ITEMS TO BRING TO THE RETREAT:
*A salad for Thursday's noon 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!!! :)
*PANEL QUILT made from the panel you got from Marcia at the 2017 retreat.
* One or two children's pillowcases to donate to our "Betty Cases" charity project. The school nurse gives needy elementary children these pillowcases at Christmas time with necessary items (socks, mittens, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc) tucked inside the pillowcases. We have 100 right now, but will give away approximately 60 of those pillowcases this Christmas.
*Three FQs in BRIGHT POLKA DOTS (or any dot print) for our LCR game! It doesn't make any difference what the background colors are as long as the backgrounds and polka dots are bright!
*Please bring three quilt related items in a RECYCLED GIFT BAG for our swap. The three items to tuck inside the "MYSTERY BAG" are: 1) a quilt book or pattern you no longer want; 2) a quilt tool (e.g.- a seam ripper, tape measure, scissors, a duplicate of a tool you already have or maybe even a special ruler you had to have but don't use; 3) TWO yards of fabric you are no longer in love with or you wish to donate! The two yards can consist of 8 FQs, four 1/2 yards cuts, whatever....as long as it equals TWO yards of fabric! (And NO...the fabrics do not have to be coordinating if you have more than one fabric!) Place these three things into 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 or contribute it to IQ's Garage Sale!
*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!
FYI- those of you participating in this year's IQ's Birthday Swap can bring along Jan's birthday card & Nine Patches to the retreat (and save yourself some postage)! Her b'day is August 8th! :)
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. Diane, Rhonda, and I will bring a LARGE cutting mat to share with others.
THURSDAY at 7 PM- "Show & Tell" of quilts brought from home and sharing of the pillowcases made for our "Betty-Case" charity project.
FRIDAY at 4:00 PM- "PANEL" quilts shared and next year's challenge revealed! :)
at 7 PM- LCR game (using 3 FQs of bright polka dot prints) and the "Mystery Bag" exchange
SATURDAY at 9:00 AM- Garage Sale
Marcia, I'm too lazy to go back and search the other discussion to see if you mentioned how early we can get into the conference room on Thursday. I realize the bedrooms probably won't be ready, but can we dump off the sewing stuff before we go to Diane's for lunch?
Jackie, in the past I know that several guests have stayed Wednesday night, so I think the conference room is open pretty early for us.
I know that I have stored my luggage in the conference room until the room was ready. Last year I waited and asked around 1:00 if the room was ready. They told me that the room was ready for me at 10:00 because I was part of our group and they had an early check in for us. Don't know what will happen this year since Roy isn't there...but it doesn't hurt to stop at the desk and ask when we roll through.
don't know for sure on times but most of the years people have set up in the conference room before coming to my house, so I'd say if you get to Story before noon go ahead and set up, if you get here close to noon just come on over to my place, if you don't make it for the lunch at my place you can probably check in your room and then set up.
My memory is not as good as it once was. Could someone please remind me of the temp in the conference room. I seem to remember that it could be chilly. I know my sis is planning on bringing all short sleeves and shorts. So thought I would give her a heads up. But I am only 40% confident on my memory.
Depends on where you sit! If you happen to be in line with an air vent it is cool, if you aren't it gets warm.
yes Tressa's mom had to wear a headscarf last year since she was by a vent...I get hot easily so if no one wants to sit by a vent leave that space for me and I'll sit there
I think your sister should bring both shorts and slacks; she can change if she's too hot or cold. Same with short and long sleeves. Of course, all the hot air I sometimes spout when saying those big words will warm things up LOL!
Also the point in life...some places are never cool enough even when the thermostat is set on iceberg!
Pretty sure that Kelli and I will not be at the luncheon on Thursday. My chauffeur will probably want lunch in Ames. I will let you know if our plans change.
Also if we are all at Diane's for lunch we probably want that room locked until we get back to start sewing. Dont want anyone in there messing with our stuff.
I am planning on being there early on Thurs. I'm spending the night in Ankeny and will get on the road north early. Doubt that my room will be ready but that is okay. I have a lot of stuff to bring so I'll either leave it in the car or take it to the conference room. So excited about seeing everyone.