Quilt With Us

Our August Retreat is Friday, August 7th through Sunday, August 9th at the Comfort Inn (in Story City).  We have the conference room rented (an additional $25 a day) for three days.  You may arrive anytime after 10:00 AM on Friday and stay until the last quilter goes home on Sunday!  Please know that if you come before 3 PM on Friday- your rooms will not be available until 3:00!  You are certainly welcome to carry your sewing stuff and projects into the conference room and sew.  (However, you just can't unpack in your room till they are done with the cleaning!)

I had ten rooms reserved for this year when I booked this date last year.  So far, six of the rooms are already booked by the following gals:

Pat A., Mary G., Marybeth, & Marilyn

Marcia, Rosie, and Linda N 

Rhonda & sister JoAnn

Tressa J & mother Janice

Sandy O 

Deb S & Darce

DAY TRIPPERS:  

Diane

Karen Hanson

*Please call Comfort Inn at 515-733-6363 if you wish to book a room.  Tell them you are with Iowa Quilters.  The room rate is $89.99 per night.  There are 3 rooms left:  2 rooms with two queens each and 1 room with a king-sized bed.

 

ITEMS TO BRING TO THE RETREAT:

*A salad for Friday noon's luncheon at Diane's home

*Your beverage of choice (water, tea, pop, wine....whatever your preference) for the duration of the retreat

*Snack to set out on the community snack table to be shared with everyone (cookies, chocolate, bars, fresh fruit, chocolate, licorice, candy, nuts, mints, chocolate, trail mix....you get the idea!)  Quilters are partial to chocolate!!!  :)

*Lap robe made from the colors spotlighted in the wrapper of your favorite candy bar.  Remember the rules to this challenge!  If you're not sure- ask me!  BIG PRIZE for the winning quilt!  :)

*Three 2 1/2" strips in the SUNSHINE GRAY color way (soft gray, buttery yellow, and white on white) for our LCR game.  Printed fabric that uses all three of these colors is quite acceptable!

*Two FQs in an OCEAN color way:  calming blue, soothing turquoise, or sandy tan!  

*Please bring three quilt related items in a RECYCLED GIFT BAG for our swap.  Suggestions for the three items you might choose to tuck inside the "MYSTERY BAG" are:  a quilt book you no longer want, a quilt tool (seam ripper, tape measure, scissors, etc...maybe you bought a duplicate of a tool you already have), a special ruler you had to have but don't use, a piece of fabric you are no longer in love with, a quilt pattern you tried but won't use again, etc.  Anyway- you get the idea!  Choose three things to put in a recycled gift bag for our swap activity!  After we are done playing the game and you received something in the bag you don't think you'll use - we can swap with one another after the game!

*Any additional sewing related items (not tucked inside the "Mystery Bag") can be added to our annual GARAGE SALE!  Here's a great opportunity to clean out those no-longer-needed items in your sewing room and have them adopted by your fellow quilters!  Feel free to bring other craft items such as yarn, beads, felt, buttons, etc. -since everything seems to find a home at these garage sales!  Even novels, audio books, and cookbooks can be added to the garage sale since we have a lot of avid readers in our group!

*Two or three quilt projects you have completed and would like to share during our "SHOW & TELL"

*Remember your quilting buddy:  your friendly stuffed GORILLA!

THIS AND THAT:

*I will bring two sets of bed risers to place under the legs of two long tables to make them a comfortable height for cutting tables.

*The hotel will supply the irons and ironing boards. (These are from the rooms but the staff will have them in the conference room for us to use during the retreat.)  You may wish to bring your own personal mini-iron and small ironing pad so you can do this task in your work space.

*Bring your own rotary cutter, scissors, and rulers.  You may decide to bring a small cutting mat, but it's silly for all of us to bring large cutting mats.  Bringing a LARGE cutting mat to share with others:  Marcia, Lynne, Deb S, and Diane.  

 

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great idea Sandy

I'll be day tripping. I have offered my house as the site for a potluck salad lunch on Friday. Also everyone is welcome to come in the evenings to sit out at the fire pit with adult beverages if anyone is interested. It is within walking distance from the hotel.

Are we going to be on our own for the remaining meals?

Is your house within staggering distance from the hotel!  Just in case the New Age wine gets the better of us ;^)

Yes it is!

Diane, that sounds great.

I would be okay with being on my own for remaining meals....but if something is already in the works, I will be okay with that also. 

Mom, aka Janice,  and I will be sharing the room.

Add me to the list   ;-)  And as Pat said, we will be sharing a room for the duration.

Mary G.

Hello Marcia
I will be day tripping again this year

Can't wait. Plan on going all three days. I have reserved a room and would really like a roommate. Let me know if anyone would like to share.

 Also, Sandy that's a great idea.

Marcia, it will be me and my sis JoAnn coming.

I guess I'd better get off the fence, one side or the other. I'm not going to be able to make it this year. Every time I bring it up, DH cringes and makes all kinds of faces. Better play it safe so I have a place to live.  I will finish the candy bar quilt and get it there one way or another. Bummed.......

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