Friday, October 24, 2008
Quilt Retreat - Here I Come!
"Bags are packed, I'm ready to go"
Friday morning through Saturday late afternoon. Bags include fabric and tools for 3 separate projects - am I crazy? However, I HAVE learned to KISS when working on a project at a Quilt Retreat! Too much food, too much laughing, not enough sleep, etc. Just in case I run out of projects, I have included that huge box of free fabric that was given to me several weeks ago - that stays in the trunk of my car unless I get desperate! LOL
If you have not been to a quilt retreat - this is my one suggestion. The entire set-up is always 'new' to you. Your space may be limited or on the 'wrong' side of you, or the table may be too high, too low, same with chairs, or the lighting may not be to your liking. This is why I've said KISS. I tend to get discombobulated with things in the 'wrong' place. So, stay flexible, and don't expect to complete a huge amount of what you planned. However, SOME of my amazing guild 'sisters' DO manage to complete HUGE amounts of sewing!
One really great thing about THIS retreat is that the Guild has arranged to have pressing and cutting areas set up, and most of us can leave our irons and large cutting mats behind. If your retreats have not included this nicety, it is worth extra fussing to prepare this part of the setup.
I'm outta here! 8-)))