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Thread: Getting ready to go on Quilt Retreat need advice

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    Getting ready to go on Quilt Retreat need advice

    going on first Quilt Retreat this weekend. For anyone who has been on one what would you recommend that I make sure and take, besides my sewing machine(of course).

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    Fabric
    Pattern
    Thread
    Extra Needles
    Marking Tools
    Cutting Tools

    Back-up project in case you finish or get bored with the one you are working on.

    Seat cushion (or even your own chair if you have doubts about what will be available)

    Clothes (outer and under)
    Medicines (if you need them)
    Cell phone charger (even if you leave the phone in your bedroom, it is nice to keep it charged)

    Snacks if not provided by retreat (or if you have dietary needs)
    Cup with lid
    Cash in case you want to go out to eat with friends.

    Hopefully others will chime in as well (I feel like I've been killing threads today).

    Cheers, K

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    Here's my checklist:

    Quilting Stuff
    Batting for design wall
    Bobbins
    Chair and/or Cushion
    Cutting Mat
    Extension Cord
    Extra Needles
    Light
    Marking Pen
    Pen & paper
    Pigma Pen
    Pincushion
    Rotary Blades
    Rotary Cutter
    Rulers
    Scissors, fabric
    Scissors, paper
    Screw Driver
    Seam Ripper
    Sewing Machine
    Sewing Machine cord and foot pedal, instruction book
    Sewing Machine feet
    Snips
    Stilletto
    Thread
    Projects
    Medical info just in case
    Camera & batteries
    Tablet/iPad & charger
    Cell phone & charger
    Tissues
    Snack to share

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    Good list. I would add:

    Extension cord and/or plug strip
    Table light like an Ott light if you have one
    Extra fat quarters for trading or games
    Bottle or two of wine

    Book to read in case you need to take a break from sewing.

    Good attitude and open mind. You will have a great time!
    Lisa

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    One of the things we needed at our retreat destination is 3 prong to 2 prong extension cord adapters.

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    Chocolates

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    Some place on here Crafty (I think) started a thread on what to take it was very itemised I printed it out about 2 pages worth, a lot of members worked on it. take extras of everything! Don't forget your machine power cord and have fun!

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    I put an address label on the foot pedal of my machine as well as on my rulers, rotary cutter, cutting board, camera and extension cord/power strip. I like my itty bitty book light so I can read and not bother anyone if you are sharing a room. Get plenty of rest as you might be too busy giggling to sleep much there.

    piney

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    Definitely mark everything you take, and take extras of everything. It's a good way to make friends if someone has forgotten their seam ripper or marking pencil and you just happen to have one.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    just came back from one last weekend. Extra bulb for sewing machine - one ladies bulb blew, slippers - had them on all weekend. Have a good time!

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