Saturday, February 20, 2016

I'm in Retreat

Well, not exactly!  I'm going on our first Music City Modern Quilt Guild Retreat this weekend! Not just our guild's first, but my first!

  

I do quilt all the time.  Practically every single day.  This will be different.  Spending the weekend with a bunch of crazy fun, super talented and like minded people is going to be the best ~ EVER!!

I've spent the last couple days prepping.  Getting fabric cut, filling WIP bags, sorting through fabric. Little time has been spent on what to wear!  Because really...who cares?!  



I've remembered to pack my power cord and foot pedal, imagine forgetting those two things!

  

I have all my prints and solids (not shown) ready for another Denyse Schmidt quilt.  This time using her 'New Bedford' collection.  I think it'll be amazing!



I also decided Hazel needed to come along for the ride!  I've decided my couch would be spruced up with two pillows using Anna Maria Horner's 'Echinacea' fabric.  I think they will make a boring old couch pretty jazzy!

My color wheel's are in the mix!  I need a few more before I can hope to make something out of those 4" rainbow wheels!  

Stop me now!!!  I'm thinking of another project I would love to bring!  Yikes!  You would think were going to be gone a week!  We'll see how that plays out!  Kona Highlight is the star of that one!

We all have heard of or been the lucky recipients of Swag Bags, right?  Because the retreat is on the heels of QuiltCon, how could we...our guild...not have a Swag Bag?  Mind you it isn't as fancy or stuffed with fabric goodness, but it's the thought that counts!



Cute right?



My daughter designed the front of the tag, as for the back...well isn't it so true?  


Little treats, little goodies, little bits of love!

Off we go to Paris!  (Paris Tennessee!)  I'll report back on Monday!


21 comments :

  1. You will have a blast!! Be prepared for less sleep though! A couple years ago one of our retreaters actually did forget her power cord for her machine. This year another one did. Those are the first things I stick in my bag. I now have one of the rolling sewing totes from JoAnn's-it's awesome with 4 other bags to put your projects in. Looking forward to hearing about your experience!

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    1. It was an amazing time! There is nothing like spending a long weekend with a big group of women…all with a passion for quilting in common! Very little sleep and long long days! BTW…no one forgot their cords or foot pedals!

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  2. You are tearing me up with all your Denyse Schmidt goodness lately! Have a great time!!

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    1. Sorry Sarah about the DS goodness! Isn't it great?! The retreat is over, I am exhausted! What a fabulous weekend it turned out to be!

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  3. Have a wonderful time! Sounds like you have thought of every thing!

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  4. Oh, la la! Bon Voyage, Jayne ;)

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  6. Have a fabulous time - I wonder how much sewing you will get done. Love Twix bars!!!

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    1. Thank you Julie…I did! Tons of sewing was done by me and everyone! I am officially exhausted!

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  7. We have a Paris in Ontario as well. Have fun at your retreat. How could you not?!

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    1. Oh boy did we! It was a fun and exhausting weekend!

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  8. I am SO looking forward to my lovely little guild's first retreat coming up in April. I wish it could have been this week-end. It would have soothed my non-QuiltCon-attending soul! :)

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    1. Well, I can only say…I am so tired! But it was so much fun. You can expect the same thing when you go on your retreat! Long days, great company and very little sleep!

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  9. Sounds like a good time is to be had! Can't wait to read about it :)

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  10. Don't think I officially thanked you for the goodie bag...so, thank you! :)

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  11. It looks like you had a blast! I can't wait to hear all about it.

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  12. The goody bags were SO sweet and fun! Thank you so much.

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