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Designed for quilters, scrapbookers and crafters

About Dragonfly Dreams

Dragonfly Dreams is a bed & breakfast-style retreat center designed with the needs of quilters, scrapbookers and crafters in mind. The main-level area is well-lit, featuring eight 30x60" individual workstations with ergonomically-correct chairs. Within walking distance to one great quilt shops, gift shops along with many restaurants to choose from. Catch some fresh air on the wrap-around porch overlooking Patton Park.

About the Retreat

Dragonfly Dreams is an LLC, which was formed in November of 2006, and owned by Kathy Jo Rodester. Kathy Jo has over 35 years of quilting experience with over 13 years of operating an in home quilting business, with a 14' long arm-quilting machine that she gave up when purchasing the retreat, she also beads, knit and her favorite new thing is making quilted ornaments.  Kathy Jo has many of her craft items for sale in the She Shed (garage) at the retreat. It has been Kathy Jo's dream to own an old Victorian Home and turn it into a Retreat Center.

Who we are

We were married May of 2005 after meeting on line and dating for several years. Because of our love for cars we decided to change our name when we were married, so what we did is combined our two last names. Jim's was Rodewald and Kathy Jo's was Webster so we took Jim's first four letters and Kathy Jo's last 4 letters to make Rodester (pronounced Roadster) We have been able to support each other in our dreams. Jim found a sign to hang in our kitchen at my retreat center that says: Wish It, Dream It, Do It — which has been our motto.

Jim & Kathy Jo also collect classic cars. Jim's passion is finding the next Mopar for our collection, so don't be surprised if you see one of our classics in the driveway!  Jim even went farther with getting Kathy Jo her car she always wanted a convertible bug.

A historic location

The home was built in 1887 for Dr. Wilson, as his office and residences. You'll find many of the original antique charm in tact, such as the original intercom system, and the oldest bathroom in Lake City, Minnesota.

We have updated the flooring in the upstairs bedrooms, here is Helena's Room