I like to go on quilt retreats with the other ladies from my local quilt club, there are usually about 25 of us. Since I am driving for an hour to get there it is important that I pack enough stuff to make sure my time is productive.

What do I take?

  • UFOs, small projects
  • back up fabric and charm squares for 'on a whim' or run out of planned projects sewing
  • Water bottle, diet coke, snacks
  • my Google Nexus tablet and cell phone
  • scissors and thread snips
  • rotary cutter and blades
  • thread
  • bobbins
  • rulers
  • cutting mat
  • pins, safety pins
  • small waste basket
  • a fun vintage sewing machine or two, manual, power cords, pedal
  • extension cord and power board
  • un-picker
  • pen, pencil, notebook
  • quilt novel
  • small iron and small ironing pad or small ironing table

Sharing a room with my QC buddy Carin

The sewing room, 26 industrious women and tons of awesome projects

My sewing space and that is Carin in the background with her cute featherweight!

A triangle quilt top finished at retreat
I take a different vintage machine to each retreat:

It is a lot of fun and a great way to get to know other people in the club.