On October 20th and 21st, thirty members of Firehouse Quilts attended an appreciation retreat in Louviers. They were able to sew for the two days in the beautiful Village Club that is now 100 years old. Everyone received great door prizes after making four blocks that will be assembled in a FHQ quilt. After a delicious dinner Friday,there were gift bags for all filled with wonderful surprises. A big thanks goes out to Bonnie G. for getting all of the donated items for these bags and door prizes and to Joyce S. for helping her assemble the bags. Gorgeous fall colors and weather were enjoyed by all while they ate some of their meals outside. The board members cannot thank our membership enough for all of their hard work throughout the year in making quilts for children in crisis.