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Thread: ♥ Quilting Retreats Checklist (List you can print)

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    If you have more ideas, please post them here on this thread so I can add them to our long list.

    Here is another up to date list and if you think of anything else that needs to be added please let me know

    Quilting Retreats Check off list:

    ***be sure to have some way to mark your tools with your name, address label, cool bead chains for your scissors, etc.) so you don't loose your items, easy to get mixed up if you share with others ***

    Contact Form (list who to contact in case of Emergency, names, phone #'s and cell phone #'s)
    list of medicines you take
    allergies
    list surgeries you have had

    Bag to carry your projects in
    Bobbins
    Cutting Mats
    Cushion to sit on
    Design Wall (Portable Design Wall)
    Extension Cords
    Extra Sewing Machine Needles (Universal will be fine)
    Fabric Markers
    Fabric Scissors
    Fabrics
    Fabrics (in Project bags with your pattern)
    Iron
    Ironing Board
    Lights
    Notebook and pencil to take notes
    Ott Lights
    Painter Tape (to secure cords on the floor)
    Patterns
    Pins
    Pincushion
    Quilt Books
    Quilt Magazines
    Rotary Cutters & ** be sure to have extra blades
    Rotary Ruler (or your favorite longer size)
    Rulers
    Safety Pins
    Seam Ripper (sorry - that might be needed)
    Sewing Machine
    Sewing Machine Attachments
    Sewing Machine Power Cord (you would be surprised at
    the number of ladies that leave home without it!!)
    Sewing Machine you are familiar with and instruction manual (just in case)
    Snips
    Spray Bottle (water)
    Starch or Sizing
    Straight Pins
    Sticky Notes
    Threads (All Colors)
    Thread Catcher and small pop up trash bin
    Wash-out marker
    Zip Lock Bags (a nice way to organize your project) projects!!!

    SEWING SUPPLIES [/B}

    pins
    scissors
    needles
    thread
    safey pins
    seam rippers

    [b] ROTARY CUTTING SUPPLIES

    Rotary Cutter
    Rotary Cutter Extra Blades
    Rotary Mats
    Rulers (be sure to put your name on them)

    [b] SEWING MACHINE/ACCESSORIES [B]

    Sewing Machines
    Sewing Machine Foot Pedal
    Sewin Machine Manul
    Assorted Feet
    Screw Driver
    Oil for your machine
    small brush
    extra bulbs
    needles
    bobbins
    extension cords
    surge protector
    Light (Ott Lights)

    Class/Project Supplies

    Each Project in its own bag with pattern and fabrics!
    paper
    pen/pencil
    fusible
    spray starch
    pre cut fabric
    books
    patterns
    compass protractor
    string

    Other Stuff:

    ** Dress in layers, some rooms cold, some very warm
    ** Digital Camera with several sets of extra batteries
    ** Cell Phone and Charger
    ** Lap Top, (all electric cords and chargers)
    ** Shopping List for completing UFO's, starting new project, stash building

    BE SURE TO PACK YOUR SUITCASE:

    Camera
    $$$$$
    Credit Cards
    Cell Phone
    Lap Tops


    (For a Retreat: clothes,

    Personal items:

    Emergency Contact Paper (Names, Home Phone #'s, Cell Phone #s)
    List of Medicines you take
    Allegies List

    Bandaids
    Curling Irons
    Deodorant
    Finger Nail File
    Hair Dryer
    Kleenex
    Nail Polish
    Nail Polish Remover
    Perfume
    Shampoo
    Soap
    Toilet Paper
    Toothbrush and Tooth Paste
    (Denture Cleaning Supplies)

    CLOTHES:

    Bras
    Jackets
    Pj's or nightgowns
    Shoes
    Socks
    Slippers
    Sweatshirts
    Tops
    Underwear

    Quilt for your bed
    Pillow for your bed

    Glasses
    Desk Top Fan
    Flashlight
    Nightlight

    Snacks: chips, pretzels, cookies (in ziplock bags to keep snacks fresh)
    Water, pop, chocolate


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    WOW, what a handy list! I will definitely use this for my upcoming guild retreat next Feb.

    The only thing I would add is a small desktop fan. I always have one handy for when I flash into my own tropical paradise. :D

    Great list and thanks for sharing!!

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    great idea, I will add a desk top fan to the list, thank you

    Quote Originally Posted by RenaB
    WOW, what a handy list! I will definitely use this for my upcoming guild retreat next Feb.

    The only thing I would add is a small desktop fan. I always have one handy for when I flash into my own tropical paradise. :D

    Great list and thanks for sharing!!

