is known for its near perfect climate. It's also famous for its charming
Mediterranean style architecture and world class shopping. But what
is truly special about Santa Barbara is its incredible natural beauty.
On one side, the awe-inspiring Pacific Ocean and the Channel Islands
Marine Sanctuary border its shores. On the other, the Santa Ynez Mountains
rise dramatically and are filled with myriad hiking trails, gorgeous
vistas, sacred sandstone formations, waterfalls and running streams.
Plants from nearly every climate thrive here and are evident in the
many gardens and parks around town.With all these gifts, Santa Barbara
has become a highly sought after place to live and to retreat. We invite
you to join us in this very special community for a remarkable experience
in the joy of quilting. Come be inspired and nurture your creative well-being
in this beautiful California town!
hold our quilting retreats in several locations in the Santa Barbara
Click on the links to see photos and details of the 2 retreat centers
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ventura, California
•The Casa de Maria, Montecito, California
you visit the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach you will be pleased to
find a magical place expertly maintained with services meant to
accommodate you during your time with us.
try C Street Restaurant, Ventura's new Gold Coast concept restaurant.
Featuring fresh local flavors, seafood and spectacular wines.
Treat yourself to California inspired cuisine with a friendly,
contemporary atmosphere. Conveniently located by the hotel lobby,
and open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
pampered here for an unforgettable experience!
Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel
a recently completed $15 million renovation!
explore Ventura Beach and you'll uncover a treasure within the
Crowne Plaza® Ventura Beach Hotel.
directly on the beach, the subtle sounds of waves crashing against
the sand will sooth you from the moment you wake up to the time
your head touches the pillow for the night.
Within the Crowne Plaza® Ventura Beach hotel and in the
surrounding areas, you can treat yourself to things such as...
• Adjacent to Ventura's Historic Pier
• 30 Minutes South of Santa Barbara
• Walking distance to Historic Downtown Ventura, and AMTRAK
• Full Service Beachfront Hotel
• Newly renovated rooms and suites with ocean views and
• Heated oceanfront swimming pool
• Convenient Parking
• Free Highspeed Wireless Internet
new AQUA Beachfront Bar is Ventura's hottest contemporary
lounge. Enjoy the pure Gold Coast atmosphere with your favorite
beverage while overlooking the crashing waves of Ventura's
Casa de Maria, Montecito, California
The Casa de Maria is a private retreat center located in the Montecito
section of Santa Barbara, set on 25 acres of oaks, fruit trees,
meadows and gardens. It is a peaceful and unique facility, making
it the ideal place for a quilting retreat. The food is good, the
rooms are comfortable and the classroom is perfect for quilters
needs. Come and kick back and quilt, quilt, quilt!
Part of the 25 acre site at Casa de Maria
The Grounds at Casa de Maria
Simple & comfortable rooms
hard part is choosing which location you like best!
Barbara Quilting Retreats
by artemis studios,
a santa barbara design company