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    What to Bring Oh What to Bring

    I know it is still early but I thought this would help everyone to start figuring out what they want to bring. Below is a list of Retreat Packing items that might help you figure out what you want to pack. ***Please label your items as many have the same brand of item or things are borrowed or left and it is easier to return the items to the owner.***

    FEEL FREE TO ADD TO THE POST ANYTHING THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN FORGOTTEN OR YOU THINK OF!!!

    A lot of this list is what Sandy Navas wrote last year. And others added to it as additional things were thought of.

    My camera and battery charger or extra batteries (additional Memory Card for Camera if needed)
    My cell phone and charger
    My personal chair (if convenient) or a chair cushion
    *Missouri Star Retreat Center has folding chairs and tables available
    My cutting mat
    My rotary cutter and extra blades
    My sewing machine with presser feet, foot control, power cord, and lots of bobbins (don't forget the 1/4 inch foot and walking foot)
    *Missouri Star has some machines available to rent - this can be done through Eventbrite
    My extension cord or power strip
    Fabric marking pens, pencils, and a Sharpie
    A notebook and/or sketch pad
    My Ott light or work light (if desired)
    My thread catcher/pincushion
    My personal fan
    My rulers and templates (what I will need for my planned projects)
    My scissors, both paper and cloth, thread snippers
    My machine screwdriver (for changing feet and needles)
    My seam ripper (hopefully I won't need it)
    My starch or sizing
    Sticky labels for marking my supplies
    Tape, painter's tape and Scotch tape
    My needles and thimble (both machine and hand sewing needles, if you please)
    My thread
    My planned projects separated into small totes or zip-lock bags
    My patterns
    Small fun projects for when I get tired and need to switch off and kick back (zipper bags, pincushions, etc.)
    Scraps to test my machine tension and to use for Leaders and Enders
    Notions for my planned projects
    A measuring tape
    Quilter's glue (if you use it - Elmer's school glue or a washable glue stick)
    Extra zip-lock bags

    *It is suggested to plan your projects well in advance, package planned projects with all items necessary for that project completion. That may involve precutting blocks, including extra fabric, the pattern, thread for completing the project, zippers, buttons, batting, backing, binding, etc.

    Missouri Star has irons and ironing board stations set up, along with some cutting stations

    Additional items for personal comfort

    My glasses
    Prescriptions and medicines
    A refillable water bottle (with a cover to prevent spills)
    Pain killers
    Band-aids
    Nail file
    Kleenex
    Lip balm
    Hand lotion
    Layered clothing
    Comfortable shoes, slippers, fuzzy socks
    Snacks to share (some should try to be healthy)
    CHOCOLATE
    Stain remover pen
    Maps

    MY WALLET FULL OF CREDIT CARDS AND MONEY

    If staying at the retreat center, a robe, PJs, slippers, hairdryer, personal bathroom items

    Velcro
    Shopping list
    Gift Cards
    Favors/Gifts
    Door prizes
    Mints or hard candy
    Tweezers (helps to grab tiny threads if needed)
    Lint roller helps to remove threads and stuff from clothes or project
    Laptop/Ipad (possibly headphones) Not necessary but was helpful to me last year (these came in handy last year when I was working on a new project, I just played and paused as I sewed through my first pillowcase)
    empty sterlite tote or two left in the van to put my purchases in that way they are don't end up all over the van.
    Pinking shears
    Spray adhesive if you use it
    Show and tell items if you would like to share something you have made with the group.
    My sewing box of notions (Pins, needles, machine tools, extra feet, tape measures, etc)
    Revolving mat
    Kits of projects
    IPod with music, dock and headphones
    a little notepad and pencil for jotting down notes or sharing phone numbers/emails
    projects in bags
    Items for the giveaways for the table
    Favors for everyone
    Any items that I want to put on the “I don’t want this, you can have it” table
    Coke or favorite nonalcoholic drink
    My Missouri Star tumbler for drinks with name on it
    Surge protector with enough plug ins for all your stuff (MSQC does have some of these)
    Shelf liner or mat to put under sewing machine
    Spray bottle for ironing
    Mini iron
    Mini ironing board
    Wooden Seam Press
    Flashlight
    Any item that you would like Jenny to sign

    Fabrics and supplies for the mini classes (if you wish) – most of these are planned for Sunday & MSQC is closed on Sunday – Please see the Eventbrite page for a list of items

    A U-haul to carry everything in

    Pillowcases (if you want to make some to donate)
    Children’s Hospital Quilts (if you would like to donate one)

    Smiles are also necessary...leave those grumpy faces behind.

