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Old 01-10-2018, 10:36 AM
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I am going on a Three night four day retreat with my SIL in Berlin Ohio. Who has gone on one and what should I take with us. Rooms are generous, refrig microwave and TV, we are going to take easy lunch and dinner items. Breakfast is in the package. I don't want to take to little or to much.
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Old 01-10-2018, 11:37 AM
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How fun!! It will be cold there so you may want to consider a crockpot...chili or BBQ beef.... Maybe take snacks that can be returned to your own pantry like crackers, cheese, cookies, microwave popcorn....CANDY!! If it were me, I'd eat out but that can get costly. I just prefer not to cook while on vacation. Wouldn't be a vacation otherwise in my mind. But budget can get in the way of that for some. They have grocery stores so, if you forget something, easy fix. Have a great time...
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Have fun! I am jealous!!
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How exciting! Make sure to bring an extension cord or two.
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Old 01-10-2018, 12:16 PM
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I go on retreat about 2 times a year. I plan for 1 or 2 projects per day, bring them all cut out and bagged with labels as to what they are. Cutting matt, rotary cutter, seam ripper, sewing machine (and foot pedal), iron, pressing matt, a 6" x 12" ruler and a 12 1/2" square ruler, extra blades & needles, thread and any other items you use in your daily sewing. Prewind a stack of bobbins, and make copies of the patterns you are working on so you can mark off the steps as you complete them (helps you find where you were after break). Lots of snacks (healthy if possible), comfy clothes, jammies, medication you take and your personal items. The first time or two I went on retreat I hauled half my sewing room, didn't use most of it and had to haul in and back out so streamlined the process. Most of all have fun, relax, sew, laugh, eat, and make great memories.
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Remember to mark your rulers, mats etc with your name because everybody has one just like yours!
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Here's a checklist my group came up with several years ago. The original is in a .pdf format with boxes that you can check off as you go. A .pdf would be a lot easier to upload and print out, but apparently that's not allowed?

Sewing machine
cord
foot pedal
feet
thread holder
needles
bobbins
thread
power strip
extension table for machine
pins/needles
seam ripper
scissors
fabric
paper
marking tools
pen
pencil
chalk
eraser
rotary cutter(s)
extra blades
tape measure
calculator
glue stick
iron
ironing board w/clamps
water bottle for iron
cutting mat
rulers
lamp
notebook
projects - fabric
1) (this would be where you list your projects)
2)
3)
show & tell

personal
pillow
quilt to put on bed
camera
phone charger
towel/washcloth
reading glasses
clothes
robe
slippers
bathroom items
shampoo
conditioner
makeup
hair brush
hair dryer
deodorant
toothbrush
toothpaste
medications

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Old 01-10-2018, 03:24 PM
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Thanks for all the great ideas. Think I will ask the Quilt shop what they are providing, for the sewing room. Show all this to my sister and between the two of us, we will be covered.
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Old 01-10-2018, 03:46 PM
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It might be useful to take a flannel-backed vinyl tablecloth to use as a design board and some masking tape to hang it with. Even if you canít hang it, you could still use it as a design board and roll it up with the blocks in it. Have a great time.
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Yep we went to a retreat once, lady forgot her foot peddle. Good thing I took an extra machine...just in case.
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