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    Does Anyone Have?

    Was the first forum retreat in 2012? I prepared a very extensive list (compiled from others on the internet) of things to pack for the retreat. I've done extensive searches and cannot locate a copy either here or on my computer. Anyone have a copy they can link here?
    Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
    it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

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

    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
    Nail file
    Lip balm
    Hand lotion
    Layered clothing
    Comfortable shoes, slippers, fuzzy socks
    Snacks to share (some should try to be healthy)
    Stain remover pen


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

    Shopping list
    Gift Cards
    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
    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)


      Also here is the post of Let's Play: "I'm going on a quilt retreat and I'm going to take:" that you started in the 2015 Fall Forum group

      I hope these helped


        Your search abilities far outshine what I tried yesterday! Thanks a gazillion and a half.
        Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
        it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

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


          Pretty sure the first one was in 2013. It was not long after I had my lung surgery.
          Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love



            Marilyn is right. The first retreat was in 2013 because this is our fifth retreat.


              Okay, okay - rub it in that I'm older than dirt and the old memory is slipping! I'll probably forget how to get to Hamilton!!
              Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
              it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

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


                I'm with you Sandy - They say the memory is the second thing to "Go" when you get old ... and I forget what the first thing was.


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