Quilt retreats are filled with friends, fabric, laughter, and food.
Here’s a quilt retreat checklist – Lady of the Lake style!
Quilt Retreat Packing List
2018 Lady of the Lake Style!
Since each quilt retreat is different (due to location, format, schedules, work stations, and even the people you go with), I’ve decided to share how we do quilt retreat at Kentucky Dam Village, Lady of the Lake style!
We have eight lovely ladies in one cabin. We each set up our work station, stitch a lot, eat a lot, share a lot, and laugh a lot. We schedule our meals and each person provides in some way, either meals or supplies.
This year will be a working retreat for me, but I’m looking forward to working in the company of some of my dearest friends! Hope you get some use from this list and a little insight to dynamics of the Lady of the Lake gals.
Sewing Machine (I take my featherweight) and supplies:
Electrical cord, foot pedal, extra light bulb, manual, bobbins, Q-tips (for cleaning machine, not ears)
General Quilting Supplies:
Seam ripper, scissors, rotary cutter and blades, rulers, cutting mat, iron, pressing surface, tables, electrical cords, extension cords, extra lighting, fabric spray, pins, hand-work supplies, guild directory, ¼” guide and 3M removable double-stick for guide on machine.
Pajamas, preferred drinks, snacks and food for meals not planned, rice bag for sore muscles, “Oh, Ross!” massager for neck and shoulders (reference Poldark), comfortable clothing, walking shoes, jeans for shopping trips, jacket/sweatshirt, overnight bag/products, Advil, pain relief lotion
My Work Station (while at retreat this year, I’ll be filling orders, designing more patterns, working on our guild’s mystery quilt pattern designing, and attaching labels to #usebothsides quilts):
Personal fireplace heater, saddle chair, templates, blank paper, pencils, computer, keyboard, mouse, and cords, printer and cords, printer paper, batteries, paper cutter, tape, mailing bags, patterns, background fabrics, focus fabrics, fusible, basting glue, applique scissors, Kathy’s quilt, Phoebee, Belle, Lily, Sally, Fiona quilts, phone charger, Fitbit charger, dvd player and exercise mat.
Ingredients for my assigned meal: Cheesy, Broccoli Potato Soup with salad and bread.
Snacks (chocolate, trail mix, licorice)
Tea and waters
This doesn’t look like much food, but when each quilter brings extra to share, we end up with lots of snacks and never has anyone lost weight on a retreat – except one gal – she was determined!
Quilt retreats are fun, productive, yummy, and tiresome all rolled into one week!
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