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Thread: What I learned at quilt retreat

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    I LIKE your style!!!
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    I'm sorry I had to laugh when I read your post. Thumbs up to you for moving and avoiding the disasters. Me, I would of been the one frozen in place and trapped by the selfish slobs and vowing to never go to another retreat. Good for you for not wasting your time or money.
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    Glad you found your "comfort zone". Nobody should have to retreat from a retreat! lol
    I sure wish people could be more respectful of others.
    Being skinny isn't easy, so I gave up and opted for being sexy instead. (aunty acid)

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    Wow are retreats really worth it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cowgirlquilter View Post
    Wow are retreats really worth it?
    Having just returned from a retreat I have to say resoundingly YES! I have yet to have a bad time at one or have a neighbor that annoyed me. I spent all of my waking hours sewing with my friends with breaks to have meals with my friends. There were about 85 quilters there and it was wonderful to see all of their work. Our next one is in January, and we'll have another in March with this same group. Meanwhile, we're planning our own smaller retreat sometime over the next year.

    I don't think I've had as good a time anywhere, so I highly recommend it!

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    Oh, I love the retreats held here in my town. It is certainly worth it. I have made great friends that show up for every retreat. The rules are posted and you'd think adults would know to follow them. There is no assigned seating, first come, first pick.
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    A retreat is what you make it. You will either have a good attitude and sew, and learn and laugh or not. As for me, I love them. I always talk a little, laugh alot, sew a bunch, teach a ton, help with a smile, meet new friends and enjoy old and precious ones. It doesn't get any better, your with other quilters for goodness sake! What's not to love. If cell phones bug......then have a vibrate only rule and go outside to talk, easy peasy. Someone brings a machine they don't know, the host should take care of that. I have pitched in many times and in 30 minutes or so, problem solved....basics taughtand we are "all" on our way. I just came from one this last weekend and it was AWESOME! Did I help others with their machines? Yep. Did I help others with their projects? Yep. Did I still get 3 quilt tops done? Yep. You help others and they help you. It's what we do, along with laughing, joking, teasing, eating and just having the best time ever.

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    In my guild' retreats, the rudeness of this would have been 'splained' to her. I'm glad you were able to shift.

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    Needed the laugh early in the a.m... I would be the one that never went to a retreat, and not know to move before it was too late. I hate being a snot, but love my quiet time with a machine, and I'm there to learn. Cell phones aren't a problem. It's the people that are using them, and their entitlement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Glad you made it work ... you are lucky there were options to move.

    Most times there are not, and you are "locked in" whether you like it or not!
    This my experience...assigned placement. My last retreat I was next to a woman whose machine rattled not only the table but my teeth too. Made it difficult to work and concentrate. Not a fun weekend.

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