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    That is a great list you provided. I'm surprised at the large amount of items as I will be attending my first retreat in a few months. Hopefully I'll have enough space in my car for me and my friend and all our "stuff."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jill
    That is a great list you provided. I'm surprised at the large amount of items as I will be attending my first retreat in a few months. Hopefully I'll have enough space in my car for me and my friend and all our "stuff."
    trust me, if you prep your projects you really do not need all of this stuff...fine tune the list to fit YOUR needs and your retreat area!

    have fun!

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    I would add colored pencils and graph paper for sketching out new ideas. Also nice to have are freezer paper (for applique and/or signature/label blocks) and wax paper & a towel (for cleaning applique gunk off the iron).

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    yes this is just a list to help all of us and you can pack accordingly to each of you and your retreat areas

    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    Quote Originally Posted by Jill
    That is a great list you provided. I'm surprised at the large amount of items as I will be attending my first retreat in a few months. Hopefully I'll have enough space in my car for me and my friend and all our "stuff."
    trust me, if you prep your projects you really do not need all of this stuff...fine tune the list to fit YOUR needs and your retreat area!

    have fun!

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    great ideas, thanks I will add them to our growing list, thank you!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by qbquilts
    I would add colored pencils and graph paper for sketching out new ideas. Also nice to have are freezer paper (for applique and/or signature/label blocks) and wax paper & a towel (for cleaning applique gunk off the iron).

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    wow, crafty bear, thank you for putting this list together. it is very handy. hope to take a little quilty holiday. (maybe next year) lol, this year kind of got away from me. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    Quote Originally Posted by Jill
    That is a great list you provided. I'm surprised at the large amount of items as I will be attending my first retreat in a few months. Hopefully I'll have enough space in my car for me and my friend and all our "stuff."
    trust me, if you prep your projects you really do not need all of this stuff...fine tune the list to fit YOUR needs and your retreat area!

    have fun!

    Also - if you're going with a friend, you can share some of the supplies - like painter's tape, sizing/starch, ironing station (since most places do not have the power/space for individual ironing stations), rotary mats & rulers (again, not all places have room for large individual cutting stations and usually have a few designated cutting stations scattered throughout the area).

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    great ideas, thanks I will add them to our growing list, thank you!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by qbquilts
    I would add colored pencils and graph paper for sketching out new ideas. Also nice to have are freezer paper (for applique and/or signature/label blocks) and wax paper & a towel (for cleaning applique gunk off the iron).
    I just thought of another one - SURGE PROTECTOR! At the camps/retreats I've been to, these are a necessity to be able to plug all your stuff in (machine, lamp, possibly iron, etc.) Usually not enough plugs are available for every item at every station.

    Never mind - I just saw it in the grouped list, but it's not listed in the alphabetical section.

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    Good to have a check off list. Don't want to forget basics.
    Went to a family reunion where a cousin forgot her underwear. We teased her no end. :)

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    One thing that I would add is to bring yourself some calling cards to easily exchange contact info. No doubt, you wil make some long lasting friends. So either you can design/print out some business card sized cards from your computer yourself, or go to an inexpensive print house to have some printed (for less than $10.00). Have a look at mine that I ordered from Vistaprint.ca I take them with me. I got 250 for about $12 incl. shipping. I keep them as part of my sewing kit and in my purse and I love using them. They're so easy.

    http://quilt-knit-run-sew.blogspot.c...ling-card.html
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    What a great list!! and yes, I've left the power cord behind before... sigh... one little distraction while putting the machine in the case... sigh... :oops:

    And to Gail... another great idea!!

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    Wish I had a retreat to pack for, oh well maybe some day.

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    thanks for sharing.....im going to my first retreat soon and was wondering about this!
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    I always forget to bring my cell phone charger, even on just a basic trip anywhere. Please add this.

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    WOW! what a packing list..... Think I'll have the RETREAT at MY house! lol !!!!

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    So funny this subject came up. I am going on a quilt retreat this weekend on Cape Cod and one thing we have found handy is a set of 4 bed risers to put under the folding table we use as our cutting table. Just that extra height makes it much easier for cutting.

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    Thanks for the list. How long is a retreat?

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    Your medications if you take any.

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    Thanks! Great list and very helpful. Now I just need a retreat to go to.

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    A notebook and pencil for writing down names, addresses,and email address, of new friends that you may meet at the retreat.

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    Thanks for getting together the outstanding list. It will be extremely helpful.

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    WOW, thanks. You saved me the trouble.

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