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 a quilt block thats name begins with the SAME LETTER as your first name! Try to keep the lap robe to 36"x36" so it won't get caught in the wheels of any wheelchairs.
*Three batik FQs in SUNSET colors for our LCR game!
*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!
*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. Diane, Sandy, and I will bring LARGE cutting mats to share with others.
Just a food "heads up".....I'm bringing deviled eggs to the salad luncheon. I decided they travel well and lots of people don't like to fuss with them so they are usually one of the things I like to make. Hope I didn't step on anyone else's plans to make them ;^)
Marcia...I don't see Marybeth's name on the roster; isn't she attending? Also, Mary Graf told me she planned to attend and the last you posted you hadn't heard from her yet.
What is the final list of attendees?
Roy (the manager) and his staff were so very accommodating that I would like to encourage you to return the favor by giving some positive feedback for the folks who work at Comfort Inn at Story City by going to www.tripadvisor.com/reviewit. Roy and his staff will receive recognition via a plaque and cash rewards. One year they were rewarded a plaque and $4,000- which Roy graciously shared with his staff. So please take a moment to fill out a brief review for the Story City Inn as an appreciation for all they do for us quilters! Thanks!