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Old 01-14-2010, 01:23 PM
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I'm so excited I'm going on a quilt retreat with some friends Near Jackson Hole WY for 4 days in May. Its my first quilting retreat. CAN'T WAIT! :D :D :D :D :thumbup:
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Old 01-14-2010, 03:05 PM
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Sounds like fun!! Can I come too?
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Old 01-14-2010, 03:07 PM
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you are so lucky..have fun!
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Old 01-14-2010, 03:31 PM
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what a beautiful area to have a retreat you are one lucky lady
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Old 01-14-2010, 03:42 PM
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awesome! have fun
tip: clean & oil your machine, put on new needle and wind bobbins before you leave home. I always bring extra rotary blades and machine needles.
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Lucky Lucky and what a beautiful place, too!!!
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Old 01-14-2010, 03:51 PM
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Oh, have a wonderful time. A friend and I go to one every March, wouldn't miss it. Bring a variety of things to work on, cut and ready to sew if possible. I usually bring something already in progress, something small, and one more, possibly handwork. Breaks up the monotony if I am getting bored, or if I've made a mistake and need to step away from a project.

I'd also recommend you bring the manual for your machine, just in case. Have also heard that the presser foot and power cord are frequently forgotten.

Have a great time, we'll be looking forward to pictures!
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Are you taking classes or are you finishing UFO's? Sounds like fun!
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You will have sewww much fun. Remember, you will eat toooo much and not sleep enough :!: :!: :!:
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I love retreat. Nothing but eating,sleeping and sewing. Well their is a little gossiping that goes on. Right on about taking quilt projects ready to sew. You can use very large zip lock bags to place all cut pieces, extra fabric, and the pattern. I usually take 4 to 6 projects. Sometimes I am not in the mood to deal with that project. Also, make a list of all essential items, start now. Use the list to pack. Dress comfortably in layers because someone is always hot or cold and play thermostat shuffle. I usually wear pajamas all weekend.

Actually I do more sewing on retreat than at home.
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