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Thread: What do I take to a Quilting Retreat?

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    Junior Member txstitcher's Avatar
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    I'm starting a list of must-haves! I've never been on a retreat before...what should I take?

    Thanks!

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    Machine
    Scissors
    Rulers (6x18 & a 6" square)
    Small cutting mat
    Rotary cutter
    Seam ripper
    Thread (3 colors)
    Bobbins

    That's the basics. Then whatever supplies on the list for the class. If an open sewing day...whatever!! :-)

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    Along with all the usual quilting equipment, I have found a good pair of sneakers or hiking boots came in handy when I wanted to walk in the hills (the usual retreat I go to is very rural and remote). Also, bring along a good book or few magazines to read. Because, believe it or not (GASP!!), you just might end up not feeling like sewing/quilting for a few hours!!!

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    Here's a list to get you started! One of my retreat buddies put this together for us, it's VERY handy!

    http://f1.grp.yahoofs.com/v1/8EhpTmn...ist%5B1%5D.pdf

    (I hope you can see it... )

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    Junior Member txstitcher's Avatar
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    Great ideas and tips! Keep 'em coming!

    :)

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    A list of what you take to the retreat. Check list when packing to return home. :)

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    A comfortable chair cushion....and maybe your own comfy chair...and YOUR TOOTHBRUSH LOL

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    Your favorite quilts for show and tell (if they have that). A heating pad for achy back! I love to take an empty tissue box to set next to me to use for a mini trash can. Chocolate! (I like M & M peanuts!) I always take my thermo mug for diet coke (or coffee). Quilt books and mags for inspiration! Swim suit if they have a pool. And my favorite snips!

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    What should you take? Me (LOL he he he)

    Chocolate!!
    Positive attitude!
    sewing machine.
    or donn't forget your clothes.

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    I'm leaving Sunday for my very first quilting retreat in Dillard, Georgia....Pretty sure I'm taking everything related to quilting that I own....lol....

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