They stayed in touch through that Yahoo group, but then Facebook appeared on the scene and they all moved over to Facebook. They have shared life with each other through pictures, posts, emails and Facebook messenger with a couple of them even meeting face to face at one time or another.
One day they all decided that they must get together for a retreat, so that way they could all meet face to face and sew together. They started planning the day it would happen and started looking for a place to have this retreat that was in the middle of the US. This way it wasn't too far for one person to get there.