Quilt Retreat Report

@marsha32 (6693)
United States
July 31, 2016 6:00pm CST
It was fun fun fun! I am happy with the things I got done while there. The socializing with other quilters is always great. Being away from the stress and chaos of my house is always a blessing. The meals were so good. There was so much food that they sent home so many of the leftover with me--a big gallon sized bag of chicken, a large bag of salad, a container of mixed salad greens, a container of cherry tomatoes, a whole pizza, and about 15 Hawaiian roll ham and cheese sandwiches. I almost finished all 3 of the Barbie bedding sets that you see one of in the picture of this post. There is one for each of 3 granddaughters with birthdays in August. All I have to do to finish the other sets is sew 3 little pillows shut. I made 2 sets of 2 microwave hotpads that will be up for sale in my etsy shop. I also made one for myself. I made 4 sets of coasters. One to send to an online friend, which is a set that should have been made long ago. One set in greens and pinks that will be for sale in my etsy shop. Then I made 2 sets with Armed Forces fabric prints from a charm pack. These 2 sets have a cotton batting center that the other sets don't have and will also be listed in my etsy shop. I sewed up 2 more rows of that colorful quilt that I started this past week. I got another row and made more blocks for the black and white with a bit of red quilt. I got more yo-yo's added to the table runner, leaving me 34 more to put on to finish it. I managed to win one door prize, which is a Halloween wall hanging kit. I won one game prize of a pencil set for marking patterns on quilts. The games were pretty fun. The first one there was a red clip they called a quilt bug. You had to sneak around clipping it to someone. At the up time that person had to pull a task from the jar to do. At my time my task was to name 4 past presidents of the guild. We played Don't Say That. Tiny clothespins were stolen for the day when we heard someone say the words we weren't to say. Some of the words were: ok, you know, scissors, lend, and tired. They had left, right, center to play to win fabric strips. In 6 rounds I never won, but a couple of the ladies didn't want the strips and gave them to me. The grand prize and 5 runner up prizes were won in a raffle of sorts. We each got 10 papers then had to wait until some time after supper last night to finally open our slips to see who won. One lucky lady won both the grand prize and one of the runner up prizes too! Would you like me to share pictures of some of my other projects in posts this week? The unfinished items will be in my WIP Wednesday post on my blog. Ok, off to spend some time in notifications and play a little catch up.
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@celticeagle (118255)
• Boise, Idaho
1 Aug 16
You really made out well. Got a lot done. All that food! I would be thrilled. Always worried about that. Sounds like a nice week end all round.
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@marsha32 (6693)
• United States
1 Aug 16
They all knew that 5 grandchildren live here and this is our week to have all 5.
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@celticeagle (118255)
• Boise, Idaho
1 Aug 16
@marsha32 .....That is good of them.
@shaggin (36845)
• United States
1 Aug 16
That sounds like a lot of fun especially the games! Games are my favorite part of parties. The barbie quilt set you made is very cute!
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@marsha32 (6693)
• United States
1 Aug 16
I loved the left, right, center. It was such a fun break from sewing sewing and more sewing. The other games went on while we sewed.
• United States
1 Aug 16
i'm exhausted jest readin' 'f yer weekend. don't reckon i knew they played games't such? congrats'n yer winnin', i fear i'd left 'til such 'twas o'er, lol. with all that food ya ought not need to fix a meal fer a day 'r 2 :) cute lil barbie doll sets.
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@marsha32 (6693)
• United States
1 Aug 16
There are usually games at the retreats for chances to win prizes. The smaller prizes were for that. The bigger prizes we were given 80 tickets with our name on them and we put our names in the jars for the prizes we were interested in winning.
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• United States
1 Aug 16
@marsha32 i jest dislike games such's what goes'n 't schtuff like that...'n weddin'/baby showers. jest aint my thing :(
@bunnybon7 (36504)
• Holiday, Florida
1 Aug 16
wonderful. how lovely. gee, you have sure been a busy little bee!
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@marsha32 (6693)
• United States
1 Aug 16
I'm going to try to stay that way with my sewing. I want to join a fall/winter bowling league and need to make enough money to pay each week.
@rina110383 (24134)
1 Aug 16
Yes, I would love to see them. Those projects of yours (the ones I see above) are so lovely. I would love to see more of them.
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@marsha32 (6693)
• United States
1 Aug 16
Hopefully my post today didn't end up being more of me promoting that I make the hotpads over just telling about them.
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@Susan2015 (20579)
• United States
31 Jul 16
It sounds like you really had a lot of fun there. Sometimes it's nice to do get away for a bit.
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@marsha32 (6693)
• United States
1 Aug 16
Most of the time I wish I could get away from here forever.
@GardenGerty (99354)
• United States
31 Jul 16
Well here you are. I hope you have made it to cash out, but if not, there is next month. I am going to wind up and head to bed fairly soon. It sounds like you had a wonderful time, though.
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@marsha32 (6693)
• United States
1 Aug 16
Yes, I had made it to cash out before the retreat so then ended up 26 cents over I think.
@KristenH (24088)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
31 Jul 16
Wow! You got the most out of it. Way to go! Sounds like fun!
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@just4him (117099)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Aug 16
You were a busy little quilter. I'm glad you had so much fun.
@jaboUK (53936)
• United Kingdom
2 Aug 16
It sounds as if you had a really productive time, and had fun while you were there. The barbie set looks great.
• United States
1 Aug 16
Good to read that crafting was so relaxing, successful and seen as a blessing . . .