Just a note to let you all know the Quilted Jewel tote bag pattern is now up on the web site. Click on patterns at the top of the page. The Quilted Jewel patterns are on the right side, just scroll down.
I'm headed off to a quilt retreat on Sunday and it goes to Wednesday. This is at the Lake Wappogasset Bible camp in Amery, WI. Camp Wapo is a Lutheran Bible camp set between 2 lakes, just wonderful! Great views and a huge sewing area (or scrap booking, or....). They have, of course, many Bible camps but they also rent out the facilities to other groups. My local guild has had 8 retreats there over the years and I'm going to one put on by the camp itself. Nice group of ladies and all so welcoming! I didn't know any of them before I went last spring. They must have liked me, asked me to come back for the fall retreat. Quilters are the best.
I'm hoping to accomplish a lot while there, mainly the piecing and design of the new pine tree quilt using the template set. I always have lots of packing before a retreat. Don't we always need to take at least 1/2 the sewing room? Oh, and way more projects than we can possibly get done. Since it's during the workweek, I need to take the lap top (thank goodness for wifi) and cell phone. On the up-side, no cooking or laundry!
So, tell me, when you go on a quilt retreat what are your 'must haves'? I take my chair and a lamp (maybe 2 this time). I go overboard on taking thread. I just have to have the right color! I also have it to share for others that aren't threadaholics like me.