Why We Are Here…

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever.  Amen.  Ephesians 3:20-21

Suzie Q Quilts and Valley Ranch Retreat & Event Center are definitely an answer to prayer and the desires of my heart.  I have always loved fabrics and learned to sew at a very young age on my mother’s treadle sewing machine.  I watched my Mother and Aunt Vivian make a “friendship” quilt with blocks of pieced ships that had a place for friends to sign their names.  I remember thinking they must have been the two smartest women in the world.  That settled the love of quilting in my heart and spirit at the age of seven.

I realized a few years ago that this would be the perfect area for quilting retreats.  But, we didn’t have a quilt shop within 100 miles; although I know first hand that quilters will drive much farther than that for fabric and supplies!  I saw this as the perfect opportunity to do what I have always wanted to do, start my own quilt shop!  Suzie Q Quilts quickly became a reality and has recently been relocated to the Valley Ranch Event Center where quilters gather to enjoy the beautiful countryside as they piece and sew and can now shop to their hearts content!

As one prayer leads to another, I now have that special place that I have wanted for such a long time and I think is “The Best of Both Worlds” – a place where gals can come to sew, share, relax and enjoy themselves in an atmosphere that offers up comfort, peace and tranquility and Suzie Q Quilts close by for shopping!   Valley Ranch Retreat & Event Center is a beautiful place located on 8 acres just 2 miles from downtown Camp Wood (population 700) in the beautiful Texas Hill Country.   Whitetail and Axis deer, antelope and a wide variety of other wildlife roam around on the property.  Besides being the perfect setting for a quilting retreat, it is also a great venue for Christian retreats, corporate retreats, weddings, receptions and many other types of events.

Our Lord always does more than we expect, ask or can even imagine.  He has provided me with every need and supplied wonderful help for every area of the Retreat Center and the Quilt Shop – great gals that go the extra mile to make everything comfortable and cozy for everyone.  This is truly  “A Quilter’s Delight”!  Suzie Q Quilts and Valley Ranch Retreat & Event Center ~ “The Best of Both Worlds” and certainly worth “Going the Extra Mile”!

Come visit us.  Book a retreat and “Piece in the Valley” at the Valley Ranch Retreat & Event Center!  We’d love to have you!

Sue Pryse

Delight yourself also in The Lord and He shall give you the desires of your heart.  Psalms 37:4

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