much needed break from long term recuperative stays and quality time with families.

You may be sure that the local quilters will keep them well supplied with quilts.

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About cpgdesigns

I have over 35 years of quilting, teaching and sewing experience. I applied these skills to produce quilt patterns to encourge new quilters to express their creativity and technique with confidence. Experienced quilters will appreciate the quick, easy but versatile patterns. I hope you enjoy my view of the quilting world.

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