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28.6 SQ Ep 049 – What to take on Retreat

November 21, 2012

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As I was posing the question about what to take on retreat, I was hit by a question out of the blue about retreats on my Facebook wall.

I was happy to see that many different answers to the question, what do you advise a retreat newbie provided three answers to my questions.

First, bring things for personal comfort, such as food, fuzzy socks etc.

Second, bring things for supplies for projects – don’t forget your sewing machine if you’re a machine sewist. (most of us are!)

Third, reflect on the types of projects you’re taking – always precut, take more than you think, decide what’s useful for you to finish

In the longest section I discuss what it was like to be at my current retreat.

The biggest quilt was the samurai sudoku quilt top center finish.

Next was helping the near 10 year old with designing and sewing this block.

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After the samurai was taken care of, I worked on these two blocks and made parts for more blocks.

And you can see the difference in the blocks and their construction.

And here’s the chilly pre-thanksgiving view from my porch this morning, testing out a camera option.  Luckily it will get nice and toasty today.

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That’s all for now.  Look for BFSI quick post.

Additional music

Walking with your bare feet on by Erin Dickens

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25.6 SQ Episode 043 – Meetup at MQS

May 20, 2012

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In this show I talk about my experiences of going to our international/national/semilocal/local show “Machine Quilters Showcase” which I helped out on two different occasions, and discuss some things that go on in quilt shows that you may or may not know.  Some of the behind the scenes stuff for the show in the tasks that I was able to do.

First I talk about my experience receiving quilts, and what that involves, and next about working on putting ribbons on the quilts, and some of the “last minute details” getting cleaned up before the show.

This is the stack of boxes just before getting the quilts out ready to sort and analyze them.

This is a small stack of quilts after sorting and folding some (maybe a 10th of the total were done by this time?) This is still when we’re unboxing things.

Here is the “ribbon committee” who were helping with sorting and organizing ribbons for placement on the quilts.

And here are the pretty ribbons we placed on the quilts.

And a particularly sparkly quilt that we loved the way it looked with the low light. This is the back (YES YOU HEARD ME) the back of the quilt.

Then I discuss meeting Jackie and Robin and a little bit about our day. If you can stick with the podcast until near the end you get to hear the small amount of audio that we recorded (just a hi and goodbye mainly in addition to many many giggles).

And here is Robin, me, and Jackie. I wore that shirt because I thought it’d be easy to spot me. 🙂 Had a couple of guys from up north tell me that the shirt was nice later in the day due to the logo.

And here is the BEST OF SHOW quilt that I was able to help move the plastic underneath the quilt prior to showing. And I pinned the ribbon on it (with white gloves).

Um…. I didn’t get the picture of the full quilt like I had thought. Too much to do/see I guess.  So you’ll have to just take my word on it.

I didn’t get the pictures all uploaded or analyzed yet. But if you like these, there are more to come later!  Enjoy!