    #2
    Sounds like a good list! Thanks for posting. It will be really helpful for us first-timers. I've already been thinking about favors and think I'd better start on those soon!
    Brenda. :icon_wave:

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      #3
      DON'T FORGET THE TRAVELING NIGHTGOWN - THIS REQUIRES NO LABEL
      Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
      it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

      "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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        #4
        Holy crap!!! I'll have to charter a private plane to bring all that stuff!
        pat.

        No rain....no rainbows!


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        If you can't be nice.....BE QUIET!

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          #5
          "Smiles are also necessary...leave those grumpy faces behind."

          Grumpy faces can and will appear if people are outside my door being loud at 6 am again this year ...

          jut sayin'
          K is for Karen πŸ˜Šβ€‹..................
          Cremation - My last hope for a smokin' hot body.


          Before you speak,
          T - is it TRUE?
          H - is it HELPFUL?
          I - is it INSPIRING?
          N - is it NECESSARY?
          K - is it KIND?

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            #6
            Sorry Karen but you know it is going to happen!
            Bernice :icon_wave:

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              #7
              Grumpy faces can and will appear if people are outside my door being loud at 6 am again this year ...

              Oh no, say it isn't so! I don't function well (at all) before 8! I can open my eyes about 7 but that's about it�� I may have to go to bed earlier -but I don't do that well either!
              Brenda. :icon_wave:

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                #8
                Ha! Now you understand the grumpy faces comment. I'm not a bright and early morning person either. I have to say the culprits did quiet down once I came out and growled at them (which is about all I can vocalize that early)
                K is for Karen πŸ˜Šβ€‹..................
                Cremation - My last hope for a smokin' hot body.


                Before you speak,
                T - is it TRUE?
                H - is it HELPFUL?
                I - is it INSPIRING?
                N - is it NECESSARY?
                K - is it KIND?

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                  #9
                  Well I know the morning person wasn't me! I was probably the last person to wake up and stumble downstairs in the mornings.

                  I don't know who will be sitting near the windows, but a fan is highly recommended. I will try to bring the standing fan I have just in case.

                  Hey BoB, can you bring your pinking rotary cutter? I want to give it a try and see if I helps with all those loose threads I have.

                  I'll be bringing my Strip ..... oh crap, I forgot it's name.... the striptastic ruler that I love. So if you have some strips to make, it'll be easy to do.

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                    #10
                    I'll bring my Stripology ruler too (thanks Carol for showing me last year-got Steve to buy one for me.) And ran into a good deal on a refill bottle (32oz) of unscented Best Press and a starter bottle too so we should be good on that.

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                      #11
                      New ruler, Strip-o-Crap. We will have to see if Carol won't do a demonstration for us at the retreat.
                      K is for Karen πŸ˜Šβ€‹..................
                      Cremation - My last hope for a smokin' hot body.


                      Before you speak,
                      T - is it TRUE?
                      H - is it HELPFUL?
                      I - is it INSPIRING?
                      N - is it NECESSARY?
                      K - is it KIND?

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                        #12
                        lol I love that thing and I can't remember it's name. I've been calling it my striptastic for a while.

                        I will do a demo of how to change your rotary cutting blade though. I've added a new section to the demo - how to tell if you have two blades in the cutter.

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                          #13
                          Carol, you might just have to hire someone to change your blade once in a while.
                          K is for Karen πŸ˜Šβ€‹..................
                          Cremation - My last hope for a smokin' hot body.


                          Before you speak,
                          T - is it TRUE?
                          H - is it HELPFUL?
                          I - is it INSPIRING?
                          N - is it NECESSARY?
                          K - is it KIND?

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                            #14
                            News alert: Carol puts her blades in the rotary cutter upside down.
                            Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
                            it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

                            "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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                              #15
                              Don't feel bad, Snippet. I was at a class a couple of months ago. I had just changed my rotary cutter blade before I left. While there, I could not figure out why it wasn't cutting very well and there was a lot of threads stuck to the blade. I thought it was just oily. I finally decided to change the blade and discovered I had two blades in it. Hey, those blades stick together!!!

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                              This group is only for those who are registered to attend the 2016 Fall Forum Retreat in Hamilton, MO (You can sign up on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fall-forum-retreat-which-includes-a-trunk-show-with-jenny-tickets-21527960710 Four days of fun, friendship, shopping, learning and quilting. Interact with the Doan Family – Jenny, Ron, Al, Sarah, Natalie. Enjoy Jenny’s Trunk Show and learn from our forum quilting pros. Your time is your own as you can participate in as many or few activities as you wish.
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