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    Batting Beauty

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    Default Any advice for first time attendees of a quilting retreat?

    Those of you who have been to various MSQC retreats, do you have any advice for someone who's going to their first one?

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Any advice for first time attendees of a quilting retreat?

    I think this depends on the type of retreat and what you want to get out of it. My first (non longarm) retreat was MSQC Fall Forum last year. I always wondered why some people go back year after year. Now I know. Part of it is for the people. I'm looking forward to my 2nd one this year. I like to pre-cut my fabrics ahead of time for whatever project I want to work on. I also try to give myself some break time for visiting and time for learning something new. I don't have many quilty friends in town, so it was great to visit with other quilters. Most of all, plan to have FUN and bring $$ to shop.

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    The Guild President

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    Default Re: Any advice for first time attendees of a quilting retreat?

    I agree with the "cut before you go to the retreat", if it is one that you are working on your own projects. The biggest reason I do this is to give my feet a break. By doing this at home, I can break it up and not have to stand for hours at a time.

    Double check to make sure you have all accessories needed for your sewing machine. Like foot pedal, power cord, 1/4 inch foot, extra bobbins. MSQC has the machine shed, but they may not have the brand you need for your specific machine.

    Enjoy your retreat, they are a ton of fun!
    Vicki C

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Any advice for first time attendees of a quilting retreat?

    I hear they like goodie bags and snacks.



    Lorie

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Any advice for first time attendees of a quilting retreat?

    Go and have fun, enjoy the people you attend with and treasure the friends you will make while there.

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    Machine Stitcher

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    Default Re: Any advice for first time attendees of a quilting retreat?

    Bring snacks, your favorite drink, maybe an extra pillow if one isn't enough. Get plenty of rest ahead of time, because it's a crazy, cool good time! Retreats are the best!!
    Dawn Wilking

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