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Santa Barbara ~ 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!

We hold our quilting retreats in several locations in the Santa Barbara area.
Click on the links to see photos and details of the 2 retreat centers

The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ventura, California

The Casa de Maria, Montecito, California

When 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.

Or 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.

Be pampered here for an unforgettable experience!

Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel
featuring a recently completed $15 million renovation!

Come explore Ventura Beach and you'll uncover a treasure within the Crowne Plaza® Ventura Beach Hotel.

Located 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 balconies
• Heated oceanfront swimming pool
• Convenient Parking
• Free Highspeed Wireless Internet

The 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 Pacific coast.


•The 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!

Beautiful Art

Part of the 25 acre site at Casa de Maria


The Grounds at Casa de Maria

Finding inspiration

Simple & comfortable rooms

The hard part is choosing which location you like best!

Santa Barbara SunsetSanta Barbara Quilt

Koi at Alice Keck Park, by Mike Hedrick

Santa Barbara Quilting Retreats


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